Standard Chartered Bank Ghana: Graduate Trainees (Wholesale)

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14 Sep, 2010

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Banking Jobs in Ghana, Graduate Jobs in Ghana

Standard Chartered PLC is a leading international bank, listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

With over 150 years history in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Standard Chartered Wholesale Banking offers an expert blend of in-depth local knowledge with extensive global expertise. The result? Unrivalled financial solutions tailored to meet our clients’ needs.

We provide a wide range of products and services for local corporates, multinational companies, development organisations, financial institutions and central banks around the world.

We’re looking for the next leaders of Wholesale Banking. Our International Graduates continuously outcome perform their peer group and we believe our programme offers you a world class development platform and a truly international career.

Why choose Wholesale Banking?

  • International career opportunities in the world’s most exciting growth markets.
  • The chance to partner the world’s leading corporations and institutions.
  • Gain industry-leading skills and a global perspective.
  • Be integral to Standard Chartered’s success.
  • Opportunity for international rotations into India, China or Africa.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this programme, you must have a minimum of two languages – both of which must be spoken at a business proficient standard. This programme is best suited to candidates who can demonstrate a strong analytical background – whilst not essential a degree in economics, mathematics, or engineering may help.

Programme overview

For Wholesale Banking Graduates, the programme consists of 4 standard rotations:

Rotation 1 – Wholesale Banking Operations (3 months)
This will include gaining an understanding of:

  • Cash
  • Trade
  • Securities Services
  • Global Markets Operations

Rotation 2 – Risk and Control (5 months)
This can be in one of the following areas:

  • Credit Risk Control
  • Credit Risk
  • Market Risk (Graduates must have a degree in Finance, Physics, Economics, Sciences, Maths, Computing to take on a placement in Market Risk)
  • Group Legal and Compliance
  • Country Legal and Compliance
  • Wholesale Banking Legal
  • GSAM

Rotation 3 & 4 – Financial Markets (5 months) and Origination and Client Coverage or Transaction Banking (5 months)

These rotations will allow you to experience Financial Markets, OCC or TB in a front office capacity. A Graduate will need to complete their front office rotation in FM and OCC or TB and cannot have both rotations in FM or OCC or TB.

Find out more about our Wholesale Banking divisions


New for 2011

If working in global teams, looking after international clients and taking part in 3 overseas residential training programmes wasn’t enough we want you to experience first hand what working in one of our key markets is really like. In your final rotation on the programme you will have the opportunity to complete a front office rotation in one of Wholesale Banking’s key strategic countries; China, Africa or India. To add even more competition to an already ambitious group, this opportunity is only given to the top 30% of our Wholesale Banking IGs – so be one of them, impress us and show us that you’re truly ready for an international career.

The academic training

We heavily invest and take your career seriously and have developed two academic training programmes to support your understanding of all areas of Wholesale Banking.

The two programmes are as follows:
Wholesale Banking Academic Programme Phase 1 (WBAP1)
This programme takes place immediately after the International Induction Programme in Year 1.

The programme is designed to equip you with the required knowledge on the dynamics of financial markets and the products dealt in Wholesale Bank, both in Global Markets and Origination and Client Coverage.

Wholesale Banking Academic Programme Phase 2 (WBAP2)
The second phase of the programme takes place at the end of Year 1.

This programme is more intensive and after a year with us you’ll be ready for the increase in pace. Here you’ll learn about more advanced product applications and different risk management aspects of the products. You will also deal with Core Credit Curriculum and training is aligned with some of the broader technical curricula required by Financial Markets, Origination and Client Coverage and Risk.

Professional qualifications

We invest in your success and sponsor you to complete the CFA Level 1. It is a requirement that you completed Level 1 by the end of year 2. Sponsorship for level 2 and 3 is offered on a selected basis.

How To Apply

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