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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.


  • We welcome students graduating with a bachelor's degree, from all degree disciplines
  • Candidates must have the legal right to work on a permanent basis in Hong Kong
  • We're unable to sponsor work permits for this programme


We're seeking high-calibre graduates for the following business functions. Please indicate your preference when applying to us.

  • Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing
  • Chief Operating Office
  • Commercial Banking
  • Consumer, Private and Business Banking
  • Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Human Resources
  • Private Banking
  • Risk
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Wealth Management

How to apply

  • You can apply here
  • More information about the Bank Talent Programme can be found here.

Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme - Hong Kong

The Greater Bay Youth Employment Scheme (“the 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 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 and allow them to understand the latest developments of both Hong Kong and those cities and leverage the opportunities for career advancement in the GBA. 


  • We welcome students graduating with a bachelor's degree, from all degree disciplines from local/ overseas universities.
  • Candidates must have the permanent legal right to work in Hong Kong.
  • We’re unable to sponsor work permits for this programme.
  • The roles will be based in Guangzhou and/ or Shenzhen, except for the Software Engineer role, which will be based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou.


We’re seeking high-calibre graduates for the following roles in different business functions including:

  • Banking Officer
  • Software Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Communications Officer
  • Banking Operations Officer

How to apply

  • More information about the GBA YES can be found here.

Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS)

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.


  • Students who are in their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate study.
  • We welcome students graduating with a bachelor's degree, from all degree disciplines.
  • Strong interest and motivation to learn and explore Fintech.
  • Good written and spoken English.

How to apply

Applications are made to HKMA directly

What you'll do

  • Work on a wide range of fintech projects which may include distributed leger technologies, artificial intelligence, payment, regtech and cyber security.
  • Experience close collaboration with business stakeholders to bring new and innovative products to the market, responsible for analysis, design, development, and implementation of the products.
  • Support the eXellerator’s pipelines and activities.
  • Support the Bank’s fintech accelerator, facilitate application selection process, project coordination and networking activities.
  • Run awareness programme to promote fintech and innovative culture.
  • Conduct detailed, in-depth marketing research and data analysis.
  • Organise employee volunteering activities to encourage the Bank’s staff to participate in community events and contribute to society.

Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA)

The Private Wealth Management Association Apprenticeship is co-organised by HKMA and PWMA.  It 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 studying any discipline, not limited to finance or business, are encouraged to apply for the Programme.
  • Any full-time students in their second to third year of study, at any universities funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) are welcome to apply.

How to apply

Students need to make two applications:

    1. Students will be invited to apply to the Programme through an online platform managed by HKMA, which will share the applications with participating firms that the students have expressed an interest in working for.
    2. Applicants interested in working at Standard Chartered Bank will need to go through the Bank’s standard online assessments as part of the selection process.

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.