When applying for a role at Standard Life, we’ll ask a little about you and your current situation to support your application. This will likely form some of the conversation if you secure an interview.

You will also have the opportunity to attach some documents. We’d recommend attaching a CV and cover letter, allowing you to explain to us about your experience, qualifications and why you feel this role is an ideal fit for you.

For some roles we may also ask you to complete online testing to confirm your suitability for the position.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide feedback on your application if not successful at this stage.


Selection process

If successful through the application stage, you will either have an initial phone or video interview or be invited directly to a face-to-face interview to meet us.

Most of our interviews are competency based, where you’ll be asked to provide examples of situations you’ve experienced, whether these be in the workplace or in your personal life. It’s advantageous to have a think about some examples you’d like to discuss in advance. We may also ask some technical questions relevant to the position.

Depending on the role you are applying for, there may be an additional exercise alongside the interview. We will provide you with details of this in advance if applicable.



Upon the completion of all interviews, we’ll contact you to let you know the outcome as soon as we can.

If successful in securing a role, we’ll let you know by phone initially to discuss the full package we offer and answer any questions you may have. We will then issue you with a conditional contract of employment which is subject to a range of pre-employment checks before becoming unconditional (we’ll explain these in more detail at the time).

If you are not successful through the application stage, we’ll let you know either by phone or email and be more than open to providing you with feedback to explain why. We’d welcome further applications in the future and recommend signing up for job alerts via our Careers portal so you are the first to hear of roles that match your skillset.