STANDARD Chartered Bank Zimbabwe has launched the international, fast-track graduate and internship programmes whose objective is to develop a medium to long-term pipeline of diverse and high potential talent.
The programmes are structured to provide graduates with broad-based experience in all aspects of banking, including technology, operations, finance, human resources, credit risk, product development and frontline, among others.
The development structure grooms graduates to take on generalist and specialist roles and potentially become the leaders of the bank.
“More than ever, the banking industry needs bankers who want to shape the future of banking,” the bank said yesterday.
“The industry is transforming and we want to transform with it. With over 800 million people entering the bankable population in the next two decades, we need to rethink how these customers will interact with the bank and manage their money.”
It said universities had an in-depth knowledge that students were looking for and this provided the bank with an opportunity to partner with the various universities for other programmes where both parties would benefit.
Under the international graduate programme, prospective candidates must possess a master’s degree in any discipline, for the fast-track graduate programme candidates must be holders of a first degree in any discipline with a minimum class pass of 2,1 or better.
Those intending to undergo an internship programme must be currently enrolled with a local university and be at internship or attachment level.
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns more than 90% of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the bank’s growth in recent years.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.