The RMB Class Of Programme is a unique talent programme that gives gifted, street-smart maverick entrepreneurs from non-financial industries an alternative entry into the bank.The candidates learn more about the inner workings of a corporate and investment bank, have access to the bank’s top talent and executives and can tailor-make their experiences to grow their careers.The bank in turn gets the opportunity to tap into these unconventional thinkers’ minds to create innovative solutions for our clients, society and stakeholders.

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Who qualifies?

At RMB we believe that great minds do not always have to think alike. That’s why we are looking for people with a unique ability to view the world differently to join the RMB Class Of Programme. RMB Class Ofs are dynamic and unconventional. They are smart, driven and have excelled in all aspects of their lives, from academics to culture and sport. They have the ability to question the norm, disrupt the status quo and have the types of skills that could define and shape the future of corporate and investment banking.

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Characteristics of a RMB Class Of

  • Highly-driven
  • Self-starter
  • Comfortable with change, adaptable
  • Innovative
  • Opportunity seeker
  • Curious about finance and corporate and investment banking
  • Able to network and build strong relationships
  • Entrepreneurial flair

Qualifying criteria

  • Post graduate qualification (Masters, MBA, PhD, etc.) in STEM or business
  • 3+ Years’ relevant working experience
  • Experience in strategy and/or management consulting, strategy and innovation or related experience with exposure to systems and design thinking
  • Innovation hub or consultancy experience
  • Process optimisation
  • Customer experience design
  • Creative thinking
  • Financial analysis and insights generation
  • Data analytics
  • Scenario building
  • Business case development
  • Programme/project management
  • Affinity for sustainability/ESG

What RMB Class Of have to say

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Frequently asked questions

Paul Harris

The purpose of the Programme was all along to employ people with good academic qualifications, but then to also encourage them to become really exceptional. It’s about finding the cum laude candidates, the captains of their teams, heads of the debating society who would win the boat race in the pub afterwards. It’s about finding total all-rounders and mavericks.” Paul Harris, RMB Class of Founder”

Paul Harris, RMB Class Of Founder

Apply to the RMB Class Of programme

To apply please email your CV, academic transcripts and a motivational letter of why you should be part of the RMB Class Of Programme to


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