Standard Chartered Bank 2019 Internship International Graduate Programme for young Africans

Standard Chartered Bank 2019 Internship International Graduate Programme for young Africans

Deadline: Ongoing

You’ll grow your career on an extraordinarily international stage. Wherever you’re based, you’ll work with colleagues from around the world – either virtually or in your own teams. You’ll have access to senior leaders globally.

You’ll also learn that we’re pioneers with a firm commitment to emerging markets. It’s a different take for an international bank, one which builds a link between communities, local businesses and our own. That gives our work – and your career – more meaning.

Your training

The programme gives you exposure to smaller businesses and multinationals alike, offering ideas for cash flow improvement and capital optimisation. We will build your skills and knowledge through rotations, to add value and contribute to meeting the needs of our clients. The projects you work on will require your analytical skills, an ability to work independently and an instinct for trends and innovations. You will learn from the best, evolve professionally as well as personally, and build a firm foundation upon which to specialise later. Here are some experiences you could look forward to:

  • Assist in developing sales strategy for clients and pitches for new products
  • Learn about segments, industries and how client working capital cycles impact business
  • Analyse research trends and current market conditions to contribute to launching new products to market

Your career progression

  • At the end of your 18-month programme, you’ll join a role within Transaction Banking.

These could be in areas such as:

  • Cash Management
  • Securities Services
  • Trade Services

How long the programme lasts

  • The International Graduate Programme is ~18 months long, including 4 weeks of induction, 11 months of training rotations and 6 months of business rotations.
  • Internships are 10 weeks long.


  • For our Graduate roles, you must have an undergraduate degree and be eligible to work permanently in the country that you are applying to. If you’re applying for a role in the UAE, we may consider applications from nationals of Middle East and North African countries.
  • For our Internships , you must be in your second to last year of study to apply. We will accept applications from final year students who are required to complete mandatory National or Military Service after graduation. To apply for an Internship position, you must have the legal right to work in the country for which you’re applying for the full duration of the internship (student visas or holiday work passes are allowed, provided they are valid for the duration of the internship). We are unable to apply for work permits for any Internship.
  • As English is the business language of Standard Chartered across the world, you need to be able to speak business-level English. Being able to speak more than one language would be an advantage.

(1 Short application form

When you complete the online form, you can include:

  • References
  • Educational experience
  • Work or volunteering experience and dates
  • A personal statement:
  1. What you’ll bring to the role
  2. Why SCB is your preferred choice. What makes us different?
  3. Skills and experiences from your studies that you’ll bring to your role with Standard Chartered
  4. Specifics of your work, volunteering or community experience that you’ll bring to your role with Standard Chartered 1.

(2 Online strengths assessment

This is a personality test that helps both you and us assess whether you’re a good fit for the role. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, just be yourself and answer truthfully.

(3 Numerical and abstract reasoning tests
The aptitude tests help us match your ability to the right role. The tests will get progressively more challenging based on your answers and should only take 12-15 minutes.


(4 Video interview
The first time we meet you will be via an online video interview. We’ll talk about your application and your strengths.

(5. Face-to-face interview
The first time we meet in person will be with the graduate team at your local Standard Chartered offices.

(6. Face-to-face business interview

When you’re through to the final stage, you’ll interview with the people you’ll be working with. They’ll already be working in the stream you applied for.

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