The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is offering school leavers in London the opportunity to ‘earn while they learn’ and train to work in its Corporate Banking Division through its newly enhanced ACCELERATE development programme.

With many school leavers now opting not to go to university, the bank’s two-year programme offers an alternative, providing on-the-job training and the opportunity to pursue a career in the banking and finance industry on completion. Over the course of the programme, successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to secure a role in the RBS Corporate Banking Division, plus the chance to study for a relevant professional qualification.

The new Programme has been enhanced to take double the number of applicants in 2011 and includes participation from more business areas within the Corporate Banking Division.

Laura Dean, Resourcing Manager for the ACCELERATE programme said: “At RBS we are keen to invest in talented and enterprising school leavers to help take the business forward. The ACCELERATE programme aims to do just this and offers young people the opportunity to continue learning, take steps towards securing a successful future career, and earn an income while they do so.”