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student careers International Graduate Programme

Our International Graduate programme is your gateway into the world of banking. Over 18 months you’ll experience an immersive, collaborative and global learning experience designed to provide technical, experiential and on-the-job training. While developing you for your first role with us, we’ll be equipping you with a deeper understanding of our broader organisation and how it operates. You’ll soon become a change advocate, driving innovation and creativity across our footprint.

What business area can I work in?

We have lots of opportunities across our business and network, take a look at each one and see what best fits your career aspirations. 

Overview

Our Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking Client Coverage (CCIB Client Coverage) team lead the management and development of our Client Relationships globally.  The Client Coverage teams work together with our product partners to deliver solutions for our clients. These solutions can cover a wide range of products and services from trade finance to credit derivatives to mergers and acquisitions (M&A). 

Our clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors headquartered, operating or investing in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our commercial banking clients represent a large and important portion of the economies we serve and are potential future multinational corporates. Our strong and deep local presence across these markets enables us to facilitate trade, capital and investment flows, in and for our footprint, including across China’s Belt and Road initiative.

A key theme that is increasingly driving our business globally is decarbonisation and energy transition.  Our team are taking a leading role in this area, and we’re working with many of our key clients on their transition plans.  We’ve allocated $300bn between now and 2030 to support this crucial area.

What does this mean for you?  If you’re interested in a banking career, with exciting career opportunities, and want to work with some of the most influential local and global corporates in your geographies, this is the team to get into. You’ll get the opportunity to work with lots of different teams within the CCIB business function and more broadly across the bank. Our Client Coverage team are an essential component of our customer experience, guiding clients through our products and solutions and they work closely with our relationship managers, internal specialist teams and stakeholders throughout.  If you really want to become a corporate or investment banker this is the platform to launch your career from.

Your training

Our programme provides a comprehensive grounding in corporate and commercial banking. You’ll work directly with a diverse range of business and corporate customers alongside Corporate, Financial Institutions and Commercial Bankers. You’ll be able to explore how your skills can adapt to different areas of our business, while developing new skills to help kick-start your career in the CCIB Client Coverage.

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Your career progression

At the end of your 18-month programme, you’ll join a role within our CCIB Client Coverage team. Areas include:

  • Credit Analysis
  • Relationship Management
  • Client Management

What you’ll do over 18 months

  • International induction – these are classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business functions.
  • 12 month training rotation – you’ll spend five months in your focus area and go on to broaden your experience with two months rotations in Financial Markets, Transaction Banking and Risk.
  • 6 month business rotation – your last rotation will be six months in your focus area within CCIB Client Coverage. It’s your opportunity to find the team you fit into best and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Overview

We believe the future of our businesses is by being data-driven and digital first. Our Digital Channels & Data Analytics (DCDA) organisation vision is to be the leading digital banking platform powering global trade, commerce and financial services to companies across our network. And we have the following strategic pillars and teams:

 

Client Experience & Engagement who focus on digital client lifecycle management and superior client experiences. 

 

Digital Platforms & Innovation: Digital channels and platforms are the primary way our clients experience our products and services. We’re building a strong, standardised and global digital platform to deliver a high-value customer experience, from onboarding to transactions, across multiple products. 

 

Data & Analytics: Data is the fuel that powers our digital future. Our centralised team focus on embedding data-driven insights into our organisation through direct commercialisation and utilisation of data assets and advanced analytics.

 

Partnerships & Client Solutions: Our team support digital solution design, ensuring digital products and platforms meet client needs, support digital strategic partnership development and bring in platform partnerships to build out third-party capabilities.

Your training

We have developed an exciting 18-month programme designed to fast track you to an established career in the DCDA function of the Bank. This programme will build your technical and business knowledge through rotations across Client Experience & Engagement, Digital Platforms & Innovation, Data & Analytics, Partnerships & Client Solutions teams.

You will follow a tailored training and development plan and will be supported and encouraged along the way through buddy and mentoring schemes, and have the opportunity to network with our senior management team.

