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We’re a talented and committed workforce, representing 131 nationalities across more than 59 markets in our footprint regions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and beyond.

We’ve been in business for more than 160 years, so we know the value of nurturing your strengths over the long term. And we foster a diverse and inclusive environment that’s free from bias, where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution.

Our business is structured into client and customer segments and business support functions.

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Our client and customer teams

We support companies across the world, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large corporates and institutions, both digitally and in person. Our teams include – Client Coverage, Transaction Banking, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance and Digital Channels & Data Analytics (DCDA).

Our services include transaction banking, corporate finance, financial markets and borrowing, across 50 markets.  We provide solutions to more than 5,000 clients in some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and most active trade corridors.

Our clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors operating or investing in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our strong and deep local presence across these markets enables us to connect our clients multilaterally to investors, suppliers, buyers and sellers and enable them to move capital, manage risk, invest to create wealth, and to help co-create bespoke financing solutions.

We collaborate with other segments, introducing Commercial Banking services to our clients’ ecosystem partners – their networks of buyers, suppliers, customers and service providers – and offering our clients’ employees banking services through Retail Banking.

Finally, we’re committed to sustainable finance, delivering on our ambitions to increase support and funding for financial products and services that have a positive impact on our communities and the environment and support sustainable economic growth.

We typically have roles in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Global Banking, Transaction Banking and Commercial Banking. 

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We aspire to be the Private Bank of choice for generations of entrepreneurs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, helping them to manage, protect and grow their wealth. We’re investing $250 million in our Private Banking and Wealth Management business to improve the way we serve our clients, upgrading our core banking platform and adding senior Relationship Managers. Our goal is to double our assets under management in the next five years.

As a global business, with a presence across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Private Banking and Wealth Management under the same leadership, we’re able to support our clients with best-in-class products and services.

Careers within Private Banking and Wealth Management cover various roles including Relationship Managers, Investment Advisors, Investment Specialists, Wealth Planner Trust and Fiduciary Specialist, Credit Specialist and Product Specialists amongst others.  The strong investments being made, together with a talented and driven workforce means we offer a variety of opportunities for a diverse workforce.

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Our Retail Banking business serves more than nine million people and small business clients across more than 30 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our customers benefit from easy, convenient banking through more than 1,000 branches, 5,000 ATMS and market-leading online and mobile channels. We offer internet banking in 27 markets and mobile banking in 25 markets through our mobile banking app, Standard Chartered Mobile.

We’re well positioned in affluent and emerging affluent markets, so we need enthusiastic and resourceful talent who are eager to help clients achieve their dreams and ambitions. Our brand, our priority offering, our cross-border capabilities and our unbiased open architecture wealth platforms have really made an impact with our clients and we are rated best international bank by our priority customers in seven of our eight key markets.

We’re working hard to continue to grow our brand and so we constantly enhance our products and services to make banking simpler, and more convenient and secure. The latest examples include our voice recognition platforms and new payment options on mobile and tablet devices for customers who want to be able to bank anytime, anywhere.

Our Retail banking business is incredibly diverse, from working in our retail branches, to roles in ITO, where we continue to build a digital bank with a human touch.

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Our business support function teams

Our Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing function manages the Group’s communications and engagement with stakeholders to protect our reputation and promote our brand and services.

Our team are behind our advertising campaign – "Good enough will never change the world" which tells the world who we are and what we stand for, both in our business as a Bank, and in our community work.

To find out more about the campaign, you can also read our press release.

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Our team enable sustainable business by delivering the right outcomes for our clients and markets, by driving the highest standards in conduct, compliance and fighting financial crime.

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Global Business Services is at the heart of the professional services, core systems and processes at the bank including client care, finance services, risk, technology services, cybersecurity, cyber forensics, regulatory compliance and banking operations. Simply put, we couldn’t function without these talented teams where colleagues act as trusted advisors and manage complex, large scale, cross-border activities to ensure that our business runs as efficiently as possible.

Our service centres are in India, Malaysia, China and Poland.

They use the latest technologies and practices in data analytics, robotics and software development. Our client-focused delivery culture has attracted top talent from around the world to come work with us. We offer a wealth of opportunities for a diverse workforce in our pursuit of building a lean, agile and digital bank with a human touch.

