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Early careers UK - student opportunities

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Our history spans more than 160 years in the UK, having opened our UK office in 1853. Our headquarters is at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, and both the Group CEO and Chairman are based here.

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.

Undergraduate Opportunities Internships

Starting June each year, our 10-week Global Internship Programme allows you to work directly on real world problems to hone your skills, create lasting relationships and learn about your strengths. The programme is intended to create a pipeline to our International Graduate Programme or Straight to Desk roles. 

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Financial Markets

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.

Client Coverage

Our Client Coverage team lead the management and development of our Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking Client (CCIB) relationships globally. Our team provides client coverage through global Industries group, financial and strategic investors group, banks and broker dealers, global subsidiaries, investors and insurance and commercial real estate. Clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors headquartered, operating or investing in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Digital Channels and Data & Analytics (DCDA)

We believe the future of our businesses is by being data-driven and digital first. The Digital Channels & Data Analytics (DCDA) organization vision is to be the leading digital banking platform powering global trade, commerce and financial services to companies across our network.

Graduate Opportunities International Graduate programme and Straight to Desk

On our International Graduate programme you'll spend more than 18 months on our immersive, collaborative and global learning experience, designed to provide technical, experiential and on-the-job training.

We also understand that a graduate programme isn’t for everyone, so we have opportunities to move straight into a full-time job too. 

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Straight to Desk - Financial Markets, Trading

Trading functions spanning across Foreign Exchange, Rates, Credit and Commodities are primarily responsible in generating revenue out of trading positions and market making for our inter-bank counterparties and responsible to price and offer extensive products to suit every client’s need. Alongside this our Algo Trading Quant team apply quantitative techniques to solve real world business problems, researching, developing and implementing new models that have direct impact to the business. 

Straight to Desk - Financial Markets, Sales

Financial Markets Sales delivers comprehensive financing, risk management and investment solutions to the Bank’s corporate, government, and institutional clients. The team works hand-in-hand with origination, structuring, trading and research to deliver best-in-class solutions for our clients across Foreign Exchange, Rates, Credit and Commodities. 

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Graduate - Digital Channels and Data & Analytics (DCDA)

We believe the future of our businesses is by being data-driven and digital first. The Digital Channels & Data Analytics (DCDA) organization vision is to be the leading digital banking platform powering global trade, commerce and financial services to companies across our network.

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.