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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.

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Standard Trust Graduate Programme

Standard Trust Limited (STL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group. Our vision is to be recognised as the most trusted provider of integrated trust and fiduciary services with global capabilities.  With a heritage spanning over 130 years in South Africa, we continue to grow our business, and are poised to move forward with an expansion into the rest of Africa and provide many great opportunities for our current and future team members.


Our investment in the graduate programme and other similar development initiatives is aimed at building a pool of talented, driven and professional individuals who can grow with our organisation. We will ensure that we match your development path with your career ambitions, through a series of rotations including comprehensive training programmes delivered through our STL Learning Academy. This will be complemented with exposure to challenging projects in different parts of the business. Our graduates will also have access to mentors and coaches who are subject matter experts and seasoned professionals, to guide them throughout the duration of the programme.


Duration of Programme: 18 months


Qualifications: BCom Law/LLB/BCom Accounting (non -CA route)


Previous working experience: Maximum one year post qualification


Citizenship: South African


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Applications close on 30 June 2015

Growth Opportunities

At Standard Trust we strive to effect real, positive change within the broader communities. Guiding our people to reach and expand their potential, is of utmost importance to us. Your core training is adapted to the programme you choose, but everything else is up to you. We offer you a variety of development opportunities ranging from shadowing more experienced colleagues to participating in multi-disciplinary projects in both South Africa and other African countries. Your opportunity, Your choice!


What's in it for you?

We are committed to providing industry leading customer experience and acknowledge the relationship between this and how we invest in our people. We will recognise your contribution to the success of our organisation and will actively measure the value you add. This will be evident in how we manage and reward your performance as well as the competitive benefits you could be entitled to. It all depends on the programme you choose, plus one huge factor: you!


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