Internship Alert: Standard Chartered Bank Internship Programme 2018

As one of the world’s most international banks, one of the key differentiators of the Standard Chartered Bank International Graduate Programme is the opportunities offered across SCBs footprint of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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 the 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 the 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.



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


What will my International Graduate Programme look like?











Application Process

  1. Short application form

When you complete the online form, you can include:


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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Practice Tests

  1. Video interview

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

  1. Face-to-face interview

The first time we meet in person will be with the graduate team at your local Standard Chartered offices.

  1. 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.




Visit the Official Website of the Standard Chartered Bank 2019 Internship International Graduate Programme for more information.


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