Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered is headquartered in London, but around 90 per cent of its profits come from Africa, Asia and the Middle East as of 2012. Its name is derived from the two banks from which it was formed in a merger in 1969: The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, and Standard Bank of British South Africa.
Standard Chartered is committed to nurturing the unique abilities of its employees at the bank.
'We are constantly on the lookout for the best and brightest to help build our leadership pipeline,' says Edward Hayes, regional head, talent acquisition - Northeast Asia, Standard Chartered Bank. 'The expo enables us to connect with prospective candidates across various different disciplines and backgrounds.'
Hayes says the two-way dialogue offered at the expo helps candidates understand employers' values and cultures, and allows employers to observe how a job seeker might fit in.
'As part of an ongoing effort to build a solid pipeline to our future management, all our major lines of business - the Wholesale Bank, the Consumer Bank - as well as our middle and back office functions, are recruiting,' says Hayes.
He adds that a considerable number of fresh graduates are hired every year through the firm's suite of graduate programmes. These provide fast-track opportunities for ambitious young talent who are geared up for challenges and assignments.
'Our selection process is carefully designed to identify abilities, and ensure that the best people are chosen for the available roles,' says Hayes.
He adds that newly recruited graduates are given real responsibilities, and held accountable early in their careers.
'We support them via induction activities, team projects, job rotations, and mentoring,' says Hayes.