Equality and Diversity Internships, Programmes,Events A helpful calendar of schemes and their application and closing dates

Calendar of Diversity Internships

Details of Equality and Diversity internship schemes in terms of what they are and their key dates.

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GradVantage webinar: Equality and Diversity Internship Schemes (2018 Graduates & Final Years Only)

Wed 1 May 2019, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Webinar Wednesdays - online employability sessions from the Student and Graduate Employability Service

Equality and Diversity on Careers Connect


Vercida - platform for identifying diversity and inclusion employers and searching for their vacancies
The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2018/19 Rankings
Voluntary commitment by an organisation to work towards the principles of being a mindful employer - supporting staff and offering training. Examples of those signed up - Asda, HS2, PwC
Time to change are a 'social movement' working to change the way mental health problems are perceived and talked about Employers who sign the pledge are demonstrating their commitment to changing how mental health is perceived in the workplace and aim to make sure that such employees feel supported. 1006 signed up to the pledge, including: MIND, The Telegraph, Lindt, OVO Energy, Siemens and ITV.
This charter is about employers making a meaningful commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce Search (over 1000) employer members.
Around 19% of the population as a disability of some kind. Disability Confident is a government voluntary scheme designed to help employers recruit and retains disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent. It has replaced the 2 ticks positive about disability scheme. Different levels, 1-3. 3 is highest (disability confident leader). Employers signed up to level 2 or 3 - offer interview all applicants with a disability who meet essential criteria on a person spec E.g. ACAS, AGE UK, Citizens Advice, ALDI and ASDA.
Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) - The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.

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  • Change 100
  • EmployAbility
  • Upcoming Prospects
  • Windsor Fellowship
  • First Year Banking Insight
  • Sheffield Theatres
  • RBS Careers Female Insight Weeks
  • Upcoming Prospects
  • Windsor Fellowship
  • RBS Careers Female Insight Weeks
  • CharityWorks
  • Historic England
  • EmployAbility
  • Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
  • Future Female Engineers
  • Windsor Fellowship
  • Historic England
  • EmployAbility
  • IT not just for boys Windsor Fellowship
  • RBS Careers Female Insight Weeks
  • The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • BAME City Law
  • The Government Communication Service (GCS) internship
  • Creative Access
  • The Stuart Ross BAME Press Office Internship
  • Taylor Bennett Foundation
  • Sage Publishing
  • The Guardian Positive Action Scheme
  • Creative Access
  • The Journalism Diversity Fund
  • Harper Collins Publishers
  • The Scheme
  • Civil Service Early Diversity Internship Programme
  • Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP)
  • The Government Communication Service (GCS) internship
  • Windsor Fellowship
  • House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship
  • Windsor Fellowship


  • Civil Service Early Diversity Internship Programme
  • Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP)
  • Change 100
  • EmployAbility
  • Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)

Equality and Diversity Drop-in Sessions (Semester 1)

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The Civil Service. They offer multi-award winning Diversity Programmes
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Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) is available to first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The 5-day placement in a government department gives you a valuable insight and understanding of what it's like to be on the Fast Stream. If you're interested in a career in the Civil Service, it's an ideal way to learn in a short space of time if we're right for you. It’s also a great foundation for applying to the Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP).

Telephone Interviews take place January and Mid-February and applicants to be available to take the Placement in about April (Spring Holiday)

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The multi-award winning Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like. It puts talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department. As a successful applicant, you’ll get an insight into the broad range of opportunities available across the Civil Service.

Applications will open Mid-September for 5 weeks - Shortlisted by February.

Telephone Interviews take place March - April.

The SDIP is a great way to prepare for a place on one of our Fast Stream graduate programmes, which could lead to many different career paths at the heart of the UK Government. Two months on the SDIP could change your life.

Three month paid summer internship for 2nd and final year students and recent graduates with a disability or long term medical condition. Over 150 places across a range of industries and roles. Applications open in September 2018 and close in January 2019 for summer 2019 vacancies.

Opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students & graduates

Specialist agency that advertise internships, graduate roles and events for students and graduates with disabilities or long term medical conditions. They also offer support to applicants. Popular industries using the agency are financial services, IT, energy companies. Recruitment often early September.

SEO London is proud to be partnering with the Royal Academy of Engineering to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession. The Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) serves to create an inclusive profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds.

The 2018 dates are confirmed for 4 Autumn Events

  • GEEP 1 : 27th & 28th Sept - London
  • GEEP 2 : 25th & 26th Oct - Birmingham
  • GEEP 3 : 20th & 21st Nov - London
  • GEEP 4 : 11th & 12th Dec - Preston


  • Charityworks
  • Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
  • IT not just for boys
  • Upcoming Prospects

Charityworks Graduate Programme 2019 opens for applications on Tuesday 3rd October.

Charityworks is the UK non-profit sector's graduate scheme: a 12-month full-time paid role in a partner non-profit organisation and acclaimed leadership development programme. Charityworks is also a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer.

This year we're launching the Charityworks Taster Programme, an experience and development offer for final year students from a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, curious about what a career in the non-profit sector could be like.

Charityworks Taster Programme

"I think some from [a BAME] background may find it difficult to enter into this sector because of limits with regards to obtaining work experience opportunities which can strengthen applications and improve confidence." Amna, CW17 trainee

The Charityworks Taster Programme is designed to give talented BAME students and recent graduates a top-class experience of working in the non-profit sector alongside the tools needed to begin a professional career that can change the world.

The programme comprises two parts: an experience component and professional development component.

At the end of the Taster Programme, successful participants will be invited to put their new skills into practice and be fast-tracked to attend the final stage of the Charityworks Graduate Programme recruitment process.

Applications open 10th October 2018.

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) 2 : 25th & 26th October - Birmingham

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IT’s not just for the boys - an employability event where you can find out how to secure a role in the tech industry, fast-track your application and network with other women who have a passion for tech.

Who can apply?

  • Current female undergraduate students
  • Studying a STEM subject at a UK university
  • Desire to develop a career in technology
  • On track for a 2.1

Event details: 26 October 2018 - BlackRock, London

*Other event dates: 23 November 2018 and 15 February 2019*

UP – Uncovering Prospects – is an annual event for high potential students of black or Afro-Caribbean heritage, held in Central London on 30th October 2019. Students will be graduating in 2020, 2021 or 2022 and will be interested in exploring internship opportunities in Professional Services and Banking & Finance in London. Through informative presentations, panel discussions and informal networking, the event offers attendees the chance to learn from professionals working at seven of the world’s top City firms. It is a unique opportunity for students to come along and find out what it is all about and discover the graduate programmes and penultimate year internship opportunities available.


  • Future Female Engineers
  • Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
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Future Female Engineers - a bespoke employability event to help you build your professional network, connect with recruiters and gain inside advice about applications and what it’s like to work in the engineering sector.

Who can apply?

  • Current female undergraduate students
  • Studying a STEM subject at a UK university
  • Desire to develop a career in engineering
  • On track for a 2.1

Event details: 5 November 2018 - Arup, London

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) 3 : 20th & 21st November - London

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) 4 : 11th & 12th December - Preston


  • Sage Publishing

SAGE is conscious that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in academic publishing and also within its own organisation. We are keen to work where we properly can to address this, by offering access to paid work experience in the Books Editorial Department at SAGE. This internship is being offered to talented university students from BAME backgrounds, who have a keen and sustained interest in working in academic publishing.

£9.75 per hour - commenced January


  • The Guardian Positive Action Schemes
  • The Government Communication Service (GCS) internship
  • The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • Windsor Fellowship Internships

The Guardian Positive Action Schemes

The Guardian believes there should be a better representation of our diverse society in the media and each summer offers two work experience schemes for those considering a career in journalism. Up to 12 placements in total are offered and each lasts 2 weeks. One scheme is for people from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds and the other scheme for people with disabilities.

Successful applicants will learn about different aspects of the profession – gaining an insight into the workings of a number of sections across the newspaper, website, and multimedia department. Each participant is also assigned a Guardian journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers in journalism.

