Standard Chartered

29 September 2008 - 2:46am
HTale

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.

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  • 24 May 2012 - 12:18pm
    • neyaz

    Hi everyone. Just got a mail informing me that i am through to the final interview which will be held in the same location as my second assessment. The final interview will be on 30th May, 2012 and it will be for 20 mins. Fingers crossed guys and as always, any advice will be greaty appreciated. :)


  • 21 May 2012 - 8:20am
    • neyaz

    Hi everyone, just wanted to share my experience regarding my second assessment. In total there were 3 candidates including myself, we started off by the interviewer giving us a case study and for us to come up with our ideas within a certain time limit, then we were told to discuss the ideas among ourselves and come to a common ground of understanding, again within a time limit. After that, we were told to wait outside the room and the interviewers will be calling us one person at a time so that we can give a presentation and discuss regarding any topics of the case study they wish to emphasis on. For that we were given 5 mins of preparation and 3 mins for the presentation.

    From my observation, i think they wanted to see how we perform as a team, if we are good in communicating, convincing, have patience and how to deal with criticizms, negativities and pressures.

    So there's my second assessment, hope it helps and also praying that i go through. Best of Luck to everyone. :)


  • 17 May 2012 - 10:31am
    • neyaz

    Hi BADOX, i too applied for CB Fast Track Prog. but i applied for Bangladesh. The procedures i went through are as follows:

    1.) I completed a number of online tests.
    2.) I got a call from a foreign number to book a date for my first assessment telephone interview (Which was on 1st May, 2012).
    3.) I got a mail on 2nd May, 2012 stating that my assessment along with my prior results were being under review and that i will get a mail stating my next step of action.
    4.) I got a mail on 15th May, 2012 stating that i have been shortlisted for the country evaluation for the Standard Chartered Bank, Fast Track Graduate – Consumer Banking, it also mentions my next level of assessment with date, time and venue.

    According to the site, after the first assessment, there will be a final interview (which i think is my next level of assessment) and the final decision will be given within 72 hours.

    Can anyone please advice me regarding what happens in the next assessment and what type of questions will be asked? my next assessment will be on 20th May, 2012 so any help will be greatly appreciated...Thanks


  • 17 May 2012 - 10:23am
    • neyaz

    Hi BADOX, i too applied for CB Fast Track Prog. but i applied for Bangladesh. The procedures i went through are as follows:

    1.) I completed a number of online tests.
    2.) I got a call from a foreign number to book a date for my first assessment telephone interview (Which was on 1st May, 2012).
    3.) I got a mail on 2nd May, 2012 stating that my assessment along with my prior results were being under review and that i will get a mail stating my next step of action.
    4.) I got a mail on 15th May, 2012 stating that i have been shortlisted for the country evaluation for the Standard Chartered Bank, Fast Track Graduate – Consumer Banking, it also mentions my next level of assessment with date, time and venue.

    According to the site, after the first assessment, there will be a final interview (which i think is my next level of assessment) and the final decision will be given within 72 hours.

    Can anyone please advice me regarding what happens in the next assessment and what type of questions will be asked? my next assessment will be on 20th May, 2012 so any help will be greatly appreciated...Thanks


  • 10 May 2012 - 11:03am
    • Windstruck

    Hey Moskies, congratz on the offer !!!

    I just applied to SCB IG program in singapore, where will be your office? I did the first test, no automatically rejection yet, does that mean I have passed it? It was logical reasoning, so it means there are 3 more to go? What are they? can you share some experiences in details? Thanks a lot !


  • 9 May 2012 - 5:26pm
    • BADOX

    Hello Guys,
    Anyone apply for the Kenya CB Fastrack Prog.? I just did my second round. Whats next on the process and when does the programme begin?


  • 8 May 2012 - 7:39pm
    • Moskies

    Hello,

    Just stumbled across this. I applied for the SCB IG program and went thru 4 tests and 9 interviews. N guess what, I just got an offer today. Below is FYI. Woohoo

    Dear,
     
    I am pleased to offer you a position as International Graduate -with Standard Chartered Bank.
    After receiving your acceptance, I will need you to collect you collect your hard copy of the offer letter along with your offer pack for your perusal.

