Apply For Standard Chartered Graduate Program 2019



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.

Programme structure

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.

Global Structure – All Streams

What will my International Graduate
Programme look like?

  • 1 MONTH


  • 11 MONTHS


  • 6 MONTHS


Rotation Structure by Stream

Transaction Banking
Retail Banking
Wealth Management
Commercial Banking
Corporate Finance
Financial Markets
Global Banking
Risk and Compliance (R&C)
Information Technology and Operations (ITO)
Group Chief Financial Officer Function (GCFO)

What can I expect during my year as an IG in
Transaction Banking?

    1 Month
    This comprises of classroom sessions, case studies, and tailored technical training split by business stream.
    11 Months

    Your will spend three months in your focus area and go on to broaden your experience with further two months rotations in Global Banking, Corporate Finance*, Financial Markets and Risk.

    *This will depend on whether your location has a Corporate Finance offering.

    6 Months
    Your last rotation will be six months in your focus area in Transaction Banking. It’s your chance to find the team you fit into best, and begin your Standard Chartered career.

Application Process

What the application process involves

There are a few steps to the application process.
Below should help you understand what you’ll need to prepare for each stage:

  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:
      • What you’ll bring to the role
      • Why SCB is your preferred choice. What makes us different?
      • Skills and experiences from your studies that you’ll bring to your role with Standard Chartered
      • Specifics of your work, volunteering or community experience that you’ll bring to your role with Standard Chartered
  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.

Application Resources

Practice cases

Interview tips

Because we believe in diversity, we won’t ask everyone the same question. Instead, we’ll get to know you to understand if you’re the right fit for us and we’re the right fit for you.

Things you’ll need to prepare for your interview:

  • Remind yourself of what’s in your application, we’ll start with questions about your experience
    Always be yourself – we want get to know who you are
  • Tell us exactly why you want to work with us
    Be confident. Tell us your passions, what you hope to achieve from the role and what you’ll do afterwards
  • Demonstrate what you (and only you) will bring to the role
    This is your opportunity to stand out. Tell us a story or an experience that challenged you and how you overcame that challenge. This doesn’t have to be finance related.
  • Questions you’d like to ask us
    Ask us anything. We love hearing your questions about the role and the company.

Reading material

To prepare for your application and interview, get to know what the Standard Chartered Graduate scheme stands for and where you can apply your skills:


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