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Add your signposting title here… Finding your first job and budgeting

You’ve written your CV, filled in endless application forms, and made it through some pretty gruelling interviews. Now, finally, you’ve got your first ‘proper’ job and soon you’ll get your first payslip. From commuting, to buying new work clothes, you’ll need to create a budget to see what you can afford to spend in the working world.

See what to budget for
Add your signposting title here… Dealing with student debt

Just graduated? Now’s a good time to work out your budget and start thinking about how you’ll pay off any student debts. You may have a student loan, an overdraft and other debts to deal with. Not sure where to start? 

See where to start tackling your student debts
Add your signposting title here… Money tips for graduates

Unsure how you’ll manage your money after you graduate? Use this handy tool from the Money Advice Service to get free, personalised tips to help you start planning ahead. Just enter a goal like travelling, finding a new place to live, or moving home and you’ll be shown tips relevant to your plans.

See graduate tips from the Money Advice Service
Tools to help you plan for buying your car

Savings Goal Tool

Set up a savings goal to help you save for a house, car or holiday.

Salary Calculator

Work out what your take home pay is each month after tax and deductions.

Budget Calculator

Use our calculator to budget following graduation.

Make your salary work harder with Reward


Now you're graduated, welcome to the big wide world. However, Natwest can help lighten the load each month. If you pay your household bills by direct debit, we'll give you 2% back in Rewards with one of our Reward accounts.  That's council tax, gas, electricity, water, phone, TV and broadband bills well... you get the idea. That means for every £100's of household bills you get £2 back.  Monthly fees and terms apply.

Compare our current accounts See how many Rewards you could earn
Useful links

Your first payslip explained
Money Advice Service

UK careers, employment and recruitment
Graduate Jobs

UK student and graduate job website
Milkround

A government service that matches graduates with businesses
Graduate Talent Pool

About paying back your student loan
Gov.uk

Life as a new graduate
Save the Student

These links are to non-NatWest websites. NatWest is not liable for the accuracy of the information provided on these websites. 

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