Start Your Working Life

Life after graduation

Helping you budget

Salary calculator Graduate Account
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
Tools to help you plan following graduation

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.

RBS Graduate Account All you need for everyday banking after University

Graduate Accounts are available to permanent UK residents only, who have held a Student account with us or who have graduated from a full-time course of higher education (lasting two years or more) within the last 3 years, this includes completed training as a nurse.

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

The current account for life after universityNatwest Graduate Account

Helping you to budget and take control of your financesManaging Your Money

Everything you need to get your foot on the ladder
Your First Home

Budget for your everyday needs following graduationNatwest Budget Calculator

Take a step back and let us help with your financesFree Financial Healthcheck

Earn 3% back on your household bills
Natwest Rewards

Some of 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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