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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London
  • UCAS Points: Risk Graduate
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1


Join us as a Risk Graduate and you’ll be challenged with helping us strengthen our risk culture and improve our resilience, both now and for the future. Our graduate programme is designed to build a pipeline of rounded risk professionals who understand our business, and have the talent and capability to contribute at a strategic level.

Our Risk teams provide oversight and challenge on almost every aspect of what RBS does as a bank. We create, maintain and manage an overarching risk framework which is linked to the bank’s risk appetite, and allows all areas of our business to understand and control their risks. As RBS continues to evolve and to innovate, and with our focus on becoming stronger and more resilient, Risk’s role continues to grow in importance.

What you can expect

You’ll join a two year programme, with four rotations which will give you the chance to build your knowledge across different risk disciplines, such as Operational Risk, Enterprise Wide Risk Management, Credit Risk, Market Risk and Risk Infrastructure.

It’s a unique and valuable opportunity to test your skills against the demands of these distinct specialisms, while developing a rounded outlook and a network across our risk community. But it’s not just breadth you can expect. You’ll work on key business projects and manage teams across your rotations, giving you the exposure you need to develop a deep understanding of what we do.

Who we’re looking for

We’ve designed our graduate programme to embed the traits and tools needed for good risk management across the bank.

To succeed in Risk you’ll need to be curious and independent minded. You should be the type of person who looks at the bigger picture and thinks long term, while embracing change. You’ll be passionate about seeking and understanding the information which allows you to make sound decisions, and provide well reasoned recommendations to our businesses.

The decisions our colleagues make might have a wider effect on the economy, on our brand, and on our customers. It’s Risk’s role to manage this. To do that, we’re looking for people with strong numerical and analytical skills, with the ability to manage stakeholders and communicate effectively.

Many risk roles have a strong quantitative or analytical component, and study fields such as Finance, Mathematics and Economics are likely to have given you valuable transferrable skills. However the Risk function is very diverse, and we’re happy to consider graduates with any degree discipline.

Whatever you’ve studied, we ask all of our graduates to have a minimum 2:1. You don’t need any specific UCAS points for this programme.

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