Standard Life is a leading provider of long term savings and investments to around 6 million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life has around 9,000 employees internationally.
The Standard Life group includes savings and investments businesses, which operate across its UK, Canadian and European markets; corporate pensions and benefits businesses in the UK and Canada; Standard Life Investments, a global investment manager; and its Chinese and Indian Joint Venture businesses.
Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 1.5 million individual shareholders in over 50 countries around the world.
We have a strong heritage in technology through our innovative market developments, such as the Wrap and LifeLens platforms and also from our forward thinking approach to our service oriented architecture.
How IT is used within the company:
We all now live in the digital age, where speed, accuracy and convenience inform, validate and determine the products and services we use. Technology is a tremendous leveller, as well as enabler, in terms of the types of product and services that providers in financial services can offer. We use technology wisely, in ways that live up to our brand values: easy, predictable, beneficial and responsible. This covers platforms which allow our customer segments to deal with us more effectively and also internal systems which enable our staff to work more productively.
We also have many other IT systems within our company covering a latitude of task e.g processing applications, making/receiving payments, procuring services, people & payroll management, Finance services etc.
Careers at Standard Life:
There are a wide range of technology related roles within our company. You can access these through links on our corporate website (http://www.standardlife.com/careers/index.html) or respond to any advertising which is carried out with a wide range of provides and on job boards.
In addition we have other routes into the company via a mixture of job placements, graduate schemes and commercial leadership programmes.
Within Standard Life, we are also keen to encourage training and development for our staff and have a mix of programmes providing skills and leadership development. Movement around the company is also encouraged.
Sector: Financial Services