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Where ambition meets impact

Financial Markets is part of our Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking (CCIB) team. We support our clients in managing trading risk, raising capital and diversifying investments. It’s a business about relationships and working closely with clients across our global network. Our clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors operating or investing in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Americas. We offer our clients a comprehensive range of products which means there’s lots for you to learn and get involved in.  

What you’ll experience

On our 2 year programme you’ll start your career journey by being immersed in the exciting and fast-paced trading floor environment. You’ll be working alongside professionals to gain experience of trading and client management while you study. 

You will work towards your Level 4 qualification, the Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, where you will gain three Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) exams in Securities & Investments, UK Financial Regulations and Derivatives.  

We understand that success comes from having a supportive and encouraging team around you, so each apprentice is allocated with a Learning and Skills Coach throughout the academic element of their apprenticeship plus mentors, peers and stakeholders from the trading floor.  

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What’s CCIB?

When you’re part of the Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking team at Standard Chartered Bank, it gives you the opportunity to be more. You get to be  more innovative, empowered and impactful and take your career as far as you want it to go. This is a place where ambition meets impact which means you will have plenty of opportunities to work on challenging projects, learn new skills and make a meaningful difference to the world.

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What you need to apply?

We’re looking for potential, a desire to learn and self-motivation. Our apprenticeships are an excellent way to start your career in banking.

We’re looking for people who are

  • Hard working, resilient, with a drive to learn
  • Able to build strong relationships and with good communication skills
  • Reliable and able to work under pressure
  • Have a curious and proactive approach with an open mindset
  • Logical and an interest in understanding and analysing data.
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The Government’s Apprenticeship funding requires candidates to have lived in the UK/EEA for the last 3 consecutive years. If you’re enrolled at university or have gained a degree or higher qualification, you’re not eligible for our Apprenticeship Programmes, however we encourage you to apply for our Internship or Graduate opportunities.

Application open and closing dates

Applications for the Financial Markets Apprenticeship Programme are open throughout February 2024.

Meet our people

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Day in the life of our Financial Markets team

When you join our apprenticeship programme, you’ll be part of the team who support our clients in managing trading risk, raising capital and diversifying investments.

Next steps

  • our Culture and Values

    Our culture and values

    Find out more about the purpose that underpins everything we do at Standard Chartered, and the behaviours and culture that drive this purpose forward. 

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    Find answers to frequently asked questions about our programmes, entry requirement, application process, eligibility and general queries. 

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    Ready to apply? Find out what happens next in our application zone, including hints and tips to make sure you’re fully prepared for interviews and assessment centres.