The two weeks take place over the summer (June - September). Although the scheme is unpaid, reasonable daily travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Summer internship lasting 6-12 weeks, the Government Communication Service (GCS) internship is aimed at students in their final 2 years at university, a recent graduate or have completed a degree equivalent qualification in a communications related subject (NVQ level 6) You will have the opportunity to work within either a government department or public body in a wide range of communications disciplines, delivering cutting edge work for the Government.

The internship is based in London, with some placement opportunities available in Bristol, Bootle, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham, South Wales (Newport), Milton Keynes and Wiltshire.

Salary: £350 per week

Closing Date: 19th February 2019

Diversity Access Scheme (DAS)

Opening doors, changing lives: scholarships for the solicitors of tomorrow

What is the DAS?

The Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme is a scholarship with a difference. It provides awardees with:

  • Finance: Funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.
  • Professional contacts: A professional mentor to help answer your questions about starting a career in law.
  • Opportunities to gain work experience: Work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Already the DAS has helped over 180 students complete their professional education. If you don't have the financial means to pay for your LPC, the DAS might be able to help.

Who should apply for the DAS?

Applications to the Diversity Access Scheme are subject to eligibility criteria. Please check to see whether you are eligible to apply.

DAS Alumni

Previous alumni have experienced time in local authority care, resisted coercion into arranged marriage, escaped oppressive regimes and battled for access to university with severe physical disabilities.

Other alumni have not had to face these sorts of extraordinary challenges but have faced financial and social hardship growing up in households where there was very little money and support to enable them to pursue their studies.

Whatever their obstacles, all have shown tenacity and commitment to furthering their career and the academic skills to become solicitors.

The Windsor Fellowship (WF) is a unique charitable organisation that design and deliver innovative personal development and leadership programmes, which enables talent from diverse communities to be realised. Achieved by partnering with leading organisations from the private and public sectors as well as developing relationships with schools, universities and community groups throughout the UK - they offer a range of programmes

  • National Audit 8 week Summer Internship - Successful applicants will gain insight into the work of the NAO and will usually commence in July. Applications close early February.
  • P&G Sales Paid Summer Internship (July - September) -This internship will help you get a first-hand experience of what a career in sales with P&G involves, and if it is right for you. You will be working on live business problems and you will be expected to make relevant contributions to the growth of our brands.
  • Greenpeace Internships providing an insight into working in the environmental sector, the change to make a real contribution to Greenpeace, hands on experience workplace skills, opportunity to develop personally and professionally.
  • Leadership Programme for undergraduates is a personal and professional development programme for Undergraduates combining residential training seminars, a paid work placement with a sponsoring organisation an volunteering which together enhance your education, employability citizenship skills.
  • Partners Group Summer Internship will provide talented candidates with the ideal opportunity to develop additional skills and to acquire hands - on experience in the world of finance



  • First Year Banking Insight
  • Creative Access
  • Historic England
  • Sheffield Theatres
  • Stuart Ross BAME Press Office Internship
  • The Journalism Diversity Fund

First year Banking insights is an exclusive event brought to you by TARGETjobs! Open to female students in their first year, this prestigious application-only event provides a unique opportunity to hear first-hand what it takes to succeed in the banking world.

Did you know that the banking sector offers a number of different career choices? There are opportunities available in various roles that include: technology; asset management; HR and investment banking - to name a few!

Who can apply?

  • You must be a female student currently studying at a university in the UK
  • In your first year of study of an undergraduate degree
  • Desire to develop a career in the banking sector
  • Have a strong academic background
  • Applicants from any degree discipline are welcome, however we encourage applications from those studying a social science, humanities or a languages degree

Event details: 21 March 2019 - Credit Suisse, Five Canada Square, London

Creative Access fills a gap in the current creative landscape by helping young people from black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as well as those with a lower socioeconomic status (SES), to secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies. Aimed at final years/graduates who must be available to undertake the internship opportunity.

