Standard Bank Group

A wide range of opportunities and benefits

Join us to experience continuous personalised learning, career opportunities and a range of benefits designed to help you be your best self, both inside and outside work.

Explore, learn, grow

At Standard Bank, we’re committed to helping our people develop and grow. You are at the centre of our business success. We work hard to provide an environment where you can get all the support, training and experience you need to flourish, both professionally and personally.

Right now, is the most exciting time to join us. As we continue our transformation towards becoming a platform business, we’re focusing on accelerating skills development in all areas – while encouraging all our people to think differently and drive our progress forward.

Most recently, we’ve partnered with three of the world’s biggest brands, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Salesforce, to launch a skills academy to develop critical engineering skills across Africa. And we’ve got plenty more ideas like that up our sleeves.

Structured Training and Personalised Development

By completing structured training and using personalised learning platforms, you’ll be able to learn new skills and keep pace with the fast-changing digital world of work. So, you’ll have access to opportunities you never dreamed of before.

With our online learning platform, My Learning, you'll have your own customised development pathway, tailored to your unique skills, role, and development goals.

We can also assist with funding your membership of professional associations or provide you with funding for academic development through our Bursary Programme.

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.
Our footprint

We operate in 20 countries throughout Africa, and six more across the globe. Our worldwide presence creates a variety of opportunities where you can develop and grow a truly meaningful career.