At Standard Bank we value diversity

We value diverse ways of thinking; forward thinkers with a passion for innovation. Being willing to learn, unlearn and relearn at a great pace to remain relevant is vital.

Adapting to change is one of the most important attributes that CA(SA)s will need in our digital age.

Building the future is exciting and fun, but it isn’t easy. We are looking for innovators, not spectators - challenge seekers who are motivated by constant transformation, growth and life-long learning.

We recognize that every trainee’s career path is different. That is why, through our rotation planning process, we ensure you obtain experiences and exposure that will build you into a future ready CA(SA).

Standard Bank is passionate about growing our people, and we are passionate about growing you. Choose Standard Bank to explore your potential and challenge the norm to become a creative, ground-breaking business leader and a CA(SA) of the future.

Key qualifications: Completed or completing SAICA-accredited Certificate in the
- Theory of Accounting,
- Honours (HNS) in Accounting
- Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA) or equivalent.

Citizenship: South African

Duration: 36 months

Applications open from 15 February to 15 June 2021

For any further information please contact Ziyaad Khan | [email protected]


Being part of the Standard Bank CA(SA) programme gave me the foundation to build my brand and direction on the kind of professional I aspire to be. I rotated in different business units which equipped me with different skill sets that I can take further in my career. What stood out the most for me was the support from fellow colleagues which made the transition from varsity to the corporate world easier.

Bertie Van Zyl


By rotating throughout the Group I gained an invaluable view of the banking sector. Rotations were diverse, with everything from Budgeting to client facing meetings and building models in CIB, which taught me to be resilient and highly adaptable. The highlight of my programme was a 6 month rotation in our UK Wealth International business, which is also the team am I joining after my articles

Our people
Our Chartered Accounting CA(SA) graduate programme will help you gain the essential financial management skills, commercial exposure and leadership capabilities needed to further a stellar career.




How will the process unfold?

Apply online

You need only apply once by clicking the link below.
Create an account and complete your application.
Upload your CV, transcripts and identity document
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If you pass our first screening we will invite you to interview with our business. The interview will be arranged at one of our regional offices, or via webinar.
We may ask you back for a further interview or psychometric assessments.


If you are successful at the interview stage, you will be invited to an Assessment Centre, which will take place at our Global Leadership Centre..
You will be asked to prepare a presentation based on a case study, participate in interviews and team exercises.
You will also have the opportunity to network with some of our senior business representatives.
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