Standard Bank Group

Corporate and Investment Banking careers

Our Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) business is focused on unlocking Africa’s potential and unleashing our continent’s rich capacity for growth. We provide large corporations (multinational, regional and domestic) and institutional clients with in-depth sector expertise and specialist capabilities. With our local and global presence, and access to global capital markets for advisory, transactional, trading and funding support, we open up exciting worlds of possibilities. 

Client Coverage

Our Client Coverage teams foster strategic relationships with valued clients across core sectors for CIB and the broader Standard Bank Group. We provide insight into the commercial, regulatory and operational realities by connecting our clients to opportunities with key industry players, governments, regulators and investors in Africa and abroad.  

Our clients include large domestic, multi-national, public sector and international development groups – and we’re here to ensure their needs are serviced through a single point of entry across multiple solutions, geographies, industries and sectors.

Rise, grow and win with us in the following areas:  

  • Client Coverage
  • Client Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Client Data, Insights and Analytics
  • Sector Coverage
Investment Banking

Our Investment Banking team is a leading provider of advisory, corporate debt solutions and capital markets services on the African continent, with footprints outside Africa in key global financial centres. We provide the insight and capability to leverage capital flows into, out of, and across Africa. 

Rise, grow and win with us in the following areas:  

  • Advisory 
  • Debt Capital Markets,  
  • Equity Capital Markets  
  • Debt Solutions
  • Structured Capital
  • Equity and Investment Finance  
  • Sustainable Finance  
Global Markets

We provide trading services and a risk warehouse to manage and mitigate risk in response to client strategies. This includes risk exposures in foreign exchange, interest rates, money markets, credit, equities and commodity markets.

Rise, grow and win with us in the following areas:

  • Client Management
  • Commodity Trading
  • Credit Trading
  • Equity Derivatives
  • Exchange Traded Products
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Interest Rates Trading & Structuring;
  • Money Market Instruments
Transaction Banking

Our Transaction Banking team provides clients with access to a comprehensive suite of transactional solutions for Africa. These enable clients to manage and move their money effectively; acquire and move materials, goods and services within and between countries; manage liquidity, currency, regulatory and country risks; and invest their profits and savings via asset managers, pension funds and insurance companies. 

Rise, grow and win with us in the following areas:  

  • Cash Management 
  • Trade Finance 
  • Investor Services  
  • SWIFT for Corporates  
  • Transactional Channels including Business Online 
  • Treasury Management Services  

In CIB Operations, we create seamless client experiences. Harnessing our specialist expertise, we facilitate the fulfilment of transactions across the CIB business and the whole Standard Bank group.  We look ahead. We innovate. We create real value for our clients and meaningful work for our people.  Join us in shaping what can be. 

Rise, grow and win with us in the following areas: 

  • Operations Specialists and Managers  
  • Custody and Trustee Services, Payment and Trade 
  • Cross Border, Local, Settlement, Recons, Processing, Equity Derivatives, Collateral, 
  • Data Management, Robotics. 

We help create seamless experiences for our clients and solve their traditional and non-traditional needs through digital innovation.  

Rise, grow and win with us in the following areas:

  • Commercial specialisation 
  • Data Science and Insights 
  • Client discovery and innovation ventures  
  • Digital solution product management 

Personal employee benefits designed with you in mind

When you join us, you’ll enjoy benefits designed to help you achieve your ambitions inside work and out, both now and in the future. The exact benefits you receive will depend on the country you join us in, but can include the following:
Taking care of yourself

We don’t always know where life will take us, so we’ve put together a range of benefits tailored specifically to help you take care of yourself and those you love.

  • Wellness programmes
  • Counselling and advisory services
  • Life, personal accident, incapacity and funeral cover
  • Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) cover
  • Discounted rates for voluntary benefits such as spouse life cover, dread disease cover, funeral cover for parents and/or parents-in-law and medical aid gap cover
Managing your finances

We all have dreams and goals in life – so we have several ways to help make them more accessible to you, with significant savings.

  • Retirement funding
  • Discounted banking products
  • Transactional and investment banking products
  • Home loans and vehicle finance at preferential rates
  • Access to credit
  • Assistance with insurance and wills
  • Online share trading
  • Rewards
Rewards and recognition

We believe in recognising the hard work and positive approach of our people – so we have three formal recognition programmes.

  • Beyond Excellence
  • Mark of Excellence
  • Long service awards
A healthy balance

Your life outside work is important, so we have a leave structure which gives you plenty of time to relax, thrive and be the best you. The exact leave benefits you receive will depend on the country you join us in, but can include the following:

  • Vacation leave
  • Additional vacation leave
  • Study leave
  • Parental leave
  • Compassionate/family responsibility leave
  • Special discretionary leave
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Sick leave
  • Short-term incapacity leave
  • Recognition leave
  • Optional unpaid leave
Please note: We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to benefits. Instead, we believe in taking a more personal approach to giving our people what they need. That’s why our benefits package can look a little different, depending on where you’re based.
Talent acquisition journey

We believe in making dreams possible and connecting the brightest talent to the meaningful opportunities they need to build their skills, ignite their ambitions, and get closer to their purpose.

Apply online

You’ll discover amazing career opportunities on our website. So, start exploring. You can create a profile or log in with your existing details if you’ve already got one. There, you can complete the online application form and submit it, with the supporting documents we’ve requested.

Selection process

  • Shortlist: Our Talent Acquisition Specialist and relevant Hiring Manager review all applications and make a shortlist of the most suitable candidates.
  • Competency- based interview: If you’re shortlisted, we’ll invite you to take part in a competency-based interview.
  • Assessments: If you’re successful in with the interview, you’ll move on to the assessments. Depending on the role you’re applying for, you might be asked to undertake a case-study exercise, technical test, and psychometric assessment, as well as any other role-specific assessment.
  • Panel- interview: Then you’ll proceed to final interview stage, where you’ll meet an interview panel and get to ask further questions.

Pre-employment screening

If you have been successful in the selection process, our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch to get your consent for our pre-employment screening which includes the following:

  • Identity and educational qualification verification
  • Credit record and criminal record
  • Outside Business Interest Declaration and Personnel Account Trading Declaration
  • Sanctions screening and confirmation of current employment.


If we’re happy with your pre-employment screening, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists will prepare your employment contract and send you an offer letter, detailing everything you’ll need to know about your new role.


Even before you begin working with us, we want you to think of Standard Bank Group as your home. So, before you join, we'll get you off to a flying start with our onboarding experience.