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A place where you can grow

Standard Chartered is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is one of the UK’s largest banks. We’re a FTSE100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1969.

In addition to the many Group functions based in the UK, London serves as the headquarters for the Europe & Americas business, focused on facilitating business across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It’s a hub for our Corporate and Institutional Banking business, and hosts a significant Private Banking Business for the region. And we’ve been the Main Club sponsor of Liverpool Football Club since July 2010.

Our programmes

Apprenticeship programme

A great alternative for those not wanting to go to university, giving you the opportunity to earn while–you learn. With a combination of on-the-job and classroom learning, you'll build the right skills and knowledge to kick-start your exciting new career with us. Join us to open a world of possibilities for yourself.  

Internship programme

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 . Our programme is designed as a pipeline into our graduate programme; if you do well, you could get a job offer at the end of the programme.

Graduate programmes

Are you looking for accelerated growth that will fully empower you to shape your potential? Our graduate programme could be just what you’re looking for. With roles in a variety of functions, you can find your fit with us.   

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.

Get to know our business

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

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

When you’re part of the Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking team at Standard Chartered Bank, you can be more innovative and influential.  You can take your career as far as you want it to go. This is a place where ambition meets impact.  You'll have opportunities to work on exciting projects, learn new skills and make a meaningful difference to the world. 

Our clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors headquartered, operating or investing in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.  While our corporate banking clients consist of large multinational and local corporates, 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. 

Roles are in:  

  • Financial Markets 
  • Digital Channels & Data Analytics (DCDA) 
  • Client Coverage 

Our team consists of 25,000 colleagues, spread across 35 countries.  And we're transforming - embracing agile and new ways of working together, which helps us to truly 'think client' and serve millions of our affluent and emerging affluent clients, across the world.

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. Our digital services are designed to provide our clients with unique and superior experiences. We offer career opportunities for relationship managers, customer service specialists,  product and segment management, sales and wealth planning.

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

Roles are in: 

  • Risk

SC Ventures is a unique ecosystem of innovators, banking experts and business builders that are leading the future of banking. The diversity of our team fuels a unique approach to innovation and venture building. We bring expertise and perspectives from the world’s most dynamic markets, to take concepts to new business models at scale.

We provide the platform and catalyst to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models.

Business Support Functions are the teams who support the Bank. We have opportunities for students in: 

  • Group Internal Audit (GIA) 

Meet our people

Charlotte's story

Charlotte Pryor joined Standard Chartered as an apprentice within the Financial Markets function. Since embarking on her journey with the Bank in August 2022, Charlotte has had the opportunity to work on meaningful projects designed to aid her professional development and had access to learning from senior leadership.

Abigail's story

Standard Chartered is committed to investing in the next generation of bankers, which is why we have carefully tailored our apprenticeship programme to support aspiring school leavers to develop their skills and prepare them for a future in the financial industry. Abigail Mulvihill joined the programme within the Client Coverage function in 2022.

Sophia's story

As an alumnus of our International Graduate Scheme, Sophia Liu returns to her roots at Standard Chartered and inspires the next generation of women in banking. After spending three years away from Standard Chartered, Sophia Liu noted a shift in the diversity of the Bank’s workforce after returning.

Next steps

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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. 


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

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Application zone

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.  

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. Click the links below to search for jobs or join our talent network.