A five day programme during which students learn about Natwest, the company's purpose, the business area you selected, with the opportunity to network with colleagues across the business. Each day was a half day, with a series of presentations on different aspects of the business, ranging from company purpose, employee-led networks and business area specific sessions. Many of the sessions were interactive, involving Zoom break-out rooms in which attendees discussed their ideas together.
The insight week was a five-day period. During the insight, we were given different presentations so that we can know more about the business areas in the Natwest. We were divided into small breakout rooms, in this session, we can meet many students and staff at the company. It is useful for us to build some network and learn from each other. The whole insight week was online, but we can still know many things and get involved in the program. It is fantastic!
Joined a variety of zoom calls and discussions about NatWest's purpose. We also had the opportunity to learn more about opportunities offered by NatWest and their employee networks. For example, we met the Gender Network and discussed diversity and inclusion. Throughout the week we were able to network with current graduates and ask plenty of questions!
There were a variety of different sessions regarding the company and your selected business area. There were sessions on each of the companies 3 purpose areas; enterprise ambition, learning culture and climate ambition. There was also the opportunity to speak to graduates from internal audit about their experiences and any tips they had for the assessment centre. We were also able to hear from stakeholders from within internal audit who told us about their roles.
On a day-to-day basis, I was involved in morning and afternoon check-in sessions that provided a good opportunity to ask any questions I had. We had several networking sessions with both senior NatWest employees and graduates. We even had the chance to engage in two group exercises on how to pitch a business and why diversity and inclusion is important, and how the application process can be made more inclusive.
Gained insights into the daily work of software engineers by networking with graduate analysts and engaged with various interactive activities and workshops to learn more about Natwest’s learning culture, enterprise strategy, and climate ambition to further develop professional skills such as pitching, communication, and collaboration
We had sessions where we learnt about NatWest's purpose, its Employee led Networks and about the business area we applied to. It was very interactive with lots of small group projects related to the sessions and a q and a at the end of each session. We also got to network with employees and other people on our route.
The insight scheme took place over 5 days between 9am and 12:30pm. Daily tasks included taking part in Zoom meetings, which involved getting to know all about the bank's purpose and its three pillars in depth, introducing ourselves to the people-led networks within the bank and the work that they do, meeting colleagues and graduates across the bank and getting an insight into the work that they do and the teams that they work in. Lots of teamwork breakout rooms were involved in our day to day work, where we met lots of fellow students on the program and worked towards completing tasks assigned to us.
Each day involved different talks and sessions from a range of employees. Sessions involved learning about NatWest's purpose, the employee-led networks in the business, diversity & inclusion at the business and also meeting current employees in the business area you applied for and meeting employees on the grad scheme in the bisienss area also.
The experience gave an overall insight into Natwest group including its functions, values, principles and culture. Each day finished around midday and every morning began with an overview of each key principle: learning, business and climate. The days then varied with graduate and employee networking, a look into employee networks and exclusive sessions based on the business sector you applied for. There was also a deep dive into the specific capabilities unique to Natwest and what they mean and how to demonstrate them. Finally there was a session into the application and assessment centre process.
A lecture introduction to NatWest's purpose led business with some interactive elements. Opportunities to learn about our area of specialisation from people working in that area and from graduates. Many networking opportunities through breakout rooms.