Britain's Most Admired Companies: Banking Careers Guide 2011

Here's an insight into the employment opportunities at Standard Chartered.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company name: Standard Chartered

Company website:

Address: 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD

Number of employees: 85,000

Company summary: We are a leading international banking group, operating in some of the world's most dynamic markets. We earn more than 90% of our income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, the group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities. We're committed to building a sustainable business over the long term, and trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity.

Pay and benefits: We reward and recognise talent. And it's not just about the big deal you've landed or products you've sold. It's about doing business the right way, making the right decisions and developing long-term relationships with our clients and the community. We also offer every employee three days' paid leave to volunteer in their community.

Promotion and development: Our employees have the opportunity to build international careers, work with a talented workforce across some of the most exciting markets and live and work in different countries. In the past two years, our leadership population has grown over 40%, with almost two-thirds of new leaders coming from inside the bank. This indicates the level of effort we put into developing our leadership capabilities across the bank.

Brand and values: We aim to be a positive force in our markets. Our brand promise 'Here for good' captures our genuine commitment to our customers and clients, our staff and the community where we operate; our focus on consistently doing the right thing and acting responsibly; and our aim to continually lead the way across our markets.

Diversity, social responsibility: Almost 130 nationalities are represented within our workforce and nearly 45% of our employees are women. We believe our diverse workforce provides a competitive advantage for the business, enabling us to better understand customers' and prospects' needs.

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