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The programme

It's vital you take the time to understand which graduate programme is right for you, so make sure you read through this section and size up the full range of our opportunities. Entry requirements and course structure vary considerably, but there's one thing all of our programmes have in common: you'll be developing your skills, gaining experience and contributing to real-world results from the moment you join us.

Ready? It starts here.

Personal and Business Banking (PBB) - UX Graduate Programme

The User Experience design team forms part of the bigger Digital design team within Standard Bank. This team is at the forefront of digital design and innovation for the bank and is tasked to innovate, improve and optimize all customer banking channels in the competitive South African banking industry.

User Centered
The UX team strive to design experiences that delight our customers. The UX team follows a user centered design approach to ensure that all channels are designed with the user in mind. Various techniques and skills are used in this approach to research user needs, analyze, design and finally validate concepts and designs with users.

In short, we aim to make the User Experience useful, usable and delightful.

User Experience Design team
We believe that a great user experience doesn’t happen by itself, but rather that it’s a science and an art. We use our UX skills to architect and design a user experience that fulfils the user needs and exceeds their expectations.

We believe that usability has become a hygiene factor and that a holistic well balanced experience has become necessary to stay competitive. Not only have industry leaders raised the bar, but more companies internationally and locally are targeting user experience as a way of differentiating themselves to gain competitive advantage. It is with this in mind that we firmly believe that the future of banking lies in the experience and hence a growing demand in this very interesting and exciting field of work.

Culture - In our team we believe that work should be fun; we have created a culture around that ethos and are fast becoming the team that everyone wants to be a part of. We also have a responsibility to give back to the community and to leave a legacy behind.

We are looking for talented and passionate user experience enthusiasts to join our diverse team of researchers, analysts, designers, content writers and developers


Preferred Qualification and Experience
A Bachelors/ Honours/ Masters/ Phd degree in any of the following fields provided:

- Computer Science specifically- Human Computer Interaction/ User Interface design

- Information Technology specifically Human Computer Interaction/ User Interface design/ Graphical User Interface

- Psychology specifically- Cognitive psychology and or Social Psychology (attention, perception and cognitive); Psycho-analysis (persuasion techniques, including Maslow theory), qualitative research methodology – with passion for technology.

- Multimedia Design / Visual Design

- Informatics / Information systems

Duration: 18 months

Previous work experience: Maximum one years post qualification.

Citizenship: You must be a South African citizen

2016 Applications open from 1 March to 30 June 2015

* CA (SA) applications open until 30 July 2015

What you'll get

We're committed to quality and value in everything we offer our customers. And because you'll contribute to both from the moment you join us, it's only fair we recognise the quality you bring. And just how much we value it.

You'll see it in how we manage and reward your performance, as well as the extra benefits you could be entitled to – perhaps even shares in the bank. It all depends on the programme you choose, plus one huge factor: you.

How you'll grow

We strive to push our bank forward so we can effect real, positive change for the communities we work in today, and those we hope to work in tomorrow. But nothing's more important than helping our people push themselves forward and expand their potential.

Your core training is adapted to the programme you choose. But everything else is down to you. Right here is a world of development opportunities – anything from shadowing senior colleagues to sharing expertise at international conferences – and a continent of untapped potential. Your chances; your choices.

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