natwest markets

Comeback Programme,  London, 2017

Applications Now Closed

If you have been taking time out of your career having previously left a senior role, Natwest’s 2017 Comeback Programme is a chance to take on a paid work placement in the NatWest Markets business, giving you useful coaching and an array of networking opportunities while bringing your experience right up to date.

The opportunities are based in the NatWest Markets Chief Operating Office an incredibly varied and busy area of the business and are designed to provide a work environment that enables you to balance a successful career with family life.

By placing you at the forefront of the NatWest Markets business, the 12 week paid returnship in September 2017 will highlight a wealth of potential opportunities, and may lead to the offer of a permanent role.

What you’ll do

This returnship will allow you to get back to a hands-on role, leading and managing one or more initiatives which support the NatWest Markets Transformation or Operating Model programmes. You’ll fulfil the role of a project manager or business analyst, and will deliver the end state journey related to cost, control, regulations and organisational excellence. Possible initiatives could include working with:

As part of the Comeback Programme you’ll be supported with a range of training opportunities, as well as personalised and group coaching and seminars. You will have a dedicated mentor during the programme, and will have the opportunity to join networking events led by our employee-led networks to gain exposure to senior leaders and broaden your internal connections.

The skills you’ll need

To be eligible for the 2017 NatWest Markets Comeback Programme, you must have been on a career break for at least two full years by September 2017. Prior to your career break you will have gained:

You’ll have strong analytical and technical skills, and will be able to understand complex topics. Natwest will also expect a proven history of working collaboratively with stakeholders, particularly in senior management. You should be able to prioritise your workload, and will show a willingness to embrace new ways of working while incorporating what you already know. You’ll need to be a proactive quick-thinker who has excellent problem solving capabilities, and who is prepared to ask the right questions. They are also looking for people who have high levels of motivation, and are keen to meet a new challenge and hit the ground running.

How you’ll be rewarded

In return, Natwest offers a competitive salary plus 25% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, they provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Visit their reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages on offer.

How to apply

To apply for the Natwest Markets Comeback Programme click here 

Closing date for applications: 21st August 2017

If you have any queries, email 


RBS wants everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, they’ll do everything they can to support you. As part of this commitment, they offer flexible working options for some of their roles – find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation, RBS comply with and support the requirements set by the Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with RBS. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.