Graduate programme FAQs
For answers to specific questions about applying to our Graduate programmes, including queries relating to the application process and requirements.
- How do I submit my application?show/hide
All applications should be submitted online. We do not process applications received in any other format.
- Do I need any work experience?show/hide
We do not expect graduates to have any prior work experience. It is only one of many factors that will be considered during the application process. We assess you based on your ability to demonstrate talents and skills gained through other life experiences, such as travel, study, research, or involvement in community affairs.
- Do I need a background in Finance?show/hide
We welcome applications from candidates with a variety of degree disciplines. Entry requirements for the different graduate programmes differ, so please refer to the individual programme pages for more information.
- If I’m not based in the country I apply to, can I still apply?show/hide
You may apply for the programme from anywhere in the world, as long as you have the legal right to work in the country for which you are applying.
- Will Standard Chartered apply for a work permit for me?show/hide
We cannot arrange work permits on your behalf. As a minimum requirement for all graduate programmes, you must have the legal right to work full-time in the country to which you're applying. You'll be asked to verify this as part of the application process.
- Do you sponsor graduates for further education?show/hide
Graduates who take part in the Business Banking International Graduate Programme will be sponsored to undertake the CFA Level 1 qualification.
- What's the deadline for applying?show/hide
For the majority of programmes you can apply online from September. Each programme has a different closing date, please check the relevant programme page for more information. We review each application on receipt and make offers throughout the year. We don't leave it to the last minute and nor should you.
- When do the graduate programmes start?show/hide
Start dates vary by programme. The majority of graduate programmes start between June and August each year. All graduates must have commenced by 1 September 2012, the official start date for graduate programmes.