The Standard Bank Graduate Program allows you to develop skills, gain experience, and enjoy the freedom you need to create a brighter future not only for yourself but also for Africa.
See how you can apply for the opportunity below.
About Standard Bank
Standard Bank Group is Africa’s largest bank, with a 160-year track record of operational efficiency and value. They are committed to using expertise, insights, and a deep understanding of Africa’s markets and people to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth across the continent. They are also pursuing their 2025 ambition of modernizing their business to suit the shifting demands of customers.
Standard Bank Graduate Program
From shadowing senior colleagues to working on projects that make a difference in the world, the graduate programs will provide you with the skills, experience, and freedom you need to build a better future not only for yourself but also for Africa.
- Business and Commercial
They fulfill the needs of small to medium-sized organizations (SMEs) and commercial banking clients with comprehensive banking solutions.
- Client Solutions
To assist them in transitioning from traditional financial services to a platform-led ecosystem by implementing new, open architectural solutions across the organization.
- Consumer and High Net Worth
For individuals and families, they provide banking and wealth management solutions, including insurance, investments, and advisory services.
- Corporate and Investment Banking
They harness Africa’s potential through proactive client partnerships that provide large multinational and institutional clients with appropriate solutions.
Engineering is driving the transformation to a digital platform-led organization, which they are doing in collaboration with some of the world’s largest information technology businesses.
- Specialist Functions
Specialist Functions are the core of the company. Specialist teams establish good practice standards at the group level while also working across business lines and countries to provide expertise, guidance, and professional services purposely designed to empower every aspect of the business.
Current Graduate Programs
- Technology Graduate Program (Business and Commercial)
- CIB Risk Graduate, Trainee (Corporate and Investment Banking)
- Offshore Banking Graduate Program (Client Solutions)
- Offshore Wealth Management Graduate Program (Client Solutions)
- CIB Finance Graduate, Trainee (Corporate and Investment Banking)
- CIB Technology Graduate Program (Corporate and Investment Banking)
- Investment Banking Graduate, Trainee (Corporate and Investment Banking)
- Accountant, CA Training Program (Group Functions)
How to Apply for Standard Bank Graduate Programs
- Visit the Careers Portal
- Go to the Apply tab, then select My Profile.
- If you are a first-time visitor, select “Tell Me More” to create your SmartRecruiters profile.
- Complete the profile information or upload your LinkedIn or Indeed profile to create a SmartRecruiters profile.
- Once your profile is complete and you have uploaded your supporting documents, you can apply for your preferred Early Careers Program.
- Interviews: Successful applicants will be invited for screening.
- Assessment: If you pass the interview, you will take part in an assessment.
Other Standard Bank Programs
Standard Bank Career
Standard Bank is dedicated to creating sustainable, inclusive growth across Africa. The kind of development that will have a beneficial and long-term impact on all of our lives and place customers’ dreams at the center of all they do.
Join them today for continual individualized development, career opportunities, and a variety of benefits geared to helping you be your best self both inside and outside of the workplace.
Standard Bank Chairman’s Scholarship
The program, which was established in 2013, intends to provide educational enrichment as well as worldwide exposure to the next generation of African talent. Through the scholarship, the Standard Bank Group hopes to establish a network of African leaders who will impact and champion Africa’s growth and sustainability, as well as exert global influence through visionary leadership.
Standard Bank Bursary Fund
The Standard Bank Group Bursary provides financial assistance to help you study, obtain an undergraduate or postgraduate certificate, and realize your goals, whatever they may be.
Standard Bank Internship Program
The Standard Bank Internship Program invests in motivated young people who will help Africa have a better future. You can apply if you want to improve your education, gain valuable work experience, and discover new methods to make your ambitions a reality with a specialty certificate.
After completing your internship, you will have highly sought-after skills and qualifications. As a result, you’ll be able to claim your professional potential and apply for the role of your dreams.
Standard Bank Learnership Program
With a Standard Bank Group Learnership, you can develop, advance, and take control of your future. Earning as you learn will help you build your skills and achieve your goals, and it will drive you to work more.
You’ll obtain a real-world understanding of Standard Bank Group while being mentored and supported to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself through a work-based approach to learning.
The program combines theory and practice and includes organized work experience and structured study with a certified training provider, all leading to a SAQA-recognized degree.