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Diversity and inclusion

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Embracing and celebrating our diversity

Building an inclusive culture is vital to our future. We value and celebrate the diversity of our teams across all our locations and business functions so that everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

When we say we promote diversity and an inclusive culture, we mean it. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are pivotal to deliver our diversity and inclusions strategy. 

They include: 

  • SC Pride: LGBT+ Allies
  • Gender Equality
  • Generations
  • People with disabilities and carers
  • Origins, nationalities and ethnicities
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Providing equal opportunities for all

We promote equality in the workplace for all employees and applicants irrespective of their particular characteristics, including but not limited to: Race; colour; nationality; national or ethnic origins; gender; parental status; marital or civil partner status; sexual orientation; gender identity, expression or reassignment; HIV or AIDS status; employment status; flexibility of working arrangements; disability; age; religion; or belief.

It's the Bank’s policy to comply with all country, state and local laws that protect the rights of individuals from discrimination and govern employment practices across all the regions in which we operate.

We want all applicants to feel able to perform at their best throughout the hiring process and we’ll support you with any reasonable adjustments you need.

Employee stories Meet our team

Read from our employees in their own words about their personal career journeys, our culture, development opportunities and how we support the communities where we operate. 

Swimming against the tide

I grew up in a remote village in India, where knowledge of the polio vaccination was limited. I was affected by polio at seven months old: a massive attack that left me paralysed below the shoulders.

How can we be disability inclusive?

As a Deaf person, I know and have experienced the common misconceptions about Deaf people. The problem is that most people have never worked with a Deaf colleague, and so their misconceptions are perpetuated.

Wasim and family

My family and me: Wasim’s story

After his wife’s devastating cancer diagnosis, Wasim’s life was turned upside down, but flexible working ensured he could continue to support his family in the right way

Iris Zhang

Volunteering in the community

One of the reasons why I’ve stayed with the bank for ten years is that I’m a huge believer of giving back to society and our bank offers a great platform for this

Discover more

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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. 

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Our business areas

Learn about the different teams across the Bank, discover what they do, and find out about the different routes to entry for students and graduates to find your fit. 

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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.