Closing Date: March/April

Heritage Training Placements - BAME summer placements (8 weeks) for undergraduates or recent graduates (graduated within the last 18 months) Placements across 13 historic sites. £300 - £350 per week. You don’t need to be working towards a qualification relevant to heritage but you will need to convey that you care about heritage.

A key aim of Sheffield Theatres is to provide positive action traineeships as an opportunity for people from underrepresented diverse groups to enter the theatre industry.

This Positive Action* Traineeship is for people from BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) backgrounds and/or people with disabilities who are seeking a placement as part of an Accounting and Finance Degree. Starting in July.

Applicants will apply receive £15,968 which will paid in monthly instalment

Programme overview

The Stuart Ross BAME Press Office Internship is a diversity initiative targeted at students of African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin (or a combination of the above) who are studying or have recently graduated. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in PR which is why we created this scheme in 2006.

What will you be doing in this role?

Based in one of the UK's busiest press offices, you'll get a sense of what working in a high-pressured, PR environment is like and the essential skills you need to start your career in PR.

From the beginning of your internship, you'll be involved in handling the big stories of the day affecting London's transport and delivering dedicated stories and campaigns.

You'll learn all the skills you need to work in public relations, from writing press releases, dealing with journalists and managing media interviews to generating ideas for high profile campaigns and organising media events.

What do we look for?

We're looking for motivated individuals with a positive outlook who are able to demonstrate an interest in media and public relations and are committed to developing a career in the industry. You'll have excellent communication skills, work well in a team and be able to manage your own time.

Where can this career take me?

This programme has been highly successful, and our interns have gone on to work in PR and communications roles in TfL, as well as the Metropolitan Police, the NHS, local government and the Arts Council.

What training and support will you get?

Training is important, so we will encourage you to attend a range of internal and external training courses to support your development, including social media, crisis communications and campaign planning.

Once you've finished your internship, ongoing employment with us would be based on the success of your application through our usual competitive recruitment processes.

Entry requirements

Undergraduates or graduates of BAME (as defined above) origin on track to receive, or have already achieved, a 2:2 in any degree or one year's experience in media, PR or other related fields.

Duration: 11 months

Location: London

Bursary: A bursary to cover London living expenses

Recruitment process

The process for this role includes:

  • Online application
  • Online test - Situational Strength Test
  • Short video interview focusing on your motivations for applying for the role
  • Assessment centre

When to apply

Applications for 2018 are now closed. We run this scheme annually. Applications for the 2019 intake will open at a later date.

How can the Journalism Diversity Fund help you?

The Journalism Diversity Fund awards bursaries to people from diverse backgrounds who need help funding their NCTJ journalism training. Bursaries are awarded four times per year and can help cover the costs of NCTJ course fees and/or living expenses.

Supported by those in the industry who want to make newsrooms better reflect the communities they serve, applications are open to individuals with the potential to succeed in one of the most exciting and rewarding careers around.

Find out more:

All four rounds of bursaries for the 2018-19 academic year have now been awarded. Find out about each of our bursary recipients for 2018-19 below.

Specialist journalism bursaries

Each year, two specialist bursaries are awarded to successful Journalism Diversity Fund recipients in honour of two brilliant journalists.

Claire Prosser bursary. The Claire Prosser bursary is awarded each year to an applicant who has been awarded funding from the Journalism Diversity Fund and has indicated a preference for a career as a broadcast or digital journalist.
Thomas Read bursary. The Thomas Read bursary is awarded each year to an applicant who has been awarded funding from the Journalism Diversity Fund and has a long-term illness, health problem or disability.
The Journalism Diversity Fund schedule for 2019


  • Harper Collins Publishers
  • The Scheme
  • Sage Publishing

We tell stories for everyone. Our authors, who make that happen, are the core and heart of our business, and we’re proud to publish many from around the world, from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Yiyun. To tell those stories, we need our business to represent as many people as possible: people like you.

