Standard Bank Compliance Graduate program

Posted on :

18 Jun, 2012

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Banking Jobs in South Africa, Graduate Jobs in South Africa

With the perfect mix of academic learning and practical experience, you’ll experience many different areas of our business.

Compliance is an independent function that provides consultation and support in a variety of different areas, including:

  • Regulatory expectations
  • Reputational risk issues
  • Our position on sanctioned jurisdictions
  • New business initiatives and acquisitions
  • Regulatory relationships

Our function is key, because we ensure that the bank complies with all statutory, supervisory and regulatory requirements, so that we don’t suffer regulatory sanctions and put the bank’s reputation at risk. This is particularly important in the current economic climate, when corporate governance and compliance failures in the global financial services industry have gained a lot of media attention, which has led to a loss of confidence in the free market system.

During the course of this intensive 18-month programme, you’ll learn about the different disciplines involved in compliance management through both academic learning and practical experience. This will include a number of rotations in our compliance, internal audit, personal and business banking, and corporate and investment banking areas, where you’ll be exposed to the different portfolios and aspects of compliance risk in our businesses.

As well as tackling ad hoc assignments in different business areas, you’ll enjoy a variety of in-house courses designed to develop your compliance risk management skills. You may also be expected to attend the Certificate in Compliance Risk Management course at the University of Johannesburg.

By the end of the programme, you’ll have extensive knowledge and skills in compliance risk management, gained in a number of business areas, and will be a competent Compliance Officer. And the skills you’ve developed will prepare you for a successful and enjoyable career in compliance.

What you’ll need

You’ll need a three-year qualification from a recognised South African university, such as a B.Com, LLB, B.Proc or similar, ideally with risk management as a major or third year subject. Either way, you will need to be a South African citizen who’s a confident communicator with a drive to enter into a compliance career. An analytical approach is essential, together with the ability to adapt to different challenges and the confidence to recommend solutions in a pressurised environment. With an eye for detail, you’ll also need the ability to tackle a number of tasks at the same time, either working in a team or on your own initiative.

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