2012 Standard Bank South Africa CIB Risk Programme

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12 May, 2011

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Banking Jobs in South Africa

Because we operate in emerging markets, risk management plays a vital role in our business. We understand the risks associated with everything, from starting a client relationship to the deals we trade.

On this programme, lasting around ten months, you’ll gain valuable experience in a number of stimulating risk teams, including Credit Risk, Credit Analytics, Market Risk and Treasury Credit. You’ll gain broad experience in different aspects of risk, from analysing risk for specific deals, to credit risk, and the risks associated with dealing in emerging markets.

Your postgraduate degree could be in any of a number of subjects, including Advanced Maths of Finance, Mathematics and Actuarial Science or any other quantitative related
degree.

Division Proposition
The Human Resources division of Standard Bank has a direct impact on the motivation and success of every single member of our global workforce. With nearly 40,000 colleagues, we are involved in a wide variety of initiatives and projects, focused on optimising our corporate and organisational success, while empowering everyone to maximise their unique potential. This enlightened approach has helped us win many awards from the banking industry, including Best Bank in Africa for the last 3 years.
As part of our ongoing strategic initiative we now want to recruit highly skilled graduates to join our team and play an important part in our groundbreaking initiatives.
Position Description
Because we operate in emerging markets, risk management plays a vital role in our business. We understand the risks associated with everything, from starting a client relationship to the deals we trade.

On this programme, lasting around ten months, you’ll gain valuable experience in a number of stimulating risk teams, including Credit Risk, Credit Analytics, Market Risk and Treasury Credit. You’ll gain broad experience in different aspects of risk, from analysing risk for specific deals, to credit risk, and the risks associated with dealing in emerging markets.

Your postgraduate degree could be in any of a number of subjects, including Advanced Maths of Finance, Mathematics and Actuarial Science or any other quantitative related
degree.

Required Skills and Qualifications
Must be in final year undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Maths of Finance, Risk Management, Mathematics or Business Science (Actuarial Science specialization).

Minimum one year work experience is essential.
Required Competencies
Candidates must be able to show they possess the following competencies to be considered.

Knowledge: Keen interest in business and in touch with topical issues and current events. Must have a sound academic background and be able to talk confidently around their area of study.

Conceptual Ability: Must be able to provide a strategic contribution and enjoy complexity. Must be able to manage ambiguous information and able to make a decision on complex information. Must learn quickly and provide insight into difficult situations. Think in terms of solutions rather than rules.

Innovation and proactivity: Provide clarity and direction. Must be hungry to learn and enjoy work all levels of work. Must be resourceful and future orientated. Must be open to change and adapt own ideas to new information.

Working with others: Have a positive effect of team spirit and morale. Must be enthusiastic, appreciate diverse views and treat others with respect. Must possess leadership potential and be able to build credibility and trust.

Interpersonal/personal and Communication: Must be self driven and inspiring. Display confidence without being arrogant. Have a professional impact in terms of dress, language use, attitude and body language. Possess a high level of emotional intelligence to read situations and adopt an appropriate approach.
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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