Your career progression

At the end of your 18-month programme, you’ll join a role in Digital Channels & Data Analytics team and this could be in any one of the following areas:

  • Client Experience & Engagement
  • Digital Platforms & Innovation
  • Data & Analytics
  • Partnerships & Client Solutions

What you’ll do over 18 months

  • International induction – these are classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business functions.
  • 12 month training rotation – you’ll spend twelve months across different Analytics teams within COE where you will learn how to develop analytics solutions and implement. You will broaden your experience with rotations into areas including Product/segments, Digital, experimental, and country analytics.
  • 6 month business rotation – your final rotation will last six months and help you understand our solutions in detail. It’s your chance to find the team you fit into best and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Overview

Our Financial Markets business function is differentiated by our extensive global footprint and, an intimate appreciation of the local markets we’re present in, as well as our diversified expertise. We offer our clients risk management, financing and investment needs through bespoke solutions and trusted relationships. Our strengths include trading foreign exchange, rates, credit and commodity products, and arranging debt issuance, augmented by our award-winning Research Team and eCommerce Capabilities, delivered through our dedicated Sales Teams.

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Your training

As an International Graduate in the Financial Markets, you’ll be focused in your chosen business stream, with training and business rotations into connected streams, that will give real context to your role. You’ll gain hands-on experience across four mandatory training rotations, where you’ll be an integral part of our team, helping to deliver solutions for our clients.

Projects include:

  • Create and analyse pitchbooks, confirming client deals and coordinating client events with our Sales teams
  • Price, test, develop and roll-out new products with our Structuring teams
  • Provide insights on balance sheet movements, report changes in liquidity profiles and track Trading desk funding profiles with our Asset & Liability Management teams
  • Support senior desk members executing and inputting hedging trades and provide pricing to sales desks with our Trading Teams
  • Exposure to Financial Markets senior management and other trading desks across your internship, with interactive sessions helping develop a holistic overview of our Financial Markets business 
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Your career progression

At the end of your 18-month programme, you’ll join a role within Financial Markets. This could be in the following areas such as:

  • Sales
  • Trading
  • Structuring
  • Capital Markets
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What you’ll do over 18 months

  • International induction – these are classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business functions.
  • 12 month training rotation – you’ll spend five months in your focus area and go on to broaden your experience with further rotations in Client Coverage, Transaction Banking and Risk.
  • 6 month business rotation – your last rotation will be six months in your focus area within Financial Markets. It’s your opportunity to find the team you fit into best and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Overview

A suite of banking solutions that are simple, smart and secure. Retail Banking serves over 9 million affluent and emerging affluent clients and small businesses in many of the world’s fastest growing cities across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our focus is to serve the banking needs of Priority, Business and Personal Clients, with market-leading digital capabilities and best-in class products and services as we make banking simple, smarter and secure.

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Your training

You’ll explore our various team and get to learn and build your knowledge of what really drives our Retail business.

As a Retail Banking International Graduate, you’ll enjoy the broadest possible exposure to our key businesses. This could mean working within our digital team to determine our future client experience or within our customer experience area, looking at what drives client satisfaction. You could work within our product and services teams to understand and develop new client propositions or even within our risk and controls management areas.

You’ll be fully supported to fulfill your potential, follow your passions with our specialist teams where you can:

  • Manage and contribute to a revenue generating business
  • Lead client campaign and profitability analysis
  • Manage key strategic projects that impact different channels, segments and regions
  • Contribute to the design and development of global client acquisition programmes
  • Contribute to the development of Client Value Propositions
  • Initiate, coordinate, monitor and deliver projects
  • Develop, deploy and measure new marketing campaigns

In Retail Bank, you’ll learn the importance of cross bank collaboration, to deliver projects and programmes.

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Your career progression

We relentlessly improve our Banking experience. You’ll experience opportunities for continuous learning, early responsibility and extensive networking. You have 18 months before you join a role in one of our specialist teams within Retail Banking.  This could be in areas such as:

  • Campaign Management
  • Digital Banking
  • Alliances and Mobile Marketing
  • Segment Development, Personal & Preferred Banking
  • Client Services
  • Digital Strategy and Planning

We're looking for innovators who will support, contribute and lead the future of Retail Banking.

