Standard Bank 2012 CIB: Information Technology (IT) Programme

Posted on :

12 May, 2011

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Banking Jobs in South Africa, Graduate Jobs in South Africa

On this 18-month programme, you’ll enjoy the chance to experience a number of roles in three different areas of CIB IT. You’ll spend six months in each division, which will give you a complete view of how IT contributes to the running of an investment bank.

The areas you could join include Global Markets Technology, Middle Office, Operations Technology, Project Management Office, Service Delivery, Technical Infrastructure Group, Global Transactional Products and Services, and Global CIB Architecture. These areas cover a range of disciplines to support all of our CIB business functions. So we employ Business Analysts, Business Support and Development specialists, Database Administrators, Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, Project Managers and Test Analysts.

Whatever aspect of IT work you’re interested in, you’ll find that our IT programme matches your ambitions. Each year, our top performing graduates also get the chance to spend time in a role at one of our offices across the globe, such as London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo or Paris.

To join the programme you’ll need to be a South African national with a degree. This means you’ll be either in the final year of a relevant undergraduate or post-graduate degree course, or you’ll have a relevant degree with up to one years’ work experience.

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 IT Graduates to join our team and play an important part in our groundbreaking initiatives.

Position Description
On this 18-month programme, you’ll enjoy the chance to experience a number of roles in three different areas of CIB IT. You’ll spend six months in each division, which will give you a complete view of how IT contributes to the running of an investment bank.

The areas you could join include Global Markets Technology, Middle Office, Operations Technology, Project Management Office, Service Delivery, Technical Infrastructure Group, Global Transactional Products and Services, and Global CIB Architecture. These areas cover a range of disciplines to support all of our CIB business functions. So we employ Business Analysts, Business Support and Development specialists, Database Administrators, Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, Project Managers and Test Analysts.

Whatever aspect of IT work you’re interested in, you’ll find that our IT programme matches your ambitions. Each year, our top performing graduates also get the chance to spend time in a role at one of our offices across the globe, such as London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo or Paris.

To join the programme you’ll need to be a South African national with a degree. This means you’ll be either in the final year of a relevant undergraduate or post-graduate degree course, or you’ll have a relevant degree with up to one years’ work experience.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Must be in the final year of undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (IS) or Computer Engineering.

Minimum one year working 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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