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Royal Bank of Scotland Graduate Trainee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Graduate Trainee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Interview Details – assessment center include behavoral interviews and group discussion and a test on IQ

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral...   Answer Question


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Graduate Trainee
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in November 2013.

Interview Details – After completing online application through RBS, I had to do 3 separate tests online. First one was logical reasoning, second was quantitative and third was business scenario questions. Never had to do the third one before with other applications. It was mainly questions like what would you do if you had an argument with another co-worker. After passing the tests, they will invite you to arrange a time for phone interview. It was someone on the other end reading questions off a list and typing out your responses. The interview was awkward and they don't ask you more than 4-5 questions. There's no follow up and they expect you to talk for 30-45 minutes.

Interview Question – Questions were very standard. Mostly competency based, nothing to catch you out. I think the most important thing they look for is if you understand the details their grad program offers.   Answer Question


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Graduate Trainee Interview

Graduate Trainee
Manchester, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in February 2013.

Interview Details – Four stage process:
1. Application Form and Situational Judgement Test
2. Online Numeracy and Reasoning Tests
3. Telephone Interview
4. Assessment Centre

Interview Question – "People like to ask about risk areas for the banking industry. Why, in your opinion, do you think RBS is in a good position and what are the areas that it can take advantage of going forward?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation involved. You are asked to provide an immediate indication as to whether you wish to accept the offer or not. You are also made aware that your office location is not provided immediately and you will be informed in the coming months as to where the company will be placing you.


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Graduate Trainee Interview

Graduate Trainee

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Interview Details – (This is more for the Technology Graduate Trainee interviews)
1) first round of online competency testing (which consist of reading, logic and math tests)
2) first round of interviews by team lead and project managers (2 x about 30mins)
3) second round of interview by regional managers
4) Assessment Centre day. group exercise, individual tests, individual interviews

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?   Answer Question

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