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What you’ll do over 18 months

  • International induction – these are classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business functions.
  • 12 month training rotation – you’ll spend twelve months in Retail Banking where you’ll learn how to engage with clients. You’ll broaden your experience with rotations into areas including Risk, Product/Segments, Distribution/Front Line, and lastly Digital.
  • 6 month business rotation – Your final rotation will last six months and help you understand our products in detail. It’s your chance to find the team you fit into best and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Overview

Today’s technology enables customers to connect directly, without the need for financial intermediaries. Once perceived in a negative context, disruption today is all about finding innovative, technological solutions to problems, and to reimagine the future. In our case, we’re experimenting with paths and business models, even ones we’ve never ventured in before. We’re investing now, to create optionality for the future. That’s why disrupting through digital is one of our strategic priorities.

SC Ventures aims to enable and accelerate innovation, by providing a safe space for different parts of our Bank, and external partners, to collaborate, explore and test solutions, to solve today’s real business problems of today, and the challenges of tomorrow.

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Your training

We have three pillars in SC Ventures:

Enabling Innovation - Our eXellerator labs facilitate innovation and culture change. It’s a platform our Bank’s intrapreneurs and clients along their innovation journey. You may be involved in:

  • Complete the Human Centred Design Practitioner course, and provide support in running innovation initiatives
  • Learn about project and change management by assisting in programme management of our Intrapreneurs Programme
  • Support communication and marketing, including Intrapreneurs Programme and the FinTech Bridge

Investment Fund - We invest in Fintech companies that enable forward-thinking capabilities. You may be involved in the:

  • Work on fund pitch presentation and fund financial model
  • Preparation of financial forecasts, investment returns calculations and investment memorandum

Business Ventures - We sponsor and oversee the formation of new business ventures, focusing on disruptive business models to create optionality. We test by incubating, setting up and spinning off businesses that are independent and distinct from the bank. You may be involved in:

  • Business management for the portfolio of ventures, including getting updates from relevant venture leads, tracking the pipeline and help in the overall governance across the venture governance groups
  • Facilitating and incubating ventures form ideation to build, depending on stage of venture
  • Staying abreast of Fintech developments as well as leveraging and connecting relevant fintech’s to the ventures
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Your career progression

At the end of your 18-month programme, you can progress on to a permanent role within SC Ventures across one of the three main pillars:

  1. Enabling Innovation
  2. Investment Fund
  3. Business Ventures
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What you’ll do over 18 months

  • International induction – these are classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business functions.
  • 12 month training rotation – you’ll rotate across the three pillars of SC Ventures; excellerator, investment fund and business ventures followed by a 3 months rotation with a project team.
  • 6 month business rotation – Your last rotation will be six months in your focus area of SC Ventures pillar. It’s your chance to find the team you fit into best and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Overview

We aspire to be the Private Bank of choice for generations of entrepreneurs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, helping clients to manage, protect and grow their wealth.

We’re investing $250 million in our Private Banking and Wealth Management business to improve the way we serve our clients, upgrading our core banking platform and adding senior Relationship Managers.  Our goal is to double our assets under management in the next five years.

As a global business, with a presence across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Private Banking and Wealth Management under the same leadership, we’re able to support our clients with best-in-class products and services.

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Your training

We help customers across our footprint with the management of their day-to-day finances and savings. You’ll learn about our product offerings, how we position them in the market, and the processes and strategies behind them. Your experiences will cover different segments, products and channels and our customer experience.

You’ll get involved in:

  • Monitoring the global markets for patterns and insights to produce market reports
  • Shape the development and way we present our wealth management products and services for clients
  • Develop client behaviour analytics and formulate new client engagement plans
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Your career progression

At the end of your 18-month programme, you’ll join a role in Wealth Management. These could be in areas such as:

  • Product Management
  • Investment Advisory
  • Business and Segment Management
  • Treasury
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What you’ll do over 18 months

  • International induction – these are classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business functions.
  • 12 month training rotation – you’ll spend twelve months in Wealth Management where you’ll learn how to engage with clients. You’ll broaden your experience with rotations into areas including Risk, Product/Segments, Distribution/Front Line, and lastly Digital.
  • 6 month business rotation – your last rotation will add to your knowledge of the product and client transaction lifecycle. It will also give you exposure to areas such as Funds, Wealth Propositions and Solutions, and Investment Strategy. It’s your chance to find the team you fit into best and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Applications are now open. Ready to apply?

If you’re looking for a career with purpose and want to work for a bank making a difference, we’d love to hear from you.