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Own your future with a Standard Bank Group Internship

We know that investing in ambitious young people like you now, will lead to a brighter future for Africa.

And our Internship programme lets us do just that. If you’d like to progress your education further, get some meaningful work experience – and find new ways to make your dreams possible with a specialist qualification – then we’d love to invest in you.

An internship with Standard Bank Group gives you the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience with the foundation of your tertiary qualification. You’ll start contributing from the moment you join, as you get involved in real projects – and have every chance to develop and grow.

Once you’ve completed your internship, you’ll possess highly in-demand skills and qualifications. So, you’ll be able to own your career potential, and apply for the role of your dreams.  

Join our Internship programme, and it’s not just your future you’ll have a positive effect on. You’ll become part of our journey to create better tomorrows for everyone across Africa.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

You can choose from a number of market-leading internships, offering between 12 to 24 months’ fixed term employment. You’ll receive a monthly stipend, plus invaluable coaching and mentoring while you’re studying for your qualification.  

  • Fixed term employment Standard Bank Group for 12/18/24 months
  • Monthly stipend
  • Performance rewards and benefits
  • Certification specific to the skills being built on the programme
  • Practical meaningful workplace experience
  • Coaching/Mentoring.
OUR PROGRAMMES
Universal/Prestige/Enterprise Banker.

This programme is designed to help you gain valuable work experience in customer interactions, transactional banking with a high focus on sales.

  • Qualification level: 3-year finance-related qualification
  • Next intake: 2022
Behavioural Economics, 12-month programme

Behavioural Economics at Standard Bank Group uses behavioural insights to help us better understand our clients, so we can deliver more of what they want and need, while shaping and influencing their behaviour. In this programme, you'll gain unrivalled knowledge of this ever-evolving field, and work across several functions to discover how it's applied throughout the bank.

  • Qualification Level: An Honours or Master's in Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Economics, Neuroscience or Cognitive Science
  • Next intake: April 2022
Standard Trusts Tax Internship, 24-month programme

This internship is designed to develop specialist tax skills as it relates to deceased estates and trusts.  The 24-month programmes includes a formal certificate at a postgraduate level with an accredited training provider.

  • Qualification level: BCom Honours (specialising in Tax)
  • Next intake: 2023
Legal Internship, 24-month programme

This internship is designed to give you valuable insights into both litigation and transactional law within the banking environment, as well as help establish your legal mind as a Corporate Lawyer.

  • Qualification level: LLB/LLM graduates
  • Work experience: Must have recently served their articles and are or about to become admitted attorneys. They should be able to demonstrate legal skills and experience in the following areas:
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • General Corporate/Restructuring & Liquidations
  • Litigation
  • Digital/Technology.
  • Next intake: 2023
APPLY - internships

2022 applications open from 1 April to 8 July.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to open roles while I am on a programme?
Yes.
Does an intern automatically get offered a permanent position after completing the Internship programme?
No. Interns need to follow the recruitment process and apply for a permanent position through the Standard Bank Group career website, based on the current opportunities available.
Does Standard Bank Group assist with furthering my studies?
Not while completing the internship programme. Should you be placed in a permanent role, you can apply for a bursary if you wish to continue studying.
Do I have to pay back the investment should I resign from the internship programme?
There is no pay-back or work-back agreement attached to the internship programme. This means that if you left the organisation, you wouldn't have to pay back any investment made during the course of the programme.
Do I need to have work experience to be considered for the Internship Programme?
This may be a requirement for certain programmes. Please refer to the minimum requirements for the internship programme you're applying for.
Do you consider Grade 12 students?
No, internships are offered to individuals who have post Grade 12 (Matric) qualifications.
Do your programmes cater for people with disabilities?
Yes. We have an inclusive culture, and are open to reasonably accommodating special needs in the workplace.
I'm not a recent graduate – can I apply?
Yes, any individuals between the ages of 18-30 can apply for any of our Internship programmes.
I don’t have a completed post Grade 12 (matric) qualification – can I apply?
This may vary from programme to programme. Please refer to the minimum requirements of the programme you're applying for.
What career support and development do I get?
Our Early Careers programmes are designed in a way that ensures we can provide every single person with an entire support ecosystem during their time with us. From structured learning plans to access to digital content, a workplace coach, a mentor, learning partners, programme managers and people cultures, on our programmes you'll find everything you need to secure your success.
What can I expect as a salary?
Interns earn a monthly stipend rather than a salary. This is an allowance which enables you to travel to and from the workplace or training institution, is in line with The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (NMWA), and is determined by the cost and complexity of the programme.
Where are the internship programmes located?
Our specialist programmes mostly run in Johannesburg, although other programmes are offered nationally.