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RBS look for the following skills when recruiting graduates:

At RBS, we recognise that everyone is different and everyone has different things they love to do. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to turn that passion into a fulfilling career. We want you to have everything you need to ensure you get off to the best possible start by providing you with the tools and support to succeed with RBS.

With responsibility from the beginning and the chance to work in some great locations, you will contribute to making RBS the number one bank for customer service, trust and advocacy. We want you to bring your curiosity, commitment and enthusiasm and together, we can make a difference.


UCL Alumnus Profile: Alina Dubinska

Current Role: Business Analyst

Studied at UCL: BA Spanish with Management Studies

When I joined RBS for the Summer Internship Programme in Business Technology, I had been set a range of objectives, which I had to achieve throughout the internship. Two of the key objectives were: ‘Collaborate with Others’ and ‘Enable Others to Succeed’. Having successfully achieved these objectives and having secured a graduate role in RBS I can say that studying in UCL definitely helped me on my way to this achievement.

My course Spanish with Management Studies covers various disciplines. This UCL option allowed me to combine two areas of my interest: Spanish Language and Business. UCL has created a very collaborative environment. Each of my chosen modules involve group tasks and presentations, which give me a great amount of experience of teamwork and help me to develop collaboration skills, which are essential to succeed in big organisation such as RBS.

Not only is UCL strong academically, it also has many societies on campus where students can develop a range of skills that are important for big corporations. In my case, I am involved in the UCL Investment Society as a Sponsorship Executive and this helped me to achieve my objective – ‘Enable Others to Succeed’. My role within this society involves finding sponsors to increase the society’s budget. The budget is allocated to multiple events and workshops for the society’s members, which help them identify and prepare for a career within the financial sector and others. This is a big responsibility, and an essential part of the society. Consequently, this experience was fantastic for preparing me to achieve my objective at RBS.

Furthermore UCL provides its students with very specific skills that are helpful in securing opportunities in the financial sector. Although my degree is not specifically related to neither banking nor technology, it did provide me with the essential skills such as: planning, fast analysis of information, stress management and, most importantly, developing innovative approaches to solve problems and deliver results.

Finally, my course has given me a unique experience of spending a Year Abroad in Spain as a part of my degree. This was definitely a unique experience, as I had an opportunity to work in the financial sector in a foreign country and gain even more experience and skills for my future career. Banks operate in a very fast pace environment and the most important skill in this case is to be able to react and adapt quickly to changes. The Year Abroad experience gave me a unique opportunity to become more adaptable to the new environment – which is an essential skill to have if you choose a career in the financial sector

Because of all of these points mentioned, I can proudly say UCL is a great place to study as it not only is educationally stimulating but also directly helps students prepare for careers after they graduate. I highly recommend UCL to anyone interested in higher education and having a successful career upon graduating.