Standard Chartered

29 September 2008 - 2:46am

Good news on the application front; I've been contacted by Standard Chartered, and they're going to confirm a time and date for first round interview. Given that there's little about the application process, I'll be using this thread to note down some of the questions I got, hopefully for posterity. Extremely apprehensive about having to speak Arabic in my thick North African accent.

Once again, I'd just like to extend my thanks to redsuperted for clearing up that second question for me! First ever first round interview (other internship was really through networking), so it's almost certainly not going to be plain sailing.

Watch this space for more info.

Latest comments

  • 8 January 2014 - 3:47pm
    • neyaz

    Sorry for the late reply.

    The next stage for me involved going to the local head office where I along with other shortlisted candidates were given a case study which we had to discuss and come to a decision within a time frame.

    After that, had to do a presentation and another one to one interview before being called for the final interview with the Head of Consumer Bank

    Basically they just want to see how you perform as a team player, how you can handle criticism and responsibility.

    If you have any further question, or require more assistance, please do knock me :)

  • 25 December 2013 - 5:55am
    • neyaz


    From what you said, I think chances are more that you might have to give an online presentation, perhaps through skype. But i did know some people from London UK, who had to fly to Africa for their presentation. So it's quite uncertain how exactly you will be approached.

    In the mean time, just go through the financial report given to you and look at it from a manager's point of view. Think that you are the head of a company and this is your company's financial report. As a head, what will you be looking for? what do you understand? how does it impact you? and where do you think you can improve?

    I would like to discuss further with you. Please note down my following contacts and do add me.

    1) email: [email protected]
    2) Skype: mohammed.neyaz.shaheed

    Looking forward to talk with you :)

  • 28 December 2013 - 2:37pm
    • nmurisa

    Hey neyaz

    I take it you went thru SC recruitment process up to the offer stage. I have applied for the IGP and I have done my online case study and I am now waiting for details for the next stage which is a Business Discussion. Can you share your experiences for this stage. What exactly is involved? What type of questions do they ask and how can I prepare for them? Is a Business Discussion the same as a panel interview?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  • 23 December 2013 - 6:44am
    • neyaz

    Dear Moshin,

    Sorry for the late reply. It's been a while since i was active here. The best preparation tool i would suggest would be for you to study GMAT and/or GRE.
    In my case, the online tests and case studies were all multiple choice questions.
    After the online tests, i was called to the local head office for my case study. There, i had to compete with other shortlisted candidates. We had to do some team based work, individual presentation and another one to one interview. Mostly they want to see how you are as a team player and how you plan on solving and/or approaching any particular problem.

    If there's any more thing i can help you with, please do not hesitate to inform me :)

    By the way, which country are you applying for?

  • 23 December 2013 - 10:25am
    • s.mohsin87

    Thank you for taking time out to reply. :)

    I have applied for Pakistan- coverage and corporate finance IG programme. Since I am currently working in Saudi Arab, they gave me a link to proceed to the case study online as I am not available in the country I chose (which is my home country). They have been very co-operative in facilitating me as much as they can.

    I did my case study yesterday on the 22th. I was very nervous about the case before but finally got the guts to do it :P It went fine and was more scenario based multiple choice case study where I was given a role of a manager and I had to respond to a lot of queries of people from different departments. Basically they were checking how I would respond to different scenarios and sometimes would require additional information as to why I have chosen that answer. Yes, it was tricky as they were judging me on many current issues that people face these days. They made it as if I was replying to emails on MS outlook and had many different documents attached for me to conclude an answer.

    Yes I need some help on moving forward to the next step. The current email from Scb say " Thank you for completing the Case Study. We will evaluate your collective results and will contact you shortly regarding the next steps. As indicated this was one of three activities that make up the final assessment stage. There will be a presentation that you need to prepare for and information on when and what to prepare for will be communicated with you shortly. " They have provided me with the half year financial report of 2013 to get familiar with the company's current performance. the Presentation will be a video conference I think. I want to ask how should I go about preparing for the presentation and business activity. I have given many presentations before but mainly in my university level :) this would be difficult and also that too on video conference.
    I just hope I can do well and try to go ahead.

  • 20 February 2013 - 1:03am
    • lionheart18

    hey guys any update on your application?

  • 5 February 2013 - 6:04am
    • lionheart18


    Got the same email.. what happened to your application?

  • 9 January 2013 - 1:23pm
    • Tim Rooke

    Can anyone recommend a website or publication that contains information about SC - for the interview process?

