Development

From gaining knowledge to gaining recognition, it’s your development, your way.

“Just five years ago less than 0.5% of our workforce were under 25 years old. It’s now 8%. It’s a remarkable change for Standard Life and we have really benefited from bringing young people into the business as school leavers, apprentices, interns and graduates. A fresh perspective, focus and a drive to always deliver to an excellent standard can be seen in all of our young people. And their ambition and energy makes them highly valuable employees. At Standard Life we are committed to developing our talent and I am proud of how our young workforce continues to develop and make an impact in the business.” – Sandy Begbie, Early Careers Executive sponsor

 

Our goal is to attract, develop and retain the very best talent. We pride ourselves on it. Building experience through cooperation and collaboration. Structured development programmes. Using technology in learning. These are all the core parts of your development journey with us. We also have a real sense of community with support and guidance from your mentor. Several programmes include study and exams that lead to professional qualifications. And there’s the opportunity to contribute to charity and community projects too.

Our philosophy of graduate development is based on four key pillars;

Business understanding, Personal development, Career management, Leadership

We include a mix of face-to-face learning and development, technology based interventions and opportunities to hear from many of our senior leaders. The combination is a potent one. One that will enable you to develop on a personal and professional level while empowering you to take control of your career.


“I have been given excellent support and development opportunities in my 11 months within Customer Operations. From buddying up at day one with a current grad to consistent coaching 1 to 1s with my stream head and managers it is clear that support is central to the graduate scheme.” – Jamie Moore