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Job: Business Support and Management

Primary Location: Europe & Americas-United Kingdom

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Permanent

Posting Date: 06/Jan/2023, 12:00:00 AM

Unposting Date: 03/Mar/2023, 11:59:00 PM


Financial Markets – Apprenticeship Programme

Investing in your future

Our Front Office Financial Markets Apprenticeship is a unique 3-year programme with the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ and gain an industry recognised qualification through the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) Capital Markets and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 qualifications. If you have a bright mind and you want to get ahead in your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment we want to hear from you.

Salary:                         £28,000 (growing year on year, linked with performance)

Entry requirements:    We’re looking for potential, not academics

About Financial Markets

Financial Markets supports clients in managing trading risk, raising capital and diversifying investments. It’s a business about relationships and working closely with clients across our global network.

Our clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors operating or investing in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Americas. We offer our clients a comprehensive range of products which means there’s lots for you to learn and get involved in.

About the Financial Markets Apprenticeship Programme

  • You will commence a 1-year learning programme designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to fast-track you to the Level 6 Apprenticeship while gaining qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).
  • The Level 6 Apprenticeship leading to a CFA Level 1 qualification will be fully funded by us and will combine tailored external learning and on-the-desk training across sales, trading and our credit business.
  • Upon successful completion of the programme, you may be offered a full-time position in front office business.

What you’ll gain

  • An introduction into Financial Markets, working alongside our professionals and gaining experience of trading and client management.
  • A great start into banking by being immersed in the exciting and fast-paced trading floor environment.
  • Fully funded industry recognised Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) Capital Markets and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 qualifications including the Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship qualification.

What you’ll do

  • Have access to all areas of our Financial Markets business and its supporting functions to really learn how a bank operates.
  • Apply your own thinking and share ideas with your team and colleagues.
  • Be excited and curious to broaden your learning.
  • Project work, including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives.

Apprenticeships at Standard Chartered

Alongside classroom and on-the-desk learning, including those that will develop your communication and presentation skills, your day-to-day responsibilities will mean you’ll be contributing to the business from the outset.  Mentors, peers and stakeholders will support you as you navigate the organisation with senior stakeholder engagement sessions and events to truly immerse you into the global Standard Chartered Bank network.

Academic criteria

  • We’re looking for potential, not academics, which means we won’t look at your grades, but we’d like to see that you’re committed to your learning and development beyond your GCSEs, which could be through traditional education, but doesn’t have to be.
  • If you are enrolled in university or have a degree, you are unable to apply for this programme, but you can apply to one of our Graduate opportunities.

We’re looking for someone who is

  • Hard working, resilient, with a drive to learn
  • Able to build strong relationships and with good communication skills
  • Reliable and able to work under pressure
  • Has a curious and proactive approach with an open mindset
  • Logical and an interest in understanding and analysing data.

If you’re looking for a career with purpose and want to work for a bank making a difference, we’d love to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring. Join us and help shape our future, be on the frontier of banking and open a world of possibilities for yourself.

We’re setting the Standard.

About Standard Chartered  

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our colleagues, clients and communities.  And we’re on a journey to be the world’s most sustainable and responsible bank.

We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off includes volunteering leave, maternity and parental leave for spouse/partner, compassionate leave, sabbatical leave, along with market competitive annual leave
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies – everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

Recruitment assessments – to ensure we select our apprentices on potential, we have a staged recruitment process to allow you to shine. The first three stages are anonymous and take place online followed by a telephone interview and an in-person assessment centre at our London headquarters.


About Standard Chartered

We’re driving commerce and prosperity

  • We offer banking services that help people and companies to succeed, creating wealth and growth across our markets
  • Our heritage spans more than 160 years in some of the world’s most dynamic regions
  • 82,000 employees work across more than 59 markets
  • We’re listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

Our brand promise

Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – here for good