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The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates back to 1859. It's currently one of the Hong Kong SAR’s three note-issuing banks. Standard Chartered incorporated, its Hong Kong business on 1 July 2004 which now operates as a licensed bank in Hong Kong under the name of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC.



Are you ready to experience the world of Banking? Are you looking for an immersive Internship experience, that will give you first-hand experience of what it's like to work in a global organisation?

Our Summer Internship Programme allows you to work directly on real-world problems, build your business skills, support and drive innovation, and create lasting relationships and connections. Our programme is designed as a pipeline into our Graduate Programme and / or Straight-to-Desk roles; if you do well, you could get a job offer at the end of the programme.

Graduate Programme

Do you want to change the way people think about Banking, and be at the heart of that change? Do you want to join an organisation committed to their values and purpose? Are you looking for accelerated growth through that will fully empower you to shape your potential? Our Graduate Programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Over a year you’ll experience an immersive and collaborative learning experience. One that will equip you with a deep understanding of our organisation, business strategy and our future.

Straight to Desk

Do you like to learn by getting involved? Are you interested in starting your career in a specialist area? Are you looking for a job that will enable you to learn from colleagues, take on lots of responsibility and work on interesting projects and assignments?

If so, our graduate straight-to-desk roles may be perfect for you. They provide a great way to specialise early, start an interesting, varied and rewarding career, not forgetting contributing to real business value, while growing your career at the same time.

Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking (CCIB)

For more than 160 years, we've been providing world-class financing, investment, treasury and strategic advisory services to our clients.

Roles are in: 

  • Client Coverage
  • Client Coverage Global Industries
  • Financial Markets

Consumer, Private and Business Banking (CPBB)

Our clients include individuals and small businesses, and we support them with a range of traditional banking services, including investment, credit and wealth planning solutions.

Roles are in: 

  • Retail Banking
  • Wealth Management

Risk & Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance (RCFCC)

Leading proactive risk management across the bank and helping achieve the highest standards in conduct and compliance.

Roles are in:

  • Risk

Employer Award of the Year - Hong Kong

For the bank’s plethora of upskilling initiatives and commitment to developing talent across the bank, both incumbent and new, Standard Chartered Hong Kong has been named Employer Award of the Year in Hong Kong by the Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2022.




"We strive to deliver comprehensive learning programmes and leading-edge initiatives to enable our colleagues to become future-ready and meet their career aspirations."

Florence Wong

Head, HR, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan & Co-Head HR GBA

Local programmes

Banking Talent Programme

The programme is a joint initiative between the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong (Limited) to nurture young talents for the industry and provide participants with an opportunity to better prepare for future careers in the banking sector. The programme targets fresh graduates from universities (local / overseas) who will be offered six-month full-time opportunity and industry-specific training. 

Greater Bay Youth Employment Scheme

Launched by the HK Government, to encourage and support young people to work and pursue their careers in the Mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao in the Greater Bay Area. As a key player in GBA, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited is participating in the scheme and will offer an 18-month full-time opportunity to recent graduates which will allow them to understand the latest developments of both Hong Kong and those cities and leverage the opportunities for career advancement in the GBA. 

Fintech Career Accelerator

The Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme ("FCAS") is a talent development scheme launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in 2016 to expand the fintech talent pool in Hong Kong. This is a full-time, semester-based internship, where interns will work on fintech projects for one year. Applications are direct to HKMA.

Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA)

The Apprenticeship is co-organised by HKMA and PWMA and provides university students with “front-to-back” experience in the private wealth management business for sixteen weeks. Students will work across a range of functions in our Private Banking business.  They’ll learn and build knowledge of our products, client service, risk management, compliance and internal control. The programme will provide you with market-leading work experience to start your career private wealth management. 

Students need to make two applications, one to HKMA, who will share the applications with participating firms that the students have expressed an interest in working for.  Students interested in Standard Chartered, will need to follow our standard online assessment process. 

Our people


Priscilla's story

Standard Chartered, Hong Kong’s Priscilla To explains how returning to her home country gave her the opportunity to work with influential clients, contribute to high-profile global projects and build an international career.


Andy's story

My first year as the lead for Tech Support Services at Standard Chartered Hong Kong, has been a whirlwind of experiences with emerging FinTech. Since joining the Bank I have been an agent of positive change by utilising cutting-edge and emerging technologies. 


Lemon's story

I joined Standard Chartered’s Graduate programme in 2021 within the Wealth Management team. After graduating, I knew that I wanted to lay the foundations of my future career in an organisation that provided an industry-leading learning experience.


Sim's story

Sim Suen joined Standard Chartered Hong Kong’s compliance team in 2012 after establishing her career in Hong Kong’s abundant international market. In 2019 Sim took on an exciting opportunity to lead the implementation of the regulatory framework and processes at Mox Bank. 

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.