Standard Bank Wealth International is inviting students and graduates to apply for its summer intern programme.
Africa’s largest bank by assets, which has its Wealth International division based in Jersey and the Isle of Man, prides itself on being ‘a great place to do great work’. Its intern programme was launched in 2015 and has been hugely successful, with an average of seven interns completing the programme each year. Some have gained permanent employment at Standard Bank after graduating.
Tom Burston, Resourcing Partner at Standard Bank, said: “We are really keen to offer high-calibre, motivated undergraduates with a strong set of A-Level results the chance to join this fantastic intern programme. This is not the sort of intern programme where you sit in a classroom or spend your day executing menial tasks. We will offer a hands-on opportunity to experience life as anyone joining the bank would. You will work within dynamic and diverse teams, which will give you invaluable experience and help strengthen your career prospects, all the while being mentored, paid and encouraged to generate fresh ideas and perspectives.”
“Interns will experience the full diversity of international banking, including corporate and business banking, wealth management, marketing, HR and operations. From Jersey or the Isle of Man, interns will be able to help drive Africa’s growth and make a real difference in this fascinating continent.”
Jack Bougeard successfully applied to join the summer intern programme last year. He impressed so much that, at the end of his placement, he was offered a permanent role in the IT team in Jersey.
He said: “I had almost finished my IT course at Highlands College and was looking for my first role when I got in touch with Standard Bank around their intern scheme. My first day wasn’t as intimidating as I expected and everyone, especially my team, were really welcoming. Even though I was in the IT position, I was given the opportunity to learn about other departments and switch if I wanted to. I’d definitely recommend the internship. It’s a great introduction to the corporate world and, at Standard Bank, you really feel like you’re making a difference. And you get paid, too!”
Students and graduates interested in joining the Standard Bank summer intern programme should email Thomas.Burston@standardbank.comfor more information.