2020 Graduate Trainee in Internal Audit, Edinburgh

RBS · £30-40k · Scotland
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Starting your career with Internal Audit will give you a unique opportunity to quickly gain experience and insight into the financial services industry, its products and operations. You’ll also interact with and learn from respected industry leaders.


About the business area

Internal Audit is an independent area of our organisation, integral to us meeting our ambitions, and protecting the interests of our customers. We provide assurance by calling out risks, asking the tough questions, and challenging where we need to.

We ensure effective controls are always in place to manage our risks, keeping the bank and our customers safe.


About the programme

During this three year programme you’ll develop deep understanding of how the bank operates while completing your accountancy qualification. 

As a graduate trainee you’ll gain up to date knowledge of the impact of the changing financial services environment and relevant changes for the bank. You’ll also be working with our business stakeholders, to support them in effectively managing risks in their business areas.

We’ll reward you with a starting salary of £31,850 a year.

This programme will develop your knowledge and experience in risk management, project management and sharpen your interpersonal skills.

Over the three years, you can expect to:
• Gain a relevant professional qualification
• Develop an understanding of how different parts of the bank operate from ‘front to back’
• Build thorough knowledge of the business risk environment and the controls used to mitigate those risks
• Develop excellent relationship management skills, honed by managing multiple stakeholders from a range of different businesses
• Help your stakeholders improve their risk and control frameworks
• Contribute to delivering the audit plan, providing assurance to the bank’s audit committee
• Support continuous risk monitoring and help to evolve the control framework

In the early stages of the programme, you’ll take part in an induction, where you’ll get to know fellow graduates and learn about our customers, and how our bank works on a holistic level.

From day one, you’ll have a wide network of dedicated people to support you, including a Graduate Buddy and your Line Manager. They’ll be there, every step of the way, to answer questions, help you build your professional network and support you in your career development.

As your experience grows, you’ll be developing the skills that could lead you into roles including:
• Senior Auditor, Audit Manager and Senior Audit Manager
• Managerial roles in Risk and Control functions
• Control roles within our front-line business


About you

To be eligible for our Internal Audit programme, you’ll need to have, or be on course to achieving a 2:1 in your degree.

We’re looking for people who are analytical thinkers, able to overcome a range of challenges. You’ll have first class communication skills both written and verbal, and the interpersonal skills to negotiate and challenge as appropriate.

You’ll also be able to show real initiative and resourcefulness when it comes to your work, with a meticulous approach to problem solving and attention to detail.

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Deadline: 31 December 2019
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