As a leading Africa-focused financial services group, and an innovative player on the global stage, Standard Bank Offshore offers a multitude of career-enhancing opportunities within the world of banking.
With a footprint that stretches from Jersey and the Isle of Man, to as far and wide as Africa and Mauritius, and clients ranging from individuals and businesses of all sizes to high-net-worth families and large multinational corporates and institutions, roles transcend those typically associated with the traditional banking organisation. From marketing to innovation, corporate affairs, compliance, HR and graduate and internship programmes, the breadth of roles is vast, and varies from entry level through to senior across many of its functions – perfect for individuals looking to either enhance, change, or kick-start their career. Rebecca Gorin, Resourcing Partner at Standard Bank Offshore, explains how the banking group champions employee empowerment through continued investment in its workforce’s personal and professional growth.
‘As Resourcing Partner, I manage the recruitment activity across three of our offshore locations – Jersey, the Isle of Man and Mauritius. As the bank continues to grow, so do the number of roles we are recruiting for. A typical day therefore involves attending interviews, reviewing applications, attending briefings with hiring managers and direct sourcing on LinkedIn.
‘I joined the bank three years ago – and the biggest stand out for me was its collaborative culture. Colleagues are regularly kept up to date with the group’s overarching business strategy, its financial performance and given the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on a regular basis. Our Senior Management team are also very approachable, readily available, and welcome challenge and feedback – which is unique for an organisation of this size.
‘What really makes Standard Bank stand out is its people, and how the bank looks after them – making it a diverse, inclusive, and rewarding place to work. The Offshore group employs over 400 people, located across five jurisdictions – yet it feels like a tight knit family. Alongside our competitive employee package, we host regular social activities and staff events, as well as lunch and mingle dates that give colleagues the opportunity to get together away from work and have some fun, whilst building new relationships with co-workers they wouldn’t usually see on a day-to-day basis.
‘With a continued drive to succeed in its marketplaces, our priority is to build a workforce of client-focused individuals who are digitally savvy and possess a mindset for driving change. The bank therefore places huge emphasis on empowering its people in career development and continually looks to provide colleagues with the opportunity to enhance their career through internal mobility, secondment schemes and bank-funded learning and development initiatives. We also offer a range of opportunities for those in the early stages of their career, including a wide selection of graduate and internship programmes each year.
‘We definitely ‘walk the walk’, and in 2022 over 45% of our vacancies were filled internally – a figure we strive to beat this year. By doing this we give our people the chance to pivot and advance, as well as opening up opportunities for new people to join the bank and our team in the roles that the internal moves create.
‘If you’re a potential candidate, my advice is to invest time in crafting your CV. The recruitment market is highly competitive, so it’s crucial to make yourself stand out from the pack. A well-structured and concise CV that highlights your key information can help hiring managers quickly understand your strengths and potential. I’d also recommend creating a LinkedIn profile that showcases your experience and personality as it’s a great way to get noticed by recruiters. Many hiring professionals use LinkedIn to search for talent, so having a well-crafted profile can help you seize any opportunities that come your way.’
Resourcing Partner at Standard Bank Offshore
Did you attend University?
Yes, Liverpool John Moores
What did you want to be when you were 8 year’s old?
A professional athlete
What is your Favourite way to relax?
In front of the TV watching a movie and eating chocolate!
Where is the best place to eat in Jersey?
What is your most treasured possession?
A bracelet with my little boy’s name on it – was given to me for Mother’s day one year and I’ve not taken it off since!
Discover career opportunities at Standard Bank Offshore by visiting: www.standardbank.com/sbg/standard-bank-group/careers.