Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered

What does Standard Chartered do?

Standard Chartered Plc is a leading international bank, listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges, and is ranked among the top 20 companies on the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation.

We operate as One Bank with two major businesses, Consumer Banking and Wholesale Banking, supported by Group Technology & Operations and eight Specialist Functions

Our matrix structure, organised along business, functional and geographic lines, combines global capability with local knowledge

Why work for us?

•Our culture of inclusiveness means each member of our team can develop a sense of belonging, build positive genuine relationships and maximise their potential.

•Our brand promise, Here for good, underlines its distinct approach to international banking and commitment to being a positive force in the communities in which it operates

•Our unique culture and values are a source of significant advantage. They reassure customers and clients in a market where trust and ethics have re-emerged as critical, underpinning our One Bank approach, attracting talent to the Group, and strengthening our relationships with stakeholders, such as regulators and governments

•Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is part of our DNA and is central to our brand and culture. Our aim is that our employees are supported and valued as equals and that our people are truly representative of our diverse markets and the profile of our customers and clients.

Here for people

Here for people reflects our belief in developing long-term and deep relationships with our customers and clients, and with each other. This means placing our customers and clients right at the centre of our service approach and products, and ensuring our people have access to training and development opportunities to improve their capabilities and knowledge.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)

We work hard to maintain diversity through a variety of initiatives:

•We employ people solely on merit and irrespective of age, physical ability or disability, gender or nationality. We don’t adopt quotas or practice positive discrimination

•Our employee networks provide access to guidance, contacts, information and support on a range of issues for people with shared interests (e.g. women, parents and caregivers, international employees).

Flexible Working

•Our approach to flexible working centres on creating an inclusive environment for all our people, including women, as well as attracting and retaining talent across our markets.

•We have many initiatives in place to retain female talent – particularly at middle management and we believe that flexible working is attractive to both women and men (a flexible working pilot a few years ago saw more men sign up than women).

•Whilst flexible working impacts both men and women and those with/without caring responsibilities, we recognise that responsibilities outside of the workplace can often have a significant impact on women’s careers, particularly for those who had have to take a career break and are looking to return to the workplace.

•In order to retain our female talent, we have many initiatives in place, including flexible working. We provide resources and dedicated spaces that cater for the needs of working parents including an online parenting Resource Centre to support women going on and returning from maternity leave as well as their partners and managers.

•Our Global mentoring programme targeted at emerging leaders, including women, helps develop talent, particularly those on international assignments. Women senior executives mentor high achieving women on everything from career building to striking work-life balance.

•Women in Leadership networking group, aimed at middle managers globally, runs a series of events throughout the year. Includes more than 100 managers in eight markets such as Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Sessions cover everything from effective networking, creating strategic visibility, maximising strengths and shaping career goals.

•Our career development programmes for women aim to increase the representation of female senior leaders by developing existing female talent and providing support they need to balance work and life pressures - more than 350 employees have participated in career development programmes for women.


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