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Why Us?

Standard Chartered

As a graduate, you can experience the whole world from here

For us, it isn’t simply about the money. We’re commercial, of course, and very good at what we do. At the same time, we’re the kind of business that sends graduates to rebuild homes in Nepal.

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.

Why we’re here

We help communities by helping businesses grow. All of those are in emerging markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Our culture is different too, as diversity, inclusion and respect for each other are critical to our success. It will also help us be the best place to work and the best place to bank, and contribute to creating prosperous communities.

We’re building a more gender-balanced workforce and plan to have women in 30% of our top four senior roles by 2020. It unlocks innovation and helps make better decisions. So it’s good for you, and good for our business.


How far we reach

We’ve pioneered emerging markets for decades. No other international bank has the level of local presence we do, which makes us unique. We constantly invest in the world’s most exciting growth markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and believe in bringing out potential wherever we see it.


Genuinely Global

We are made up of people from 125 countries around the world. Those are the colleagues and leaders you’ll be learning from. Our level of local presence is unique – no other international bank has anything like it. 

Our International Graduates come from over 25 countries 


Our Induction

At the beginning of the programme, we host our 4 week International Induction Programme in Shanghai to connect our global network of International Graduates with their peers from the 30+ countries we recruit for.

This event comprises of classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business stream. We celebrate at the end of the 4 weeks with our legendary Gala Dinner.


International Alumni WORKshops

Annually our graduates from previous years come together for our Alumni WORKshop. It is a week of learning, creative thinking and personal development.


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