Investment Banking Graduate Programme - Standard Bank South Africa - Jobs in South Africa

Investment Banking Graduate Programme – Standard Bank South Africa

Posted on :

27 Oct, 2011

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Banking Jobs in South Africa, Graduate Jobs in South Africa

Our graduate programmes are designed to give you a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience at the forefront of our global business. No matter which programme you join, you’ll enjoy the chance to hone your skills and develop your expertise in a variety of business areas.

Working in our Investment Banking division, you’ll find a challenging and enjoyable environment that encourages you to make the most of your potential. In short, you’ll enjoy the freedom to develop fresh ideas, to create solutions in your own way, and then to make them happen.

Position Description
On the 12 month Investment Banking programme you’ll spend your first 5 months in on a series of general rotations gaining experience with different business units. The remaining 7 months of your programme will be spent rotating around your chosen business area. You will be continuously learning and developing your skills in a challenging but rewarding environment. You may also spend some time in South Africa throughout the course of your programme.

You’ll also gain a high level overview of the infrastructure areas of the bank, including risk and operations.

Required Skills and Qualifications
First of all, we’re looking for our successful graduates to want to relocate back to their home country – Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana or Angola, during their graduate programme and permanently thereafter. Aside from that, we’re looking for graduates who show a genuine interest and/or experience in investment banking and a degree in any subject. If you can show a real passion for the markets or investment banking, this is the programme for you. You’ll need to be a good communicator with fluency in English. Strong academic results, a knack for numbers and the confidence to come up with innovative ideas is also needed. And we’ll be looking for proof of entrepreneurship and leadership skills too.

Required Competencies
•Sound academic record
•Business insight
•Broad variety of interests

Open communication:
•Confident without being arrogant

Working with others:
•Positive effect on team spirit and morale

Personal drive:
•Self motivated
•Hungry to learn

Innovation and Proactivity:
•Utilises own initiative
•Curious/inquisitive and challenging

Emotional resilience and stability:
•Self insight
•Stress management

•Strategic ability
•Learns quickly
•Solutions thinking
We are an equal opportunities employer and are totally opposed to discrimination in any form. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, sex, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital / partnership status, religion, age or disability.

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