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RBS - Apprenticeship Opportunities

RBS has launched an initiative to recruit bright young people from diverse backgrounds in Edinburgh.

Working with social mobility charity Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB), RBS is expanding a successful pilot it launched in 2019. The bank is seeking diverse young people to help make sure it represents the communities it serves.

LTSB prepares and supports bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into meaningful work with major firms.

This programme is the first of its kind for the bank and the wider UK financial services market.

It’s about making sure young people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to work in such a large firm are clear, capable and motivated about the opportunities RBS offers. Successful candidates take part in a three-week bootcamp of personal and professional development.

Successful completion of a 3-week virtual Bootcamp guarantees an interview with RBS for an apprenticeship. Candidates who are offered roles will also attend a further 1-week ‘Recharge’ event including team building and employability skills activities to prepare them for their apprenticeships. On the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst learning new skills, earning a competitive salary, and being supported professionally through the programme.

We are looking for young people who are passionate about building a career in technology, innovation and customer experience. You don’t need previous experience, but you do need to show evidence of an interest in the sector.

There is a range of opportunities available, including Level 6-degree apprenticeships in Digital & Technology Solutions, Level 4 apprenticeships for Data Analysts and Software Developers, and Level 3 apprenticeships for Senior Financial Services Customer Advisors.

One of the successful candidates from last year’s London pilot, Iyi Adesan, 19, couldn’t recommend the initiative more highly. “This programme has changed my life completely. The problem is we aren’t taught that there are opportunities like this available and we don't have the resources to seek them. There are a lot of people like me who have such passion and skills and do not know how to make good use of these.”

The effects are felt at home too: “Because of this success my relationship with my mum has been phenomenal. I have never seen her so proud of me - now she shows off to her friends!”

Another successful candidate, Justina Blair, said “I am very grateful to LTSB. They have made the transition between adolescence and adulthood a lot less nerve-wracking. With their assistance I secured a job working at a bank led by a female CEO, Alison Rose, I’m being paid the same as my male peers, and I am more confident than ever that I can navigate my career beyond my four-year degree.”

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Contract length



From £18,765 + 10% benefit funding



Closing date

15th July 2020

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