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Graduate Programme 2023

ICBC Standard Bank Plc
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Not advertised
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Not qualified

Job Details

Download (see links below) and complete the application form (in Adobe Reader) for the scheme you wish to apply (see below for further details) for and save to your computer:

  1. Apply to the graduate programme on the Careers Portal. Search for the graduate scheme using the keyword 'graduate'. Click apply - you will need to register, complete your personal details and upload your completed application form in the CV field. You do not need to upload a separate CV.


The application deadline for the Risk, OCOO and OCOO Technology programmes is 10 March 2023.


Recruitment for the Finance programme is on an ad hoc basis please check the Careers Portal for current opportunities.


If your application is successful, you will be contacted by our Resourcing team about the next stage of the recruitment process. For any questions or further support, please contact


Overview of the Programmes

We offer a number of structured graduate opportunities currently across the Office of the Chief Operating Officer ('OCOO'), Risk Management and Finance. We believe our graduate programmes offer a fantastic platform to shape your future career. Throughout the programme you will gain well-rounded knowledge and develop skills to kick-start your career in financial services. The highest achievers will be well positioned to form the next generation of the Bank's leaders and specialists.


The graduate programmes are based in London and offer the chance to rotate across different teams, learning from diverse, talented and experienced professionals. The programmes are supported by an initial training induction, on-going learning and development through professional qualifications, all with the support of the Graduate Programme Coordinators and experienced mentors. In addition, our London office offers hybrid working on a discretionary basis.


OCOO OCOO Technology Risk


Programme Length

24 months

24 months

24 months

36 months


4 x 6 months

4 x 6 months (3 rotations in Technology)

3 x 8 months (with the opportunity of an international rotation)

2-3 rotations between 12 and 18 months 

Professional Qualifications

CISI Investment Operations Certificate (IOC)

Options include Data Analytics / Business Analysis



Application Deadlines

10 March 2023

10 March 2023

10 March 2023

Ad hoc

Programme Start Date

September 2023

September 2023

October 2023

Ad hoc


What are we looking for?


Final year undergraduate/masters students (or equivalent), as well as recent graduates with some work experience. We are looking for ambitious, dynamic and driven individuals to join our graduate programmes with the following key attributes.


  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Confident and effective communicator (both verbal and written)
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong team player
  • Problem solving ability
  • Drive to improve and simplify
  • High level of integrity
  • Adaptability


In addition, for the Risk programme:

  • An ability to communicate ideas/recommendations effectively
  • A proactive approach to relationship building
  • An ability to communicate in Mandarin is considered beneficial


In addition, for the OCOO programme:

  • Good awareness of financial services industry
  • Aptitude for analysis with strong Excel skills


In addition, for the OCOO Technology programme:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Science is desirable, however, if you have a strong interest in technology outside of your studies please apply.
  • Programming skills would be beneficial e.g. VBA, Python, C#, SQL, Java


In addition, for the Finance programme:

Recent university graduates, previous work experience is beneficial but not essential, and would suit someone who;


  • Prefers a day to day role with a set schedule and relatively stable workload
  • Prefers working in a controlled environment and operating in accordance with agreed policies and procedures
  • Has an affinity for accounting concepts (including willingness to study towards an accountancy qualification)
  • Wants to fully understand end to end processes and proactive in following up on and resolving any issues


About ICBC Standard Bank

At ICBC Standard Bank, we share the same values, challenges and opportunities. We are a diverse, close-knit and global team with a unique heritage and purpose. We put people first, and give talented, self-driven professionals the flexibility, rewards and freedom to grow their expertise, seek new opportunities and realise their potential.


ICBC Standard Bank is a joint venture between ICBC and Standard Bank Group specialising in commodities and emerging markets serving a global client base from four international offices. The Bank represents a strategic partnership between our parent companies with its strong Chinese and African heritage and supportive shareholders. We specialise in global markets traded products including commodities, fixed income, and currencies, with a focus on frontier and emerging market jurisdictions.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

All job applicants will be treated fairly and equally. The bank is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. Our vison statement: "Be Yourself, Succeed Together" and our core value of Openness underline our desire for a culture which is open and transparent and values difference, enabling everyone to consistently achieve whilst being themselves.


ICBC Standard Bank Plc (ICBCS) is 60% owned by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and 40% by Standard Bank. ICBCS benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise.

ICBCS is a leading financial market and commodities bank, driven to deliver the right outcomes for our stakeholders, clients, counterparties and the markets in which we operate. We deliver products in an environment which considers the appropriate needs of our clients, whilst providing guidance and expertise to ensure our employees understand our business and uphold the highest levels of conduct. We want passionate and talented individuals who are motivated by high growth potential being achieved in doing business the right way.

Headquartered in London, ICBCS also has operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and New York. 

Our Chinese and African parentage provides our clients access to an extensive global network in both developed and emerging economies. 
We connect clients to opportunities, which is our distinct competitive advantage, and partner with them to achieve their investment project objectives.

We have a global presence expanding through London, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, China and the US.

ICBC Standard Bank Plc has wholly-owned entities in the US, ICBC Standard Securities Inc., and ICBC Standard Resources (America) Inc. In China, ICBC Standard Bank Plc is represented by Standard Resources (China) Limited. All are affiliates of ICBC Standard Bank Plc.

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