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First Step Your chance for a great future in law and business

An amazing opportunity. A real privilege to take part in! This week has really made me more determined to pursue law.

Want to experience working in law/business? For one week the RBS Legal department are offering eligible pupils in S4/S5 a taste of working life in law and business. You will gain first-hand experience of the challenges and opportunities facing lawyers and professionals across RBS and our partner law firms.

• Advise on mock legal scenarios


• Learn about, and quiz the lawyers and professionals about daily life in the legal profession and RBS

RBS Gogarburn (by the airport), and Edinburgh city centre locations. Travel costs will be reimbursed, and lunch provided daily.

• Attend regular mentor sessions • Find out about career paths and routes into the profession

When? Monday 16th June – Friday 20th June 2014. Permission for absence from school will be required.

What’s involved in the week?

You’ll also get to work on your personal development attending practical sessions covering:

You will…

• increasing your confidence

How do I apply?

• Understand life as a young lawyer

• dealing with the unknown

Complete the application form by Friday 28th March 2014. Email any queries and the form to RBSLegalFirstStepProgramme.

• Visit the Court of Session and spend an afternoon in a local law firm • Experience what it is like to be part of a dynamic legal team

• perfecting your presentation skills • team building • keeping focussed and motivated

RBS Legal

Work Experience - First Step Application Form Monday 16 to Friday 20 June 2014 (Edinburgh) Why are you interested in a career in law and / or working for a financial institution?

Why would you like to participate in the RBS Legal First Step programme and what do you hope to get out of the experience?

Extra-curricular activities: Please include details of any activities you participate in. Examples could be sports you play, hobbies or any volunteering you do.

Work Experience: If you have participated in any other work experience programmes, paid or unpaid, please tell us below. Include the names of the businesses and dates you took part.


Any other information: Please detail here any additional information we should take into account and / or special circumstances that you think might support your application.

Name of school you currently attend: Qualifications: Please tell us what exams you’ve sat, including grades and list the subjects you are currently studying.

TEACHER CONTACT: As the week is in school term time please provide details of the teacher who has approved you can attend if you are offered a place.

Name: Email: Contact number (optional):

ABOUT YOU: First name:

Last name:

Email address: Mobile number: PARENT / GUARDIAN CONTACT: Please provide details of the parent or guardian who has given permission for you to apply.

Name: Relationship to you: Home / mobile number: Data protection notice – We The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group of companies (‘Group’). We are also known as the data controller for data protection purposes. Explained here is how we will use your information both now and in the future. Your information may be held on a Group database and used by us and any Group company for certain purposes set out in this notice. Your information includes any information which we or any Group company holds now, or at any time in the future and which comes from or relates to internship or employment application forms, or any other staff-related dealings with any Group company. We, and any other Group company, will use, analyse and assess your information for pre- internship/employment checks, for staff administration and to maintain and develop our internship or employment relationship with you. In this application form, we ask you to provide personal information about yourself. We, or other Group companies, will use any such personal data for the purposes described in this notice. We will not use your personal data for marketing purposes. For operational reasons, we may link your information with information about other employees who are related or otherwise connected to you. We do not disclose your information outside the Group, except for operational purposes as described here; where we have your consent; where we are permitted to do so by law; to any persons, including insurers, who provide a service to us, who have agreed to keep your information confidential; to any persons, including insurers, who supply benefits or services to you under, or in connection with, your internship or employment with the Group You have the right of access to your personal information held on our files by written request. By signing this application you agree that we may use your information in this way.

Email completed forms by Fri 28 March 2014 to


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