Every day at Standard Chartered is different, but as a Graduate, our days are typically structured to ensure we get the full benefit of the programme. Welcome to a day in my life as a Graduate in the Corporate, Commercial and Institution Banking (CCIB) team at Standard Chartered, Shanghai.
In the final year of my Bachelor's degree, I interned at an investment firm and I loved how banking can empower clients in their operations. I felt a real sense of achievement from the process and was ready to take the next step in my career. I wanted to gain purposeful experience and work on global projects that make an impact, which motivated me to embark on my journey with Standard Chartered, Shanghai after graduating.
My role and responsibilities in the CCIB team
Standard Chartered’s Graduate Programme is a 12-18 month internship that gives graduates the opportunity to rotate within the Bank’s various departments. I joined the programme within the CCIB team and I am responsible for supporting Relationship Managers to conduct client research, prepare pitches and assist with credit analysis. My team supports clients throughout their business journey by offering tailored financial solutions and expert analysis of market cycles. Since starting the Graduate Programme, I have been able to make a real impact and develop my knowledge at an exponential rate through my contributions to real operations such as developing a Business Credit Deal with a brand new client and industry from scratch. Throughout the process of the deal, I had access to industry-leading mentors and credit analysts who helped me to understand Standard Chartered’s risk framework and supported me through my decisions.
A day in the life of Serena Yu