RBS apprentices attend intensive training to develop workplace skills

Over fifty 18-20 year olds have taken part in five days of intensive training at BPP Centres in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Edinburgh as part of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Early Careers Programme to prepare young people for the world of work.

RBS and BPP are running 12 or 18 month apprenticeships for young people who will combine a Banking or Business Services qualification. The training sessions intend to inform about apprenticeship qualifications, the RBS environment, culture and code of conduct. Apprentices will also develop learning styles, communication skills and time keeping.

Francesca Campalani, Head of Research & Design, Early Career, Group Talent at RBS said: “We want to help facilitate what can be a hard transition from a school student and a young member of society to entering adult life; to help our apprentices think commercially in a sustainable way and start a career where there are new rules and codes of behaviour.”

“We want to build a new RBS from bottom up, to take them on journey with RBS we want to be sure that as we have young customers, we have young employees. After all, this is the bank they are building.”