  • 9 January 2013 - 11:07am
    • TMP87

    Hi guys! Its one week now since I had my telephone interview and I was told I will get a response within 5 days. I got a response after 2 days which states that:

    'We are pleased to inform your completed application including your telephone interview and online assessments are currently being reviewed as part of the selection process.
    We will be contacting you via email in due course with details of the next steps.'

    Does this mean that I am successful in my telephone interview and qualified for the next stage? Is this the same message everyone gets if successful at the tel interview stage?
    Please tell me guys because I am very curios...

  • 18 February 2013 - 1:55pm
    • lish

    Hi TMP87

    I am in Zimbabwe and currently on the same status quo as yourself, its been over a month now and i am still waitng for them to inform on the details of the next step, will keep in touch if i here anything you do the same.

  • 5 February 2013 - 6:03am
    • lionheart18

    got the same email. what happened to your application?

  • 8 January 2013 - 1:21am
    • ihancoco

    Hi everyone! I've applied for the SCB IGP wholesale banking, coverage and corporate finance - I've just been asked to return to the country that I've applied to for the final assessment! Has anyone taken the final assessment yet? Has anyone applied to Taiwan here? Or CCF? :)

  • 6 January 2013 - 8:07am
    • babashiro

    i applied for the CB fast track programme in kenya and i was told to schedule for final interview on the communication centre but it was not possible. i rung the kenyan offices and got posistive results.

    The assessment centre will be done on third and fourth week of january 2013 for the kenyan fast track programme.

  • 29 March 2013 - 8:04pm
    • Eveomo

    Hey. Were you successful? How was the final interview?

  • 4 December 2012 - 8:36am
    • layorh

    hey guys, anybody got some news from stan chart after the telephone interviews?...seems the entire interview process has changed and its taken a lot longer time...any useful information will be much appreciated....waiting..!!

  • 18 February 2013 - 1:56pm
    • lish

    Hi layorh, have you heard anything yet after the telephone interview, please inform as soon as they get in touch with you

  • 18 November 2012 - 5:40pm
    • jahuss

    as far as I know no one here in London has got past the telephone interview stage as of yet so can't really tell you anything about after telephone stage

  • 17 November 2012 - 10:32am
    • layorh

    @andy..I applied for the financial markets role under whosale banking...after close to 3 weeks, i got a feedback for the telephone interviews and i wanta know if anybody on the forum has some ideas as to how to tackle the next stage of the interview process...which is an online business case study..sounds scary...a bit!!

  • 5 February 2013 - 8:46am
    • jobseeker339

    layorh, I assume you've had your final interviews already. Would you mind sharing your experience with us? Thanks in advance.

  • 16 November 2012 - 11:56pm
    • jahuss


    what position and location have you applied to?

  • 16 November 2012 - 4:27am
    • jobapplicant99

    anyone from singapore here? I just finished my aptitude test 15min ago but i havent had any email.. does it mean i failed?

  • 13 November 2012 - 9:08pm
    • layorh

    anybody got a feedback after the telephone interview?...i heard the next stage is an online business case study...but i just wanta confirm...

  • 6 November 2012 - 4:10pm
    • layorh

    guys...its looking like forever...i am just asking again...has anybody heard back from Standard Chartered after the telephone interviews?...the lady told me they will get back to me after 5 working days...and its long past that and I have not heard a thing...I hope its not going to be bad news...taking forever...

  • 31 October 2012 - 1:33pm
    • jahuss65


    I assume it is a new process. I know quite a few people who have been waiting similar sort of time as me.

  • 31 October 2012 - 3:57am
    • layorh

    Thanks @jahuss65, I saw you actually completed your telephone interview about two weeks ago, so have you heard back from them?....also I got to this stage last and got the result for the telephone interview within 2-3days....!! this the new strategy for the selection process?....will be wating to hear from you..thanks for the information anyways..

  • 31 October 2012 - 3:59am
    • layorh

    *also i got to this stage last year..

  • 30 October 2012 - 7:10pm
    • jahuss65


    they say it is 5 working days but it's actually once they have completed all telephone interviews which should be in the next few days. Will hear back early to mid november

  • 30 October 2012 - 9:25am
    • layorh

    hi guys...has anybody heard back from SCB after the telephone interview?...and how many days does it take to get a feedback from as per the telephone interview...I really do hate to wait!

  • 29 October 2012 - 2:31am
    • jaunty

    I applied for the IGP - Wholesale Banking. After completing the Wave Focus Test, I was told my results were being reviewed. 2 days later, I was sent a rejection letter and that my application will be reviewed for the alternate programmes. 3 days after that, I got another email saying my Wave results were being reviewed for Wholesale Banking. Now I'm just confused or perhaps, cautiously optimistic.

