Communications and Marketing Internship at RBS

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Internship (1-4 Months)
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£20,000 - £21,999
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Communications and Marketing Internship

By joining our Communications & Marketing internship, you’ll be part of a team that is customer obsessed, meeting our businesses’ needs, building pride and improving the reputation of our brands through our communication with colleagues, customers, the media, and external stakeholders.

This 10 week summer internship will give you first hand experience of the work we do in Communications & Marketing. Join us to learn about how Communications & Marketing partner with our franchises and functions to champion the voice of the customer across the bank, grow our businesses, build pride with our colleagues and improve our reputation with external stakeholders.

We’ll reward you with a salary of £21,500 pro rata, depending on location.

This internship’s a great opportunity to:

  • Develop your skills, and build some new ones
  • Meet new people and grow your professional network
  • Deepen your understanding of our business and our brands
  • Experience our team culture and values
  • Get stuck into a real life project and add value to our business
  • Gain valuable career experience, which will inspire your future career choices

For us, it’s about finding talented and passionate people, who’ll make a difference to our business in the long term. That’s why if you complete the internship successfully, and enjoy your experience, there could be a place available for you on our 2021 Communications & Marketing graduate programme.

What you'll do

The internship starts with an induction and you’ll begin a 10 week placement, where you’ll attend training workshops, get involved with our day to day work, and take part in a business improvement project.

You’ll be updating your learning log so, towards the end of the internship, you’ll be able to show off everything you’ve learned in your final assessment. We’ll pair you up with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager you’ll support you for the full 10 weeks. Your buddy will be a current graduate who’ll help you get settled in by sharing their experience. Your line manager will provide guidance and support throughout the programme, and help you grow your professional network.

For a fuller picture of how you’ll progress through the 10 weeks, check out the Learning Journey below.

Learning Journey


If we offer you a role, one of the first things we’ll do is invite you to join our onboarding portal for successful interns. We use it because it’s a great way for us to communicate key messages and to make sure you’re all ready for your first day. We’ll pair you up with your buddy who’ll be able to answer your questions before starting and who’ll help you throughout your 10 weeks. We’ll also introduce you to your line manager before you start too, because we want to make sure you hit the ground running.


As well as giving you an overview of the bank, the induction will outline the goals of the programme, introduce you to our values and explain the work you’ll be involved in over the next 10 weeks. You’ll also learn about the training we’ll provide and how we’ll assess you whilst you’re with us.


Over the 10 weeks, you’ll take part in a business improvement project in a specific area in Communications & Marketing. You’ll help us by finding a solution or improvement in a specific area. This’ll give you the chance to complete research on a topic, work collaboratively, and come up with recommendations to support our ambitions. You’ll present on this towards the end of the programme. This’ll be a great way of putting new ideas forward, making a real contribution and getting a sense of what our team culture’s about. You’ll find out about the details of this project during the induction.

Social Impact project

In addition to your placement and business projects you’ll take part in an intern challenge related to an exciting topic such as making a difference in a community, sustainability or innovation. Working in teams you’ll have a few weeks to create a business plan and come up with creative ideas to a question or challenge set by our charity partners or the business.
Throughout the challenge our graduates will support you. It’ll be a great opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills, work with other interns across the bank and contribute to our sustainability strategy, while having fun.


Toward the end of the internship, we’ll assess you on what you’ve learned, against the goals and values explained in the induction. You’ll be keeping up a learning log, week by week, and you’ll be discussing progress with your line manager throughout.

In the penultimate week you’ll individually present your business improvement project, and you’ll also have an end of internship review. Complete these successfully, and we may offer you a place on our 2021 Communications & Marketing programme. And if you return as a graduate, you can carry the skills you’ve learned forward and take the next exciting step in your career.

About you

To be eligible for this internship, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course to achieve a 2:1. We’re looking for creative and passionate people, with excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You’ll have an inquisitive nature, ready to ask the right questions. You’ll also be confident dealing with people, able to build strong relationships and networks.

It’s essential you can demonstrate a customer focus, as well as an interest in current affairs. You’ll be open to learning how digital can change and enhance the way that we work and in taking ownership and initiative when it comes to your own work.

About RBS

We’re the bank that’s determined to make a difference – to our customers, our people and the communities we serve. That determination is what makes RBS such an exciting place to work. We believe there’s a right way to do business, and we’ve created a fair, open, honest culture that values your passions and will help you achieve your full potential.

How to apply

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