RBS 2014 Finance Telephone Interview

4 September 2013 - 8:18pm

Hi everyone,

I got through to the telephone interview stage

I am just wondering whether anyone had a telephone interview for the 2014 Finance programme.

Would it be possible if you could tell me what questions came up?



Latest comments

  • 4 September 2014 - 8:50pm
    • johnserek123

    hey how are you pls share some of the questions asked thanks

  • 16 December 2013 - 5:50pm
    • megamax

    Hi ss6969, have you had the telephone interview for ops M&IB? Can you please help me out with some tips? Thanks

  • 2 December 2013 - 1:52pm
    • Lezgo

    Anyone get a reply yet after completing RBS AC for Operations?

  • 27 November 2013 - 5:17pm
    • ss6969

    hey can anyone give me some details about what they ask for ops M&IB telephone interview? Is it the same as finance mentioned on this topic?

  • 26 November 2013 - 12:33pm
    • k111

    just had a phone call from someone in HR (i think theyre calling everyone just to confirm) i asked and he said that we'd be fine as long as we follow the guide in the virtual interview centre

  • 25 November 2013 - 6:15pm
    • rejected_by_all


    Heads up, it took them 2 months to get back to me

  • 25 November 2013 - 5:42pm
    • Qanary

    For those who got invitation for AC Ops, when did you havr the tele interview? Had my tele interview in late Oct. Still no reply yet. Thanks, and good luck in your AC!

  • 25 November 2013 - 5:07pm
    • lolwut

    Hey lfi,
    when is your AC for risk?
    Presentation is based on the group exercise. watch your timing and you'll be fine, the assessors are very nice. There is a list to help you choose, but you are free to choose whatever personal development you like.

  • 25 November 2013 - 12:13pm
    • Ifi

    hey guys, can anyone share some of their experiences on the assessment centre, my one is for risk. The booklet does not clarify what exactly is going to be happening on the day. And this presentation task, will it be based on information given to the group exercise? Will there be a separate case study for it? Any tips of how to go about the presentation task. Also the mentoring task we choose whatever we want to to be mentored upon or there is a list?

    Too many questions but really some information would be very helpful.
    Thnx :)

  • 25 November 2013 - 10:14am
    • AlisonZZZ

    just what are we going to do in ac. Specifically, r we going to have a written exercise or mentoring task? And of course whether or not we need to take any test! Thx k111 for finding out for the rest of us ;)

  • 25 November 2013 - 8:45am
    • k111

    Oh really? What did they tell you was going to be in the phone interview? I may call them later today, I want to confirm we dont have any tests to do there! Is there anything specific you want me to ask?

  • 25 November 2013 - 4:32am
    • AlisonZZZ

    The questions they asked me in telephone interview were different from what they said they would be....so that's why I'm concerned this time. RBS has changed their interview/ac format past year, I think they probably sent us the guidance for previous AC. Maybe you can call them to find out? I'd like to do that but I'm not currently in the UK...

  • 24 November 2013 - 10:50pm
    • k111

    Hi Alison - I have the AC for ops on the same day.. is yours at the london office? yeah seems to be some conflicting info on sites like targetjobs too but i guess it must be whatever is in the booklet they sent. how are u preparing?

  • 22 November 2013 - 6:50pm
    • AlisonZZZ

    I got an AC for ops on Nov 28th. Anyone going on the same day? I'm a bit confused about what the format of the AC would be. There seems to be some inconsistency between the preparation booklet sent by RBS and what people actually experienced on this forum...

  • 19 November 2013 - 10:29pm
    • rj_2429

    Still nothing for ops

  • 19 November 2013 - 10:01pm
    • Qanary

    Operasions AC anyone? Still no reply

  • 19 November 2013 - 4:50pm
    • authentic505

    anyone got an invitation for the wealth AC??

  • 16 November 2013 - 6:39pm
    • rejected_by_all

    btw i did 1 interview in early sept, still getting usual mails like the one above and no invite

  • 16 November 2013 - 6:37pm
    • rejected_by_all

    it is a usual email sent to all the pipol... my m8 got the same and sum1 on da forum said they are goin to AC next week

  • 15 November 2013 - 1:54pm
    • rj_2429

    Im the same as as above for ops!

  • 15 November 2013 - 1:41pm
    • Qanary

    Got the same email, no invitation for AC so far. Anyone?

  • 15 November 2013 - 1:37pm
    • whyme

    I had an email regarding Ops AC:
    Thank you again for your application to The Royal Bank of Scotland Graduate Programme in M&IB Operations.

    As you are aware, you have successfully passed all stages up to this point, and the next stage will be a face-to-face assessment.