We were the first Publisher back in 2011 to work closely with Creative Access, to provide internship opportunities for young people from BAME backgrounds. In 2016, we launched our own BAME (black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic) traineeship, the first of its kind in the publishing industry. We launched it because we are committed to diversity and inclusivity and we wanted to lead the way in shaking up our industry. Our current business does not reflect our wider society as much as we think it should. Diversity is central to our success as a business, apart from being the right thing to do, we also want to reach the wider consumer market and therefore we are taking positive action to address this.

The recruitment process will feature many opportunities for you to demonstrate your creativeness, ambition and passion for our books. We don’t want to judge you purely based on a CV and covering letter, we want to get to know you face-to-face.

The successful candidates will be hired to undertake a twelve-month rotational traineeship around the business in London, with a choice to develop in a wide range of teams from publicity, marketing and editorial, to production, strategy and audio. We give our trainees a mentor, plenty of training and loads of support. We want to create a pipeline of exceptional talent, so even if you’re not successful this time around, you may be invited to apply for other junior roles around the business.

The BAME Traineeship will return in May 2019.

Penguin Books - 10 Editorial Places for 6 months. It’s a chance to experience life in a publishing house, to find out what editorial work is like and to build the basics you’ll need to start a career in publishing. The recruitment process is:

  • Apply online - applications open until early May
  • Attend a learning and selection event July in Birmingham/London
  • Meet the publishing team July in London

Commences September.

SAGE is conscious that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in academic publishing and also within its own organisation. We are keen to work where we properly can to address this, by offering access to paid work experience in the Books Editorial Department at SAGE. This internship is being offered to talented university students from BAME backgrounds, who have a keen and sustained interest in working in academic publishing.

£9.75 per hour - commenced June


  • BAME City Law
  • House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship

TARGETjobs are proud to present BAME City Law an event designed exclusively for students to discover more about a career in City Law.

Attendees will network with top recruiters from city law firms, discuss vacation schemes and training contracts and gain an insight into what firms are looking for in their ideal candidates. Attendees will take part in bespoke team challenges, interactive exercises and case studies, all designed to showcase what a career in law entails and the skills that are required to succeed! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to trainees, partners and associates on their roles within the firms, and how to follow in their footsteps!

Event details

Next event: 3rd June 2019, Clyde & Co, London.

Pre-register to be the first to hear when applications open!

As part of the House of Commons’ efforts to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population, the House is offering an internship programme for recent graduates from BAME backgrounds. The aim of this 12-month programme is to provide work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the House of Commons’ graduate level workforce. The programme is advertised under section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme:

Three 12-month paid internships starting November 2018.

The Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to secure full-time graduate level positions in Parliament on completion of the Programme. You’ll be performing public administrative duties that require a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge and above all passion for public service and government.

While you may feel that you do not have direct experience of the types of work described in the job descriptions, your particular experiences may be highly relevant if they have given you the capacity to develop the required skills. If appointed, you will be supported in developing specific skills and knowledge that are required for these roles. You are not expected to know everything about the work of Parliament or know how to perform unfamiliar tasks without some training, support, and supervision in the early stages.

There are three, 12-month, paid internships on offer starting on 1 November 2018. Two will be based in the Chamber and Committees Team (CCT), supporting the work of Select Committee inquiries. These roles will require well-developed research and report writing skills as well as the ability to learn and adapt to procedures. The other role will be based in the Members’ Hub which supports MPs by providing corporate services (e.g. HR, facilities, transport, expenses etc). This role requires someone with an interest in public administration, HR, Change Management or Project Management.

Application Process

Step is managing the application and initial selection process on behalf of the Authority. Interested candidates will need to register with Step and then apply to one of the internship roles being offered through the Programme.

Each role is very different and is looking for a different skillset. Your application will only be considered for either the Inquiry Manager OR the Hub Manager, not both. Please read the person specifications fully and ensure that your application addresses the skills required.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 July 2018, although you should submit your application as early as possible.

Successful candidates will need to complete a comprehensive security check in order to gain full access to parliament.

Follow the links below for further details on each of the roles.

