Royal Bank of Scotland Graduate Interview Questions


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  • How many miles from London to New York?
  • There are two planes. One sets of at 30mph. Half an hour later, the other sets off travelling at 60mph. How long does it take the second plane to catch up the first?
  • If you had a cake and you wanted 8 equally sized portions but only 3 cuts, how would you cut it?
  • Demonstrate a time when you had to work in a team to solve a problem
  • Why Markets in particular?
  • Why RBS?
  • Tell me a bit about yourself (incl. university as with one of my interviewers we had both been at Warwick and so got onto a long conversation about the university.)
  • What is the square root of 0.7?
  • If your plane crashes on a desert island, what five items would you choose to take? (Given a list to choose from)
  • Why did you choose to study at your University?
  • Why did you choose the degree subject that you did?
  • How far is it from Saudi Arabia to London?
  • How do you feel this interview went?
  • Why are you applying in the industry sector that you are?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
  • Give us two or three reasons why you are interested in working for RBS?
  • Why do you want to work in operations? What skills do you have that will make you suited to this role?
  • Which three people in the world would you like to have dinner with?
  • What motivates you?
  • What do you expect from banking, other than a prosperous career?
  • Can you tell me about the current corporate structure of RBS?
  • While the financial crisis is affecting the whole job market and making banking jobs look insecure, why do you want to work in a bank?
  • Which qualities do you have which you think would make you fit the position you’ve applied for?
  • What responsibilities would you expect, come with the position you are applying for?

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