    We are now writing to inform you that we have started to select which candidates will attend the next stage.

    We run a number of assessments for each programme, and only contact the people we select to attend each event. This means that you may not hear immediately whether your application will be progressed, but you are now under consideration, and we will update you in due course.

    Because we receive many high quality applications and spaces at the next round are limited, please be aware that we are unable to confirm at this stage whether we will be inviting you to the next round.

  • 15 November 2013 - 1:20pm
    • ss567

    Anyone heard anything about Ops AC yet?

  • 13 November 2013 - 4:01pm
    • loic.taieb

    2 days

  • 13 November 2013 - 4:01pm
    • loic.taieb

    2 days

  • 13 November 2013 - 1:00pm
    • loic.taieb

    Guys I just received that.. Dont really know hat it means. Did any of you received it as well ?

    Thank you for making the time available to participate in the Telephone Interview.

    After reviewing your responses, we are very pleased to inform you that you have successfully met the benchmark for our Graduate Programme in Capital Markets.

    We are now shortlisting candidates for progression to the final stage of our selection process, which will be an Assessment Centre.

    Because we receive many high quality applications and spaces at the final round are limited, please be aware that we are unable to guarantee an Assessment Centre place at this stage.

    We typically run a number of assessments for each programme, and only contact the people we select to attend each event. This means that you may not hear immediately whether your application will be progressed, but you are now under consideration, and we will update you in due course.

    For my interview, exactly the same questions as said previously. No tricks or suprises

  • 13 November 2013 - 2:24pm
    • titi0213

    I had my CM graduate tele interview 2 days ago. nothing happened since then... Loic.taieb, how long did you receive this email after tele??

  • 12 November 2013 - 7:07pm
    • lolwut

    Thank you!

  • 12 November 2013 - 12:28am
    • ak371

    No worries lolwut, good luck for the AC! I had my AC for risk in Oct so if you would like any tips, feel free to message me.

  • 5 November 2013 - 5:06pm
    • lolwut

    Thanks a lot ak371! They asked the same questions. I got an email today morning I passed the interview and received an email just now inviting me to an assessment centre on the 19th. Anyone else got invited for Risk?

  • 4 November 2013 - 7:11pm
    • ak371

    It's worth chasing them up, I got told the same when I had my tel interview last month and was informed that I had an AC 4/5 days later

  • 4 November 2013 - 1:42pm
    • Ifi

    Hey I also had a telephone interview for risk a couple of weeks ago, they informed me i passed but couldn't guarantee a place for an assessment centre and they will inform me when the next campaign will be available. Did anyone that passed their telephone interview for risk recently been told the same thing or got a place to the assessment centre?


  • 4 November 2013 - 8:24am
    • ak371

    There were 2 competencies which they expanded on. Give me a time where you have helped someone in a task which they didnt think was possible, and from 1 to 10 what rating would you give yourself where 1 is stick to what you believe in and 10 being happy to do a task which you didnt think was right - after you gave a number they would ask a competency q accordingly, I got give me an example where you didnt feel comfortable with someones morals. The only other questions were motivational - why RBS, what do you know about the program, why risk, how will you studies help you, what are the challenges facing the company, what are your career aspirations.

  • 3 November 2013 - 5:16pm
    • lolwut

    Has anyone here had a telephone interview for Risk? I have one tomorrow and I'd like to know as much as I can to increase my chances of passing it. What were the competencies you were assessed on? And did you guys have a situational question as well? My email said 3 questions, 1 on motivation on joining and the other 2 competencies so I'm not sure about the situational question.

  • 12 February 2015 - 11:03pm
    • jiaze.li.33

    hey, how did your interview go in the end? I'm going to have my teleinterview for risk next week, so could u plz share any questions you got ? Any tips would be appreciated, thank you very much?

  • 2 November 2013 - 3:15pm
    • loic.taieb

    Guys, I applied for the CM Graduate Program at RBS and I have my phone interview very soon. Do some of you have any tips ? What kind of questions came up ? I read that they were also competency based questions... Do you know what I should expect regarding Capital Market ?

  • 7 November 2013 - 7:15pm
    • titi0213

    Hello Loic! Have u had ur tele interview for the RBS CM graduate? I got one next week... Could u share some details? all competency based? Thx a lot!

  • 24 October 2013 - 12:04pm
    • Sarah12345

    I had my interview today. The interviewer was very friendly and gave plently to time think and structure my answers. The interview was divided into 3 parts. And success in one part would lead to other part otherwise if you do not succeed in first part you wont proceed to the second part. Did everyone faced the same situation? Fingers crossed for the reults

  • 21 October 2013 - 10:27pm
    • mck871

    yeh, passed a tel int a month ago with the app submitted in early sept

  • 21 October 2013 - 7:01pm
    • rj_2429

    Im also waiting in the ops AC. Passed the IV almost a month ago now. Is everyone in the same boat?

