Job Opportunities for Uganda Martyrs University
Consumer Bank International Graduate
For over 150 years, Standard Chartered has been operating in the world’s most dynamic markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering consumer, corporate and institutional banking services to over 13 million customers and clients.
With 1,700 offices in 71 markets and 85,000 staff representing 129 nationalities, we have combined global capability with deep local knowledge to outperform our competitors.
Our Consumer Bank serves the borrowing, wealth management and everyday banking needs of 13 million retail customers around the world, including small and medium-sized businesses. With a global footprint of 1,700 branches and 5,600 ATMS in 70 countries, our customers’ banking needs are met through a variety of channels including the Internet, ATMs, branch operations, contact centres and a network of highly skilled relationship managers.
It’s a competitive landscape and we make sure we never stand still. We’re constantly innovating to redefine our customers’ experience and lead the way with advancements such as our mobile banking solution Breeze and our Next Generation retail branches.
The Consumer Bank International Graduate Programme is an 18-month broad-based programme designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to quickly move into a leadership position. Whether it’s leading a team, running a budget or delivering transformational change for our customers, we expect you to lead as soon as you graduate.
To prepare you for a demanding role as a leader we’ll teach you everything you need to know about retail banking – from how to identify and mitigate risk to product innovation, to aligning the operations of the business behind our strategic intent. By teaming you up with our best senior leaders, you’ll build the breadth of skills necessary to run the business, shape our agenda and lead diverse teams in some of the world’s most dynamic markets.
If you’re a natural leader driven to succeed and comfortable being a little out of your depth, visit our website for more information about the programme and the opportunity to apply.
Qualities for success
There are many qualities that will contribute to your success. Importantly you need to be a natural leader who can inspire others. You see the big picture, and can dive into the detail if needed. You’re prepared to work hard, comfortable being a little out of your depth. You’re internationally minded and embrace differences. And you’re willing to be part of the changing face of the Bank, sharing our commitment to making a difference for our customers.
• A Master’s degree, any discipline
• The legal right to work in the country for which you are applying
• Fluency in English; a second language is considered beneficial.
1. Online application
The first step is to complete an online application, where you’ll need to tell us your:
2. Online ability tests
You’ll then be asked to complete a series of online assessments. You need to pass each one to progress to the next stage.
Numerical Reasoning Test
This test measures numerical reasoning skills in a business context, such as tables and charts typically found in reports and the financial press.
This assessment is designed to assess your behavioural preferences and help us understand your potential to thrive within the Bank.
We employ a policy of re-testing and may require you to repeat any or all of our online assessments at a later stage in the application process. This re-testing will take place at one of our testing centres.
3. First interview
Following success in the online tests you may be invited to a telephone or face-to-face interview. This 60-minute interview is your opportunity to tell us about your achievements and strengths, and to ask us questions.
4. Final interview and assessments
The format of the day’s activities varies from country to country and you will be told beforehand what you will be doing. It typically includes:
During this 60-minute interview, you’ll need to display your communication skills as you answer more challenging questions about yourself, your understanding of the Bank and your reasons for choosing Consumer Banking.
You’ll need to demonstrate how you can communicate a specific point of view under pressure whilst working in a group.
You may be asked to give a presentation. If so, you’ll receive a topic and all the preparation material you’ll need on the day.
5. Final decision
After the process is complete, we’ll let you know of our decision within 72 hours.