Application Process

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Great people do great. Our application and selection process reflects that. That’s why we’ve designed our application and selection process to make sure your skills and experiences are a good match to the role you apply for. It’s thorough, transparent, and fair to all.

We think you should have all the information and support you need to make a decision about starting a career with us. If you haven’t already, you can read about our strategy and our people to help you get more of an idea of who we are. Take a look at our blog to learn more about our people, businesses and culture.

If you decide you want to join us, start by taking a look through our current opportunities. You can search by keyword, location or job type to help you find the role you want. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for now, remember you can register with our Talent Network.

The selection process itself depends on the type of role and how senior it is, but you can expect the following stages:

1. Submitting your application

Find the role you want, and click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV and enter your personal information, including your email address. You can use your email address later to log in and track your application. Make sure you complete all the required fields in the form before you submit it, and give us as much information as you can to show why you’re right for the job.

2. The selection stage

After we’ve looked at your application and decided your background and skills are a good fit, we’ll move your application to the next stage. This is a good time to ask any questions about the job, about us, or the selection process.

Depending on the role you might have a number of interviews, with technical, HR or competency questions. Or you might complete an online work-style assessment. Our recruitment team will explain exactly what your interview and assessment process will be.

Video assessment

For some of our roles you will be required to complete a video assessment after you have submitted your application. Video assessments are conducted for branch-based and telephony roles in NatWest. If you are required to complete a video assessment you will be told about this in the first stages of your online application. More information and advice on completing a video assessment can be found here.

3. Getting a conditional offer

Succeed in the selection process, and we’ll make an offer and give you a conditional start date. Your recruiter will stay in touch with you, and answer any questions. They’ll also explain what you need to do to confirm your offer.

4. Pre-Employment Screening

We make a number of checks on all our new starters. Most checks are on the personal information you give us, like address history. For some roles we might do additional checks, like on your education. We only confirm your offer of work once if you pass this process.

5. On-boarding

Congratulations! When you start your induction will cover your role and how we work. We’ll also give you an on-boarding partner to help you settle in.

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