Standard Bank South Africa CIB: General Investment Banking Programme

Posted on :

12 May, 2011

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Banking Jobs in South Africa, Graduate Jobs in South Africa

On this varied and challenging programme, you’ll gain a broad understanding of how an investment bank works. You’ll enjoy rotations through a variety of business areas for between 9 months and a year, including Global Markets (our treasury division), Investment Banking (Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, Acquisition Finance Group, Portfolio Management Group and Property Finance), Credit Risk, Coverage and Transactional Products & Services.

In these areas, you’ll gain invaluable experience of the sheer variety of roles available in our business, through conducting research and delivering your findings, job shadowing, attending client meetings and functions, case studies, report writing, project work, presentations and analysis.

You’ll need to be committed to a career in investment banking and will ideally have a post graduate degree in Business Science, Economics, Investment Management, Financial Management, Engineering, or Financial Mathematics

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
On this varied and challenging programme, you’ll gain a broad understanding of how an investment bank works. You’ll enjoy rotations through a variety of business areas for between 9 months and a year, including Global Markets (our treasury division), Investment Banking (Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, Acquisition Finance Group, Portfolio Management Group and Property Finance), Credit Risk, Coverage and Transactional Products & Services.

In these areas, you’ll gain invaluable experience of the sheer variety of roles available in our business, through conducting research and delivering your findings, job shadowing, attending client meetings and functions, case studies, report writing, project work, presentations and analysis.

You’ll need to be committed to a career in investment banking and will ideally have a post graduate degree in Business Science, Economics, Investment Management, Financial Management, Engineering, or Financial Mathematics.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Must be in the final year of a postgraduate degree in Business Science (specialisation in Finance or Actuarial Science), Economics, Investment Management, Financial Management, Engineering, or Financial Mathematics

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 professional impact in terms 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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