    Please find below some additional joining information.

    Cnt show u the rest. Feel free to ask!!!


  • 8 May 2012 - 12:07pm
    • Ahmad00

    any updates?


  • 5 May 2012 - 4:33am
    • peterl

    This thread has been massively helpful in my application. The information provided here, with a little extra research outside, should be more than sufficient to prepare a prospective candidate in apply for one of the graduate trainee roles available.

    I received an offer for the Consumer Banking Fast Track a short while back, and I applied in early January, so for those still on the waitlist there should be a chance they might call you up still. You could always try contacting the communication center to check on your application status. All the best!


  • 18 May 2012 - 7:59am
    • HELP ME

    HI PeterL
    i also received my offer letter for the fast track programe in Zambia.
    what do you know about the programm?? is it as good as the IGP's and do we get to go to malaysia or singapore?
    please let me know any thing you about the programme, still trying to decide if i should take the offer.
    thanks

  • 3 May 2012 - 11:36am
    • Ahmad00

    Hello everyone, I have a problem, after i did my phone interview on the 20th of March, 5 days later the application status was updated to:Candidate Disposition: Successful after first assessment

    Thank you for attending the first assessment.

    We are pleased to inform you that you have been successful and we will be contacting you in due course via email with details of the next stage in the selection process.

    Please check this Communication Centre for regular status updates.

    Kind regards,

    Standard Chartered Talent Acquisition Team.

    but i did not hear from them till now!
    anyone can help me with this please?!


  • 3 May 2012 - 3:19pm
    • THER2408

    hello Ahmad00
    i aslo experienced the same problem but i remained hopeful that they will respond. i did my tel interview on 28 feb and they only called me for face to face on 03 April, i got feedback about the outcome two weeks later and got invited for another face to face three days later. so dont lose hope, some people have waited for months to be invited. i guess some countries respond quicker than others, but the waiting thing seems to be a problem. if u ask me im beginning to think its a strategy to get out of the way those who applied for the sake of applying and not because they were dying to work for them. my advice is that u dont give up hope. Good luck

  • 3 May 2012 - 12:22pm
    • Idosa

    I have the exact same problem like you Ahmedoo
    Which country and which position did you apply for ?

  • 30 April 2012 - 12:23am
    • THER2408

    hi everyone
    does anyone know how many interviews one has to go through before final selection is made? im due for an interview mid may,not sure if its the final interview. havent done AC yet. they couldnt tell me if the upcoming interview includes AC. this will be the third interview for me. by the way i apllied for IGP HR.


  • 23 April 2012 - 11:24pm
    • kagumo sapi

    I stumbled across this forum, im hoping that i can get some advice, i was successful on my tel interview and i had been waiting to be invited, then something weird happened recently, when i logged in on my profile, instead of saying that successful through the tel interview blah blah blah about waiting to be invited to be invited to the next stage, it now says:

    Thank you for attending your recent final assessment with us.

    Your application is currently under review and we will be contacting you in due course via email.

    Please check the Communication Centre for regular status updates.

    Kind regards,

    Standard Chartered Talent Acquisition Team.

    This is just weird, i never attended the final assessment, so im just wondering if anybody has experienced this or may have some insights.

    By the way i applied for IGP -CB Uganda and im currently in the UK. For a supposedly top tier international bank this is very disappointing


  • 13 June 2012 - 2:56pm
    • Masindi

    the

  • 2 May 2012 - 7:18pm
    • THER2408

    hello @kagumo sapi#17
    im experiencing the same problem u experience some time ago. when i log into my profile it says:

    Candidate Disposition: Under review

    Thank you for attending your recent final assessment with us.

    Your application is currently under review and we will be contacting you in due course via email.

    Please check the Communication Centre for regular status updates.

    Kind regards,

    Standard Chartered Talent Acquisition Team.

    the weird thing is i am due to attend the final assessment on may 16th, and even more weird, it shows that i applied for consumer bank fast track program while i actually applied for HR,i sent them an email via contact us link and if they dont respond soon i will call Head of HR in my country.Did you manage to resolve your problem by the way?

