Royal Bank of Scotland support 18.9 million customers around the globe. In order to stick to their long-term targets and commitments to their customers, every year they take on board a new intake of the most talented, and dedicated school leavers from all over the world.
Upon joining the RBS you can pick a career path out of the 9 distinctive pathways that offer a variety of challenges that will give you an opportunity to further polish your natural talents and skills you have. Candidates can choose a Graduate Programme from the list of the following:
- RBS International
- Change and Business Solutions
- Communications and Marketing
- Customers Solutions
- Human Resources
- Internal Audit
- Private Banking
- Risk, Conduct and Restructuring
- Technology Solutions
Most of the RBS Graduate Programmes are assessed on a rolling basis, and in majority of cases the places are filled before the closing date, so applicants interested in joining RBS are recommended to apply as soon as possible.
Royal Bank of Scotland Application Process
There are 4 step involved in the RBS Application Process:
Step 1: Online Application
Step 2: Psychometric Tests
- Situational Judgement Test
- Sky Rise City – interactive game
- Numerical Reasoning Test
- Diagrammatic/ Logical Reasoning Test
Step 3: Video Interview
Step 4: Assessment Centre
- A Group Exercise
- Individual Tasks
RBS Psychometric Tests
Psychometric tests are a key component of Royal Bank of Scotland Application Process. To pass to the next stages of the application you need to get a sufficient amount of points on the following tests: Situational Judgement Test, Numerical Reasoning Test, Diagrammatic/ Logical Reasoning Test
Details on Royal Bank of Scotland psychometric tests can be found below.
RBS Situational Judgement Test
The RBS Situational Judgment Test is a set of questions assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations that might be encountered in the RBS workplace environment. This will be a litmus test for your values, assessing if they match with the company’s culture. You will be challenged with 15 scenarios, and only the right answers will grant you a pass to the next step of the application.
These tests also concentrate on your ‘ people skills’ so, good communication and networking abilities should earn you a few points. Whilst they vary in form, usually, you will be presented with a number of descriptions to which you are obliged to provide an appropriate response from a multiple choice list. So, try to be as sensible as you can and use the full capacity of your emotional intelligence.
The catch in any Situational Judgment Test is the high probability of any of the presented answers. We recommend you to think in accordance with the promoted values outlined in the company’s profile, but to really ace it you might want to work on your situational- judgment muscles while taking the mocking Situational Judgment Tests mirroring the exact Barclays’s psychometrics test.
Overall, completing the test should take you around 20 – 30 minutes.
RBS Interactive Game Sky Rise City
If the RBS Hiring Team is happy with your results on Situational Judgement Test, you will be asked to jump to another task. RBS Sky Rise City is an interactive game that was designed to assess your personality traits as well as the cognitive processes and your ability to process a little more complex information. Unlike on the other tests, you don’t need to rush, as there are no time limitations.
The game will collect over 3000 data points about your performance – this information will be further used to create your profile based on certain job-relevant characteristics. However, the results are not deterministic and will not influence the overall results of your application.
RBS Numerical Reasoning Test
The multiple – choice RBS Numerical Reasoning Test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret numerical information that is provided to you in charts, graphs, and tables. You will have limited time to find a correct answer, so all the calculations like percentages, ratios, and basic arithmetic should be executed quickly and accurately. We know that you can do it, but If you really want to master the RBS Numerical Reasoning Test – it can be easily learned through our online tests and video tutorials available on the website.
RBS Diagrammatic / Logical Reasoning Test
These tests will assess your sequence and pattern identification skills, logical thinking and ability to approach a problem and how good you are at solving it. But it’s easier said than done. You have a limited time to do it – a minute or less per question. The difficulty of questions is also likely to increase gradually. Therefore, good timing is vital.
Questions are comprised of numbers, figures, and shapes arranged in a particular pattern. Your task as the brainy RBS employee -to – be, is to deduce the underlying logic of patterns presented to you in an exercise and guess what is next to follow.
To know how to correctly identify the missing steps, you need to practice these tests like a demon – so try now, to avoid regrets in the future.
RBS Video Interview
Once you pass all the online psychometric tests you will be invited for the RBS Video Interview. Applicants will be provided with an access to a platform that will record your responses.
Stating the obvious, you will need a PC equipped with a front-facing webcam, microphone, and good Internet connection to upload your answers on time. You also should consider sitting the test in a quiet environment to avoid any interruptions in your recording.
Questions will be asked in a text format and appear on the device on your screen. At the time, there will be no human being present listening to your answers, so you might find it a bit more easy-going than a regular interview, however, don’t get too comfortable as there will
You should expect a mixture of typical strength based and motivational questions. The interview should not take you longer than 20 – 30 minutes.
Royal Bank of Scotland Assessment Centre
Congratulations, you made it to the last level! For all the Graduate Programmes assessment centres will take the whole day, so make sure you won’t have anything else schedules for that day.Tasks involved in each of these programmes will vary, but usually the RBS Assessment Centre is a mix of individual and group activities.
Below we present you with what you are likely to be challenged with and how to prepare your all-conquering strategy for the assessment day:
Interview – this will be a typical face- to – face interview validating your skills and detecting strengths necessary for the job will. Candidates will be assessed by the key – member of the relevant business area.
Group Exercise – these exercises will vary, but the general skills that the assessors are looking for is a good balance between teamwork and leadership skills. You might want everyone in the room to see your great leadership skills, but approach the group exercise rather as a test of your collaborative and teamwork abilities than a show of a directorship. The recurring way of verifying these skills is through a group discussion on a divisive nature of the disputed subject or a scenario of hypothetical difficulties the company is facing.
Presentation – you will be supplied with materials during the actual assessment centre and have limited time to prepare. If you are not a born speaker and feel like you could use a little bit more advice, you can check the Assessment Centre Guide, for more useful tips on how to prepare a great talk.
Written Assignment – you will be asked to write at least one report based on the plethora of reading you would be supplied with. The trick is to analyse the information pack, carefully but quickly. At this stage it is important that you have understood the RBS’s culture and your chosen division thoroughly.