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5,600 people are part of our Group CFO team. We have seven teams: Finance, Treasury, Strategy, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Supply Chain, and Property. The leaders of these functions report directly to our Group Chief Financial Officer.

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We're independent function that helps the Board and executive management protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of the Group.

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Our Human Resources function maximises the value of our investment in people through recruitment, development and employee engagement.

We pride ourselves on building and retaining a high-performing and diverse workforce, and we work hard to support our employees, their families and the communities in which we operate.

We have a progressive People Strategy where we’re investing not only in technology and innovation but also in our employees, their careers and personal development. Our goal is to create an environment where we can all bring the best of ourselves to work – one that recognises our uniqueness as individuals.

We’ve changed the way we work, adopted more flexible arrangements and modern office spaces, and make sure our reward and recognition is given not just for what we do, but how we do it and is always guided by our valued behaviours. As a member of the Human Resources team, you’ll work to partner, advise and support our employees and be part of positive change across our organisation.

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Our Legal team enable sustainable business and protect the Group from legal-related risk. Together they work hard to protect the Bank, and ensure we run our business responsibly in line with our valued behaviour of doing the right thing.

We’re committed to be a leader in fighting financial crime, and work with local correspondent banks to safeguard their access to the financial system and help raise industry standards. We’ve taken the lead on establishing new collaborative models to tackle financial crime, by breaking down the silos between financial institutions, regulators and law enforcement.

Our Legal function is organised into client business, product, and regional legal teams, alongside legal practice groups in dispute resolution, government investigations, employment law, and corporate and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) law.

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We work hard to become simpler, faster and better in the way we serve our clients and as a place to work for our people. Every aspect of what we do is intended to improve the way we work, whether that is by continuously challenging ourselves to improve and innovate, by reengineering our processes to become more efficient and productive, or by bringing together different parts of the Bank to deliver a safe and seamless experience for our clients.

We’re making positive progress at a granular level, as well as having a broader impact with the changes we make.  If you can challenge us to make processes even more simple and effective, while looking at new innovations to ensure we are at the cutting edge of business facilitation, this could be the right fit for you.

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Our Risk function are responsible for the sustainability of our business through good management of risk and ensuring that business is conducted in line with regulatory expectations.

Every one of us, is a risk manager.  Together, we all take responsibility for the risks in our area of work. This is the Bank’s first line of defence. The second is our Risk and function. We believe that a healthy risk culture is one where we identify current and future risks effectively, discuss them openly and take prompt actions.

Working with teams across the Bank, our Risk team takes a constructive approach to providing oversight and challenge, and makes clear decisions in a timely manner. We’re nurturing a diverse and inclusive working environment where colleagues are accountable, open to challenge and feel safe using their judgment to make considered decisions. You can be part of our map to future success, breaking down silos and building out our diversity to drive better insights and decision making.

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We're rewiring the DNA in banking. SC Ventures provides the platform & catalyst for us to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models. 

Innovation ecosystems - we have 6 eXellerator labs across our markets - Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Kenya, Shanghai and one scouting location in San Francisco. We facilitate business units and clients adoption of innovation and fintech solutions using human centred design, lean and agile methodologies.

Intrapreneur programme - an innovative platform that provides our people with the resources and tools to bring ideas to life. 

SC Ventures Fintech Bridge - connects start-ups, investors and ecosystem partners to our Bank and our corporate clients.  Learn more about Fintech Bridge >

Visit our SC Ventures website to learn more about what they do.  Learn more >

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Our Technology & Innovation team are responsible for the Group’s systems development and technology infrastructure.

We’re digitising our banking services, making it easier than ever for our customers to bank. This means we’re making it possible to complete transactions at the touch of a button, developing new banking solutions within weeks, rather than months, and using feedback and testing to improve our digital products and services continuously.

Our innovation lab, the eXellerator, aims to enable and accelerate innovation by providing a safe space for different parts of the Bank, and external partners, to collaborate, explore and test solutions to solve real business problems of today, as well as the challenges of tomorrow.

Our team is reshaping the way we do business and we're at the forefront of a drive to bring banking into the 21st century, offering more beneficial and innovative technologies for our clients, customers and colleagues.

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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.