  • 17 October 2012 - 7:21am
    • babashiro

    the interviewer told me to wait between 5 and 11 days from 3rd and am yet to hear from them any body who has progressed from the telephone interview

  • 16 October 2012 - 11:22am
    • ArsenalFC


    has any body gotten a response after the online abstract reasoning tests for the 2012/2013 I.G programs in any of the countries? U know at times u might just be waiting without knowing that others av completed the processes. Plss keep me posted.. Cheers

  • 13 October 2012 - 10:27pm
    • jahuss65


    I completed my telephone interview this week. I'm not quite sure what the pass mark is but there is quite a few people who are at the same stage as you so don't worry because not everyone getting through will go all the way so you may still be invited to go further.

  • 13 October 2012 - 10:18pm
    • Chenxi Feng

    who can tell me what does this mean?

    We are pleased to inform your completed application including your
    telephone interview and online assessments are currently being
    reviewed as part of the selection process.

    We will be contacting you via email in due course with details of the
    next steps.

  • 13 October 2012 - 9:00am
    • hbee

    @jahuss. Wow.. Though I received a mail today titled Application update telling me my test is currently reviewed( who also received such??), so how long I'm I gonna wait and wats the automatic pass mark??? Thanks 4 d insight anyway. Wat stage are you now

  • 12 October 2012 - 3:29pm
    • jahuss65


    There is an automatic pass mark which if you exceed then you get the next test. If you don't reach that mark then your application will be on hold until enough people fail at interviews etc so more canddiates are required.

  • 12 October 2012 - 12:50pm
    • hbee

    Hi all

    Can anyhow tell me how long it takes to get a feedback after each online assessment. I've done my numericals and yet to get any info..

    Thank u

  • 10 October 2012 - 9:41pm
    • jahuss65


    It's competency based so have some examples, can't remember exactly what my competencies were about. The rest is about you, and why you chose SCB etc

  • 10 October 2012 - 5:13pm
    • Moqiu

    Hi Can you please speak through the phone interview process

  • 10 October 2012 - 8:10am
    • babashiro

    did my phone interview on third and am yet to hear from them.

    it was a simple one but mine is for the CB fast track programme in kenya

  • 9 October 2012 - 5:30pm
    • Moqiu

    Hi Can someone please speak through the next step. Ive done the finalization of my application. So passed everything. Im guessing telephon e interview next. Please can someone speak through the interview

    Im based in the UK.

  • 9 October 2012 - 5:29pm
    • Moqiu

    Hi Can someone please speak through the next step. Ive done the finalization of my application. So passed everything. Im guessing telephon e interview next. Please can someone speak through the interview

    Im based in the UK.

  • 8 October 2012 - 4:01pm
    • jahuss65


    The interviewer told me that should hear back in a week, so you should hear back from them soon. I'm from UK. you?

  • 8 October 2012 - 1:46pm
    • babashiro

    i did the phone interview last week. you are from which country

  • 5 October 2012 - 6:49pm
    • jahuss65

    @ babashiro

    you've done a telephone interview too? how did it go? was it competency based? Most people I know are just getting to the telephone interview stage now including me so you may have to wait until more candidates are assessed

  • 5 October 2012 - 12:11pm
    • babashiro

    does this mean i am in for the next stage

    We are pleased to inform your completed application including your telephone interview and online assessments are currently being reviewed as part of the selection process.

    We will be contacting you via email in due course with details of the next steps.

  • 13 October 2012 - 10:10pm
    • Chenxi Feng

    I had the same status with yours. I do not know what he means

  • 3 October 2012 - 12:14pm
    • nika12

    Hi all,
    I have a similar concern aer1989. I got an invite for the numerical aptitude test (test 2) in less than 2 hours of submitting my logical test. But, it's been more than 5 days now that I have received an update from Stan chart yet. Could someone let me know if you have got an invite for further test/interviews?

  • 25 September 2012 - 7:39pm
    • aer1989

    i am wondering how long it takes usually for SCB to get back to ur online assessment result? I completed the numerical test about 2 days ago but has yet to receive anything...... so is wondering if I should take that as a rejection?

  • 21 September 2012 - 12:06pm
    • Moqiu

    Hi anyone know what the assessment procedure so i know test 1 is ap test test 2 numerical what happens after?

  • 21 September 2012 - 10:38pm
    • neyaz

    If you do well, then you will be called for a phone interview