  • 21 October 2013 - 7:01pm
    • rj_2429

    Im also waiting in the ops AC. Passed the IV almost a month ago now. Is everyone in the same boat?

  • 21 October 2013 - 5:43pm
    • mck871

    not yet

  • 21 October 2013 - 4:46pm
    • Qanary

    Anyone got the invitation of Ops AC?

  • 18 October 2013 - 5:52pm
    • Y.Agrawal

    Anyone got the offer yet? We were supposed to hear back today or by monday. I'm guessing they would have called the successful people today and are going to contact the rest on monday, which doesn't really put me in a good position.

  • 16 October 2013 - 10:55pm
    • ak371

    I got told the day after I passed the tel interview, but they said there was no confirmed spot at the AC. However they let me know I had the AC 4-5 days later

  • 3 October 2013 - 7:57pm
    • mck871

    Has anyone been to AC yet? How long did you wait between being told that you passed tel interview and finding out if you are making it to AC? thx M

  • 10 October 2013 - 5:35pm
    • Sarah12345

    Did you go throught the assesment center yet?

  • 27 September 2013 - 2:22pm
    • whyme

    Congrats, Intruder. Do any of you know where to find more information about the RBS programme?

  • 17 October 2013 - 11:17am
    • lntruder

    The website is enough I guess. I've not yet had the AC

  • 25 September 2013 - 10:25pm
    • lntruder

    got invited for assessment centre for internal audit!

  • 21 September 2013 - 11:05am
    • karan_m91

    hey guys, I also have a telephone interview coming up for finance. Can anyone tell me which competencies were assessed? so I can prepare my answers...

  • 16 September 2013 - 4:40pm
    • krishna.chaitanya.s

    Hi Avni,

    How was your interview, any tips? I have mine coming up shortly. So, any advice would be much appreciated.


  • 16 September 2013 - 5:58pm
    • Avni

    Hi Krishna , my interview went well .. the HR consultant was very forthcoming and helped me along the way to give him well structured answers.
    The key would be to have 3 to 5 structured points for every set of competency .. So competencies could be different for each candidate but they all hint at the same theme - Strengths,why rbs , why this industry , talk about ur work ex n what u learn day to day .. future plans .... very generic and should be simple to track...
    Also give the HR person time to type ur answer .. be slow n clear with ur answers ..

  • 17 September 2013 - 5:04pm
    • krishna.chaitanya.s

    Hi Avni, Thanks for the advice.. I am sure this will come handy while preparing... Did you get any response after your interview?


  • 12 September 2013 - 8:50am
    • ajay_1

    Hi rc1234,

    Ive also got through to the telephone interview for the rbs finance programme.

    Just wondering if you have had your interview yet and if so do you have any tips on what questions will be asked.

    Would really appreciate it.


    Aj Sol

  • 9 September 2013 - 5:58pm
    • AlisonZZZ

    Hi Avni Yes I was told the following day that I'd passed. My tips: you really need to think about why u r applying to rbs & ur chosen division in particular. Be prepared to be asked about your understanding of the division and details of the graduate programme. For competencies, have a few examples on leadership&teamwork and u will be fine. As for the situation specific question, I think the score you gave is not important, the important thing is to have a coherent story to back it up. Be prepared to be probed on what specific actions u took and why.

    My experience with RBS has been very good so far. The HR lady who interviewed me was very nice and the response was very swift. Good luck with ur interview on 12th :)

  • 16 September 2013 - 5:54pm
    • Avni

    Thanks for the tips helped me alot !! Good luck with your AC

  • 9 September 2013 - 2:21pm
    • AlisonZZZ

    Sry the question is: on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being standing up for your principles and 10 being agreeing to do sth you don't agree, where would you place urself?

  • 9 September 2013 - 4:56pm
    • Avni

    Hi wangguanyu ...So did u clear the phone interview ??? Also i have my phone interview on 12th ... Any tips as to what all basics i need to cover for this stage ??

  • 9 September 2013 - 2:19pm
    • AlisonZZZ

    I had an interview for operations a few weeks ago. The questions that came up were different from what they described in email. There are mainly 3 parts: why RBS, competencies and a situation specific question. The first two are just generic stuff. For the situation specific question, i got asked: on a scale of 1 to 10, where would you place yourself and give me an example that demonstrate this. Also they told me not use examples from school if possible.
    Hope this'll help.