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Royal Bank of Scotland Interview Questions in London, UK

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Markets Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and completed online testing (early November), invited to assessment centre exactly a week after. 12 people attended the assessment centre in late November and we were told this was the first one. The assessment centre consisted of a group trading game (teams act as both market makers and traders, where the closing value is the sum of nine die rolls... know how a spread works), presentation about a mobile banking business case and two interviews (one competency, one logic and competency). No technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How many people cycle to work in the UK?   Answer Question
    • There are two planes, one travelling at 500mph and another that leaves half an hour later at 600mph. How long until the second plane catches up with the first?   View Answer
    • Three printing companies can respectively produce 1000, 2000 and 3000 copies every six hours. If they are all printing at the same time, how long until they produce 1000 copies?   View Answer
    • Describe to me a news story that you have been following?   Answer Question
    • When have you helped someone achieve their goal?
      Why RBS when there is negative press?
      Why only a fixed income and FX trading floor?
      What division do you see yourself working in?
      When have you made an impact that's improved a business?
      What role do you usually play within a team?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Analyst- Services- Transformation and Change Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had my phone interview last week. About 25 mins long. The questions were quite predictable, but required a lot of examples from university and previous employment. Before the interview had to do a logical, numerical and situational tests.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation when you challenged something that was not compatible with your principles.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    CIB Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    Assessment centre on last day of Spring Week in London, Bishopsgate. Interview plus presentation. Competency questions had already been covered when interviewing for Spring Week, so the questions this time around were more technical.

    Interview Questions
    • For the case study at hand, what debt to EBITDA ratio would you advise?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    One stage process.
    Questions on Core Java and SQL. Written Java and SQL test. normal level nothing difficult.
    Then detailed questions on last project. In my case it was a product development, so questions like what is different in the product compared to other known products being used in the industry. questions about how it works.

    Interview Questions
    • Why develop another open source product when there is already a good one available.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Private Banking Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    The interview was essentially split in to two parts. First off competancy based questions,followed by more job and bank specific questions. The whole process on average lasts 45-60 minutes depending on how detailed you are with your responses.

    Interview Questions
    • "Name a time you had to deal with a difficult colleague and how did you overcome the situation!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Little to no negotiation, unless there are staff shortages or you have a very strong CV you get what you're offered. At most you may be able to haggle and extra £500 on your annual salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Insurance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews - 1 telephone, 1 face-to-face if successful

    Interview Questions
    • How have you persuaded a negative customer to purchase your products/service?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Spring Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, then had to take many online tests including a situational judgement, maths and logical test. Invited to a long telephone interview (45mins-1hour) containing questions relating to my interests in the company itself, the challenges it faced and then general situational questions. Called to confirm the placement within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • What challenges are RBS facing in the present and in the future?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    (M&IB) Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round: HR telephone interview, basically has two parts. The first 30 minutes is competency and fit, and if you do well enough you will proceed to the next 30 minutes, which is mostly work ethic and personality.
    Was notified within 48 hours that I had passed the first round, although the next round was not guaranteed.
    Waited around half a month to be invited to the assessment centre.
    Second round: asessment centre with four components
    1. A 1 hour one-on-one interview, exactly the same as telephone interview except face to face with an Operations member
    2. Group Interview: each people gets a different case, and you have to work in a team to prioritize them.
    3. Written Exercise: make a recommendation according to the group exercise
    4. One-on-one role play: based on the group interview, you need to advance your case to the person the interviewer is pretending to be.

    Interview Questions
    • Role play interview includes questions where the interviewer can be quite hostile and unwilling to change.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    There where 3 test, numerical, verbal and situational judgement test.
    If you pass the test you are invited to an Assesment Center.
    At the AC you have two interviews, first one with an analyst and second one with an VP or above.
    The interviews are competency based and they last 45 min each one.

    Interview Questions
    • I was ask to calculate how many people goes cycling to work in the UK.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Corporate Banking Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Finish the application form; finish the online test (situational judgement, numerical and logic); attend the 1st round interview; attend the Assessment center (group discussion, presentation, individual interview and mentoring session); offer if succeed

    Interview Questions
    • situational judgement interview question: your department are implementing a new project and your manager asks you to handle the process. However, one of the member strongly disagrees with this project and refuse to cooperate. What would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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