  • 15 April 2012 - 8:20pm
    • Neslihan

    Zippers in return I can possibly help finding you a psychologist, i have a friend works in hospital. I think u really need one!!!


  • 15 April 2012 - 7:08pm
    • zipper22

    Wot da hells wrong with you neslihan "oh pls help me I'm entitled to your help I deserve it even though ive done nothing in return". why do u think u are entitled


  • 14 April 2012 - 9:24pm
    • Neslihan

    Hi all,

    I have a telephone interview on monday. I applied for UEA International Graduate Programme, Group Internal Audit. What questions were u guys asked?
    Help please :)


  • 7 April 2012 - 7:09pm
    • zipper22

    Good luck blogger hope to see you in KL. are you African?


  • 4 April 2012 - 7:09am
    • zipper22

    Wuz jus showing afrikan pride for my peoPle, nothing wrong with datt I spose

    Wuss up my people's here at standard chartered who will be joining me in sept 2012 the year of greatness and prosperity ? Who haz passd da AC besides me and received dee
    Offer


  • 1 April 2012 - 7:13pm
    • daviesg

    Dear Zipper22,

    I think your posts are being a bit racist and very out of place for this fourm. If you can't write properly or put anything none offensive to this dicussion please do not post or I will report you.

    Kind Regards,
    :)


  • 1 April 2012 - 6:17pm
    • zipper22

    "Standard Charter"
    That's all goodluck sir I know you will never make it here

    HOLLA HOLLA IT'S MURDAA IF U GETTIN MONEY THEN THROW YA HANDZ UP MOTHAFUKKKAZZZZZZZ WHERE MA NIJERIAS AT WE'RE MA KENYA'S AT WHERE MA ZIMBAWAEANS AT WHERE ALL DA AFRIKAS AT IN SA BUILDING WHO BE THROWIN COCAINE MONEY AT DEM BTCHES AT SA CLUBS ANS MAKING IT RAINNNN NNNNNN ON DEM WOMEN AND DA BITCHES


  • 1 April 2012 - 5:14pm
    • parsely

    Hi Zipper22,

    If your not going to offer any useful information about Standard Charter, then you might as well go clean some washrooms yourself.

    For all that matter, I hope you do well in your graduate position, your attitude will certainly shine out and your innovative ideas for colleagues will show your "team working" skills.

    Regards

    Parsely


  • 1 April 2012 - 3:52pm
    • zipper22

    Parsley I told u, a job cleaning washrooms is not a graduate position. Go on now


  • 1 April 2012 - 11:12am
    • parsely

    Hi Ziiper22,

    Thanks for the update, I see on the other post you made you've already got an offer from International Graduate Programme. What are you doing on this thread then? I guess either your lying or you simply are quite sadistic that you need to trawl through wikijob to find some people that are still looking for roles in order to feel good about yourself. Well, good luck with that.

    Oh by the way, I have a graduate role already, this summer internship application is just an addition for this summer. I just want some experience in this sector.

    Regards

    Parsely


  • 1 April 2012 - 4:26am
    • zipper22

    lol u got rejected

    but DO NOT worry, I hear they hiring janitorrz and I need personally someone to shine my shoe. I'll pay you 5 euros , parsley. but wait those euros are worthless soon so take my offer quick before the SoGen collapses haahaah


  • 29 March 2012 - 5:15pm
    • parsely

    Hi
    I've applied to Transaction banking Internship in London on the 1st March. I'e received nothing yet.
    Does anyone know how long they get back to you?

    Or if your applying for an internship, when they have had an interview/assessment centre.


  • 29 March 2012 - 8:54am
    • zipper22

    Hello any updates?


  • 25 March 2012 - 6:44pm
    • zipper22

    The international grad program was due march 1 wen did u apply


  • 25 March 2012 - 6:41am
    • KTYM

    I applied for the international graduate program and I only received this email. I tried to check the site but there is no option to take any test. Anyone else encountered this?

    "Thank you for registering with us and for your interest in Standard Chartered.

    We receive a considerable number of applications from all over the world and regret that we cannot personally interview each applicant. Places are limited and we recommend you complete your application as soon as possible.

