Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is a global financial services group, operating in the UK, Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Based in Edinburgh, it offers a wide variety of business and personal banking services, as well as insurance services and corporate finance.
So, even though most graduates will be aware of RBS as a bank, with some students taking out there student bank account, they also offer a range of other services too.
It has around 150,000 employees, and revenue of around £26billion. Though it has often come under criticism for its role in the global financial crisis, it is actively involved in a number of CSR initiatives. For example, in 2012, the company made significant steps towards increasing the representation of females in senior roles, and gave MoneySense lessons to over 340,000 pupils in UK schools.
RBS offers graduate programmes in a wide range of specialisms, including: Sales, Trading, Corporate Advisory, Retail HR, Business Services, and Risk. From day one, graduates are assigned a mentor and are given the best possible line manager support, helping to prepare them for a future leadership role. Of course, there’s also a formal programme of learning and development.
Recruiters at RBS look for a strong academic background, though the subject you studied is not important. Whether it was English Literature or Engineering, if you can demonstrate the right personal qualities, you could pursue a career within the business.
The starting salary is highly competitive, and there’s also a generous benefits package.
UK Government currently owns over 80% of the RBS Group.