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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO Driving commerce and prosperity

We offer banking services that help people and companies to succeed, creating wealth and growth across our markets. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – Here for good.

With more than 86,000 employees in more than 60 markets, we have a 160-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic regions. We're listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Life at Standard Chartered

Help us make real, lasting change that goes well beyond wealth creation alone. From supporting global trade and investment to helping people, companies and communities grow and prosper, we do everything in the best possible way. It’s what makes us different.

We give you the freedom and accountability to make a real difference to the work you do, challenge where we could be better and find new opportunities for innovation.  You’ll be part of an inclusive community driven by integrity and transparency that balances how we do business with our promise to be Here for good.

We need a diverse range of the brightest minds to help drive our bank forward so you can be confident we will help you pursue your ambitions, develop your skills and grow your career at home and abroad.

Our culture and values

To quote our Chairman, we are a “Bank with a soul”. It’s an attitude that explains our approach to everything we do, from our commitment to sustainable growth to how we communicate with our clients and colleagues to our rich 150-year heritage.

Our global workforce recently helped us define our core values, and how these can shape our working culture. They reflect what we expect of ourselves and each other.

Do the Right Thing 

Be assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do. 

Never Settle

Continuously strive to improve and innovate, keep things simple and learn from doing well and not so well.

Better Together

Be yourself, be inclusive, see more good in others and work collectively to build for the long term.

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Using our unique diversity

Our unique footprint stretches across Asia, Africa and The Middle East, supporting customers who trade, operate or invest in these rapidly developing markets.

This means we can offer unrivalled opportunities for employees to work with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. We believe this diversity sets us apart. It allows us to listen to new ideas, challenge each other’s view points and unlock innovation to ensure everyone reaches their full potential.

Our workplace gives you the chance to build relationships and partnerships on a global stage.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Embracing and celebrating our diversity

Building an inclusive culture is vital to our future. We value and celebrate the diversity of our teams across all our locations and business functions so that everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

That’s why we have three dedicated global employee networks – our Global Women's Network, Global LGBT & Allies Network and Global Disability Network – as well as more than 40 local employee networks.

These networks connect and support colleagues, including those who are impacted by disability, have caregiver responsibilities or are members or allies of the LGBT community.

We strive to offer a safe, supportive and empowering environment for all our staff, and to be a positive employer for anyone affected by disability.

See how we celebrate our diversity

Developing your career

We’re committed to offering you a wealth of learning and development tools to help you get to where you want to be.

We provide a range of training and development opportunities so you can create your personal growth plan.  Take control of your professional and personal development, learn new skills and uncover your full potential.

Read career stories from our employees

Reward and benefits

As well as gaining the great benefits of working in our ‘Here for good' culture, we offer competitive salaries that fully reflect your skills and experience. These are reviewed annually in the context of your performance assessment, market considerations and overall affordability.

Good performance goes beyond turning a profit. So when reviewing your salary, we take into account your potential as well as your positive conduct.

We also provide country-specific, company-funded benefits such as retirement savings, medical cover, life insurance, annual leave and volunteering leave.

Our global parental leave policy helps support colleagues and their families around the time of childbirth or adoption. This includes a minimum of 20 calendar weeks of maternity or adoption leave  and a minimum of two weeks paternity leave across all our markets.

People Leader development

We continue to invest in our People Leader's personal development across the whole bank, with programmes and initiatives sponsored by our core management team. We inspire our managers to build lasting, collaborative and meaningful relationships with each other and ensure you are supported, inspired and recognised. These values are then passed on to the next generation of talent within the organisation.

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Supporting our communities

Doing the right thing means being a force for good.

As an employee, you can help us minimise our environmental impact and support charity through our various initiatives. Like Seeing is Believing, which fights avoidable blindness. This year, we're on course to hit our $100m fundraising target – two years ahead of schedule.

You can also get involved with Goal, our programme that empowers girls aged between 12 and 19 with the life skills they need to succeed across our footprint. Choose to work with Goal for one of your 3 annual volunteer days, or get involved in community work of your choice.

Read how our employees get involved

SUSTAINABILITY We're committed to supporting sustainable growth

Supporting sustainable economic growth men in port

Sustainable economic growth

As one of the world’s leading financial institutions, we foster social and economic development in our markets. Extending access to financial services, promoting responsible finance and offering products that open up global trade and investment.

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Being a responsible company

We’re always striving to be a more responsible bank, underpinned by strong processes. Determined to fight financial crime, minimise our environmental impact, invest in our people and embed our values across the markets where we live and work.

Seeing is Believing clinic investing in communities

Investing in communities

We support health and education programmes. Our global programmes include Seeing is Believing, to help eradicate avoidable blindness, Goal, to empower adolescent girls with life skills, and financial education to build financial awareness among young people and small businesses.

Our bank at a glance


We employ more than 86,000 people around the world


Our colleagues come from 125 different countries


More than 160 years in business


1,026 branches worldwide


We are present in 60 markets

Best Consumer Digital Bank

Global Finance 2017


Among the top 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange


We’re listed on two of Asia’s largest stock exchanges


We aim to bringing out the best in all our colleagues by establishing and maintaining a work environment that promotes positive wellbeing and healthy lifestyle choices.

Across the organisation, we have initiatives and support available that focuses on mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing. From mental health first aiders to fitness classes and social support groups, we recognise that wellbeing impacts how engaged and happy our workforce feel.

We also offer flexible working arrangements. You’re judged by the work you produce, not by the number of hours you sit at your desk. We have a global policy of flexible working practices that allows you to work from home, part-time and flexible hours where possible.

Our employees share their stories

Digital with a human touch

We are changing the way people think about banking. By using technology to create a simple and seamless digital banking experience for millions of customers across our footprint in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

We have our business unit, SC Ventures, that drives ideas, solutions and technology, investing in fintechs, and setting up new ventures but we foster a culture of innovation across all geographies and business areas.

We want the brightest and most diverse minds working with us to develop creative ideas that help deliver for our clients and customers.

Interested in joining us?

Whether you’re a recent graduate or looking for your next opportunity, we have the role for you

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Insights Discover more about our world

We’re banking on cultural diversity

We celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by spotlighting some of our Chinese ‘corridor bankers’

Explore our world | 21 May 2019

IDAHOTB 2019: a celebration of inclusivity

We spoke to our colleagues Ravi and Dharm about their experiences as LGBT+ people in India, and their reactions to…

Explore our world | 17 May 2019

I feel like the skills I offer are taken seriously

Sankareswaran Srinivasan, an analyst in our Chennai office, lost one of his senses when he was just six months old…

Explore our world | 3 Dec 2018

How I found my work-life balance: Evangelos’ story

When Evangelos found himself juggling a newborn baby, the passing of his mother, and commitments at work, he learned a…

Explore our world | 19 Nov 2018

Digital architects: inside the world of a UX designer

Our in-house user experience (UX) experts on how to build the ideal working experience

Navigate the future | 1 Nov 2018

Fintechs and banks can work together to tackle money laundering

By forming partnerships with fintechs, banks can use AI and other cutting-edge technology to fight financial crime

Explore our world | 12 Jul 2018

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