• Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION TO THE STANDARD BANK GROUP
    • OUR REPORTING SUITE
    • A LETTER FROM OUR CEO
    • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
    • ASSURANCE STATEMENT
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • SEE impact areas
    • OVERVIEW
    • IMPACT REPORTING
    • 1.
      FINANCIAL INCLUSION
    • 2.
      JOB CREATION AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
    • 3.
      INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 4.
      AFRICA TRADE AND INVESTMENT
    • 5.
      EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
    • 6.
      EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
     
     
  • ESG
    • OVERVIEW
    • ABOUT THIS REPORT
    • MANAGING E&S RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
    • OUR DIRECT ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
    • VALUING OUR PEOPLE
    • INVESTING IN COMMUNITIES
    • PROMOTING SOUND GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY
    • ESG METRICS AND POLICIES
     
     
  • Transformation
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • A LETTER FROM SBSA CE: LUNGISA FUZILE
    • STANDARD BANK’S BEE SCORECARD
    • WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION
     
     
     
     
     
Preparing graduates for employment

Standard Bank’s Graduate Programme provides university graduates with an entry point into the corporate world.

OUR 2018 INTAKE WELCOMED
243 graduates
43% women
South Africa
194
Nigeria
13
Tanzania
8
Mozambique
13
Namibia
8
Angola
6
NIGERIA

In Nigeria In Nigeria,Stanbic IBTC’s BLUE Internship Programme aims to build the bank’s future employees, creating a pipeline for our graduate trainee programme and for entry level roles. During 2018, Stanbic IBTC hired 90 interns and 38 graduate trainees.

STANDARD BANK SOUTH AFRICA

Standard Bank South Africa Standard Bank South Africa won Employer of Choice in the SAGEA Retail and Commercial Banking category for the 10th consecutive year for our graduate programme in 2018, while improving to third position as Most Aspirational Employer in the South African Graduate Market.

  • NIGERIA
  • STANDARD BANK SOUTH AFRICA

In Nigeria, In Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC’s BLUE Internship Programme aims to build the bank’s future employees, creating a pipeline for our graduate trainee programme and for entry level roles. During 2018, Stanbic IBTC hired 90 interns and 38 graduate trainees.

Standard Bank South Africa Standard Bank South Africa won Employer of Choice in the SAGEA Retail and Commercial Banking category for the 10th consecutive year for our graduate programme in 2018, while improving to third position as Most Aspirational Employer in the South African Graduate Market.

Preparing our people for the future world of work
Preparing our people for the future world of work

To remain competitive in a rapidly evolving environment, we need to continually review our operating models. We’re automating certain processes, encouraging clients to use digital rather than face-to-face channels, and making greater use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to deliver enhanced value to our customers. We’ve had a lot of success in pilot projects, including regulatory reporting on forex transactions, and large parts of the process of extending further credit to existing business clients.

These changes will impact the size of our workforce and the kind of skills we need, as well as how we engage with our current and potential clients. During 2018, we identified a need for the creation of new capabilities and roles within IT, which includes cloud engineering, data science and analytics, cybersecurity, and APIs. This will create 180 new-generation IT positions within the bank. However, it has also resulted in the loss of some existing positions, mainly at manager and executive level. Some of those affected are retraining to step into new positions, some are moving into other parts of the bank, and some have found alternative employment.

While we are optimistic about the potential for AI to vastly improve efficiency and productivity for particular processes, we remain a people-centred business, committed to serving our customers with empathy, and developing and delivering solutions based on individual needs and circumstances. We’re working with our employees to help them develop the skills and capabilities they’ll need as the world of work changes. Examples of programmes delivered in 2018 included empowering our employees in operational roles to become automation champions, equipping our people with the ability to experiment and problem-solve with speed, and building digital skills within particular business contexts.