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We’ve been operating in India for more than 160 years and are proud to be one of the oldest foreign banks. Across all our business functions and client segments, we have teams in India with extensive expertise. Together, we have the ambition and opportunity to create a better future for our customers, communities, and each other. As a member of our team, you’ll be able to unlock your potential and build a career that has a meaningful purpose.

A world of innovation

A place where you can grow

At Standard Chartered, we’re here for good – and that means doing the right thing for our colleagues as well as for our clients and communities. Wherever your talents lie, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect role at Standard Chartered. We’ll make sure you enjoy the learning, development and support you need to thrive. We succeed when our colleagues succeed, and the safety and wellbeing of our people always come first.  We value and celebrate the diversity of our teams, so that everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential. It enables our teams to unlock innovation, make better decisions, deliver our business strategy, live our valued behaviours, and embody our brand promise, here for good.  

Employee Resource Groups

We have six Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our colleagues.

  • Gender

    This group supports women grow and develop both personally and professionally, providing access to mentoring and coaching, networking opportunities and sharing ideas.

  • Wellbeing

    The goal of this group is to bring out the best in all our colleagues by establishing and maintaining a work environment that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyle choices.

  • SC Pride

    This Employee Resource Group was created to be a warm and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies to connect through advocacy, facilities and policies.

  • Generations

    Designed to leverage the uniqueness of each generation, this group helps to create a truly inclusive workplace for Standard Chartered employees, clients and communities.

  • Persons with Disability

    This group is focused on helping create equal opportunities across the Bank, supporting colleagues with disabilities and ensuring our talent attraction.

  • Nationality and Ethnicity

    This Employee Resource Group was set up to create cultural awareness of different nationalities, ethnicities and religions.

Additional ways we support and care for our colleagues

To support an inclusive workplace for our colleagues we provide medical and relocation benefits for same-sex partners, run unconscious bias training sessions to support our inclusive culture and hold regular thought leadership speaker events.  

For our clients we provide joint savings accounts for LGBTQ+ couples and provide a sign language helpline for our customers who are hearing or speech impaired.

To promote inclusivity in our communities, we work closely with our supply chain partners and have a range of LGBTQ+ empaneled vendors. 

And we’re a menopause confident workplace. We recognise that the menopause transition affects women and the larger ecosystem around them, which is why we support our colleagues to understand the signs of perimenopause and menopause, to ensure the we can provide the right help and support.

  • Female and male colleagues working together

    Did you know?

    More than 65% of our workforce are Millennials and Gen Z.

    Our Millennial Council aims to bridge generational gaps between colleagues and create respect and understanding across the organisation by leveraging insights from our millennial and Gen Z colleagues.

    • Cost saving payment

      Rewards and benefits

      In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits that support your mental, physical, financial, and social wellbeing. Benefits include: 

      • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life assurance
      • Time-off including annual, parental, sabbatical, and volunteering leave 
      • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical and digital virtual learning experiences 
      • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform and development courses for resilience and other human skills 
      • Support for wellbeing challenges, including our global Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), sick leave provision, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
      • Onsite day care centres in Mumbai, Gurgaon and Chennai that can accommodate 90 children aged between six months to six years

      The Standard Chartered day care facility has been a huge support for me and my wife. My son has learnt to socialise early on in his life and understands the meaning of sharing. The mentors at the centre also prepare children well for facing school.

      Shailesh Tailor


      Futuremakers is Standard Chartered’s global community initiative to tackle inequality and promote social inclusion across our markets. Futuremakers enables economic inclusion for young people through education, employability, and entrepreneurship programmes.

      Seeing is Believing

      Seeing is Believing (SiB) is Standard Chartered’s global initiative to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The overall mission of SiB is to create sustainable eye-care services in lower-middle income countries, including India. Under our Futuremakers theme, the Bank in India has set up career academies with multiple partners to help youth get trained and employed in the Eye Health and BFSI sector. So far, over 92,000 youth and eye care professionals have been trained to secure gainful employment across these academies and over 4,700 youth have been placed in the Financial services Industry.


      Launched in 2011, WASHE (Water Sanitation Hygiene Education) is the Bank’s flagship community investment programme in India which provides access to water, sanitation facilities and education to adolescent girls in municipal schools, and disadvantaged communities at large. ‘Futuremakers’ is Standard Chartered’s new global community initiative to tackle inequality and promote social inclusion across our markets. We promote economic inclusion for youth, particularly for young women and girls in our communities. Our project with Aga Khan Institute in coastal Gujarat state looks at addressing the issue of salinity and effects of climate change. 

      Press releases

      • Standard Chartered Bank completes 20 years of ‘Seeing is Believing’ programme

      • Standard Chartered Bank, Armed Forces, NSG and Bhumi plant 1
        million native trees under Project ‘Treedom’

      • Standard Chartered & Seva Foundation launch new initiative – Envision to create critical access to eye care for 4 million people in India

      We’re proud to be recognised for a range of prestigious awards including…

      Awards and recognition

      • Great Place to Work Certification
        • India’s Best Workplaces in BFSI 2024 – Top 50
        • India’s Best Workplaces for Women 2023 (Large): Top
      • Best Trade Finance Bank in India
      • Best International Private Bank
      • Best Technology Bank
        “Great Place to Work” certification
      • Gold award at the Stonewall-Pride Circle India Workplace Equality Index for LGBT+ inclusion, two years in a row.