House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme – Inquiry Manager

House of Commons BAME Internship – Members’ Hub Role

To register and complete your profile with Step click here

For further advice on how to apply for one of these positions please contact HofC@step.org.uk

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date: 13th July

Telephone interviews: w/c 23rd and w/c 30th July

Panel Interviews at the House of Commons: w/c 27th August and w/c 3rd September

Internships begin 1st November 2018


  • Taylor Bennett Foundation
  • RBS Careers Female Insight Weeks

The Taylor Bennett Foundation’s award-winning training and mentoring programmes exist to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority graduates to pursue a career in communications.

There are currently three programmes for eligible students and graduates to choose from:

  1. Training programme: for graduates - a 10 week full time training course in Public Relations - Closing date end of August.
  2. Mentoring programme*: six months of mentoring for BAME final year students and graduates pursuing a career in PR.
  3. Work placement programme: paid work placements for up to 50 BAME students and graduates. Participants will attend an intensive one-week lecture programme at the London College of Communication before joining a leading PR agency or in-house communications team for a four week placement.

*Students can apply for the mentoring programme at any time

Female Insight Weeks

Locations: Edinburgh & London

Qualifications required: On course to receive 2:1 or equivalent

Starts: April and September 2019

Work with talented females this April or September and discover where a career at RBS could take you. We’re committed to being an inclusive employer that encourages and draws on as wide a pool of talent as possible.

About the programmes

These internships are designed to spark your imagination, give you valuable career experience, and show you what it’s really like to work here.

The programme will run over four days, and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

Our Female Insight Weeks offer a glimpse into the careers of some of our top female talent in the following areas:

  • Technology - Get involved with the teams who are harnessing new technologies and ideas to help us shape the bank of the future.
  • Change & Business Solutions - Deepen your understanding of analytical and agile skills, whilst growing digital and customer-obsessed mind-sets to support leading edge change and transformation solutions to help serve our customers well.
  • Data & Analytics - Gain insight into how we are fundamentally changing how data drives customer experience; ensuring data is at the heart of how we contact our customers, making every interaction with them personal, timely and relevant.
  • Private Banking - Deepen your understanding of private banking and discover more about how we support our varied and extraordinary clients.
  • Structured Finance - Discover more about our Structured Finance programme which focuses on larger, more sophisticated clients, with complex financing needs. It will provide you with the specialist skills to build your career across a wide range of debt financing products. Structured Finance covers a broad range of specialisms, including Project and Infrastructure Finance, Loan Markets and Leveraged Finance.
  • Commercial Banking - Harness your talents to build relationships, structure solutions and shape the banking products of the future
  • Internal Audit - 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.
  • Risk - Learn from our skilled colleagues who provide risk and conduct expertise to enable the effective management of RBS for all its stakeholders.

What you'll do

Our Female Insight Weeks are your opportunity to get a unique insight into what it’s like to work at RBS. You’ll be building new business relationships, gaining knowledge of how our businesses work, and could find yourself joining us on an internship or graduate programme in the future.

The week starts with an induction day, where you’ll get to know our current graduates and female colleagues. You’ll learn about our vision and values, meet colleagues face-to-face, and hear about their career journeys. There will be time for you to network, as well as hear some top tips on how to prepare for the assessment day later in the week.

You’ll then spend two days shadowing female colleagues in your field, where you’ll get to see a completely different perspective of our business. You’ll get a view of day-to-day life in this area, and plenty of chances to ask questions and learn more.

At the end of the week there’ll be an assessment day. This includes a group discussion, interview and a written exercise. It’s an opportunity to show us what you’ve learned and reflect on your experiences. If you pass the assessment you could be offered a place on our Summer Internship programme in 2020!

About you

  • To be eligible for these internships, you’ll need to be graduating in 2021.
  • We’re looking for motivated and inquisitive people who are looking to develop their skillsets and widen their network.

We’ll look to you to show:

  • First class communication and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to learn and adapt
  • An interest in problem solving

Each of our individual programmes have their own needs, so read the descriptions in more detail for a better understanding of what we’re looking for you to have.


Take a look at programmes that are currently open for application below. You can also visit our application advice pages, where you’ll find details about the application process, as well as tips and advice to help you at every stage.


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