Over 1,000 students participated in the Standard Chartered's annual career fair which was held at the University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Accra and Kumasi respectively.
The purpose of the fair was to furnish the students with in-depth information on the current banking trends and also provide a platform for the students to be introduced to Standard Chartered's International Graduate Programme which offers a truly global career to candidates who match the bank's values and drive for success.
The fair which was targeted at final year students from all disciplines within the host universities and other tertiary institutions within the locality was attended by top officials from the Bank and the universities.
Presentations were made by senior managers of the bank explaining the workings and operations of the various departments of the Bank and the opportunities available for new joiners.
The officials and students of the participating universities lauded Standard Chartered's career fair initiative stating that it provided students the opportunity to know more about the corporate world and how they could contribute their quota to the development of the country.
Commenting, Mrs Florence Hutchful, Area Head of Human Resources, West Africa Standard Chartered Bank, said “Positioned as a great place to work, Standard Chartered's employee engagement process and strength based approach to people management helps to drive our high performance culture.
Our approach is centred on helping people to grow, enabling individuals to make a difference and teams to win. As an employer of choice that is the opportunity we are offering the youth”.
As one of the world's most international banks, Standard Chartered employs almost 50,000 people, representing over 90 nationalities, worldwide.
This diversity lies at the heart of the Bank's values and supports growth as the world increasingly becomes one market.
In Ghana the bank employs over 770 people out of which a few score are on international assignments across its network.
The bank continues to improve the way its employees work by creating a more flexible working environment with the introduction of flexi hours in order that employees can balance their work and personal life and maximise their potential to perform to their best.