    The first step of the application process is to complete your detailed application form and then you will be invited to a series of online tests prior to the personal interview rounds. The whole online application process takes approximately 3 hours if all the tests are completed.

    Please check the Communication Centre for regular status updates."


  • 25 March 2012 - 12:44am
    • naijerriver

    OH SO HAPPIE TODAE!


  • 24 March 2012 - 7:36am
    • zipper22

    Cumonn let's get assessment centre!!!!!yesssaaaaaaaaa goaaaaallllllll


  • 24 March 2012 - 8:23am
    • Idosa

    Hi zipper22,
    Did u receive the invitation to the assesment centre ?

  • 23 March 2012 - 5:15am
    • katumbo

    @Idosa also applied kenya fast track graduate passed first assessment then went for oral with hr.how long does it take to get feedback though it's only been a week am tense coz wasn't at my best? What did you apply for specifically?


  • 23 March 2012 - 8:22am
    • Idosa

    I applied for the same program my friend but I don't live in kenya ay the current time.

  • 23 March 2012 - 5:15am
    • katumbo

    @Idosa also applied kenya fast track graduate passed first assessment then went for oral with hr.how long does it take to get feedback though it's only been a week am tense coz wasn't at my best? What did you apply for specifically?


  • 23 March 2012 - 5:14am
    • katumbo

    @Idosa also applied kenya fast track graduate passed first assessment then went for oral with hr.how long does it take to get feedback though it's only been a week am tense coz wasn't at my best? What did you apply for specifically?


  • 23 March 2012 - 4:05am
    • zipper22

    Just finish first round, went gr8, going full steam ahead


  • 23 March 2012 - 5:07am
    • Idosa

    You mean the phone interview or the assessment centre ?

  • 22 March 2012 - 7:50am
    • zipper22

    Any one get assessment centre yet? Would appreciate some more activity and voices heard, brothers and sisters!


  • 22 March 2012 - 11:01am
    • Idosa

    No not yet actually
    I passed the first assessment 2 weeks ago
    But still did not get any response
    How about you when did you Finnish your first assessment ?

  • 21 March 2012 - 4:19am
    • naijerriver

    Candidate Disposition: Successful after first assessment

    Thank you for attending the first assessment.

    We are pleased to inform you that you have been successful and we will be contacting you in due course via email with details of the next stage in the selection process.

    Please check this Communication Centre for regular status updates.

    ---

    just completed d phone interview, does this mean i will be going to next round? or is "first assessment" the online tests dat we did


  • 13 March 2012 - 2:04pm
    • katumbo

    Questions are ussualy standard across all countries.read everything in this from first post also this link www.naijahotjobs.com/f36/standard-chartered-bank-2012-international-graduate-programme-84550/index32.html and this www.wikijob.co.uk/forum/investment-banking-financial-services/standard-chartered-telephone-interview-international-gra this should provide you all you need then to your second query you at the first assessment.all the best if everything is shoot


  • 13 March 2012 - 2:04pm
    • katumbo

    Questions are ussualy standard across all countries.read everything in this from first post also this link www.naijahotjobs.com/f36/standard-chartered-bank-2012-international-graduate-programme-84550/index32.html and this www.wikijob.co.uk/forum/investment-banking-financial-services/standard-chartered-telephone-interview-international-gra this should provide you all you need then to your second query you at the first assessment.all the best if everything is shoot


  • 13 March 2012 - 12:00pm
    • tahaahmed

    hello ive applied for Group internal auditors in Dubai, after doing the numerical, talent and essay tests, they called me and scheduled me for an interview over the phone tomorrow, im kind of lost on what will be the questions based, in which stage of recruitment am i in now ? could you please give me some tips on what do i expect tomorrow?what after this stage ? how many rounds do i have to go? thnx


  • 14 March 2012 - 5:36pm
    • Idosa

    After this stage you will face a group excercise and a face to face interview
    But I think candidates have to travel to them

  • 14 March 2012 - 5:30pm
    • Idosa

    Hi taha, I am idosa from kenya
    I applied for dubai also but for a different program
    How was your interview ?
    Where are you from ?

  • 9 March 2012 - 7:11am
    • zipper22

    Wow I cannot apply to more than one position per school term, I cannot apply to anything else, f***