RBS Accelerated Career Engagement (R-ACE) Programme

The R-ACE programme is a transformational journey, and a brilliant way for committed and hard working individuals to get a jump start on their career.

This course is available as either an 18 months intensive on-the-job training programme or a two month summer internship.

The full-time employment programme offers:

  • The opportunity to join us at mid-manager level
  • Exposure to strategic projects in technology, risk, finance, shared operations and HR
  • Three cross functional rotations for each six month period
  • Leadership exposure and networking opportunities
  • Global exposure including two weeks based in the UK

Our summer internship programme, ‘Wings’ offers:

  • The opportunity to work across our technology, risk, finance, shared operations and HR functions
  • The opportunity to work on live projects and deliver value to the business
  • A project based assessment and the chance to join the R- ACE programme as a full time employee

The programme is available to students undergoing flagship MBA courses from B schools including ISB Hyderabad, IIM Bangalore, XLRI, IIM Lucknow and FMS Delhi.

Candidates will be selected based on campus group discussions, and interviews for shortlisted students based on their profiles.

Businesses you’ll be working in


Joining our Technology function within Services, you’ll be contributing to transformational projects regarding the digitisation of manual business processes across the bank, leveraging technologies like RPA (Robotics process automation), APIs and Micro Services. You’ll benefit from the chance to work with cutting edge technologies in a fast paced environment.

Human Resources

A role within our HR function will see you getting involved with organisational design and change projects, working in a matrix environment with HR stakeholders as well as global business partners. You’ll develop your knowledge of analytics, job evaluations and market benchmarking, and you’ll gain real insight into the structure of the bank.

Risk Hub India

Joining this large and influential team, you’ll be recognised as an internal consulting resource to support the resolution of business issues, ultimately protecting the bank from an array of threats.

Working on a project basis, you’ll implement solutions regarding organisational effectiveness, development, strategic planning or process improvement across our Risk divisions.

Operations & Shared Operations

You’ll be working collaboratively in cross functional teams to help us deliver improvements to both processes and the overall customer experience. You’ll enjoy a varied workload as you’ll be responsible for reducing hand-offs, and increasing process efficiency through automation or other means.

Our teams in Operations & Shared Services support the three franchises, Personal & Business Banking Services, Commercial & Private Banking Services and NatWest Markets, so this is a great opportunity to gain valuable exposure.

Finance Hub India

Sitting within Finance Hub India, your remit with include analytics and data performance, as well as continually reviewing processes and driving improvements. The team’s focus is on the consistent, timely and accurate delivery of meaningful financial information within a robust control environment. And the work you do will play a key role in meeting the bank’s external and regulatory reporting requirements.

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