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Title:  VELOCITY - Strategic Functions Co-op and Internships - Winter 2021




Requisition ID: 89685


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.



Velocity Strategic Functions, Intern Development Program

4-Month Internship (January-April 2021)



Recruitment Timelines: 

Deadline to Apply: October 30, 2020

Video Interview and Plum Assessment: October 30, 2020


Why work for Scotiabank?

Scotiabank is among the largest banks in the world and the most international bank in Canada. We are powered by our 100,000 high-performing (and awesome) teammates who make a real difference across the globe as a leading provider of advice, products, digital experiences, and financial services. Together with our Digital Factories around the world, we are dedicated to helping our 25 million customers become better-off.


This is a place where you’ll get to learn and develop your skills, while being recognized for your hard work. At Scotiabank, we’re passionate about bringing our whole selves to work, allowing us to create inclusive work environments for everyone to enjoy. Say hello to a career at Scotiabank.


Who Are We?


In Strategic Functions, we support all business-units at Scotiabank in a variety of ways. What ARE the Strategic Functions you may ask? They include Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Global Risk Management and Strategy (a little bit of everything). We are a crucial part of the organization because these functions allow all parts of the bank to continue working together in a perfect ecosystem.


Think of us as one of the few places where you can get front-office, mid-office, and back-office exposure all in the same place – pretty cool!


What Can I Expect from the Velocity Strategic Functions Program?


Let us be the first to tell you, this is not your average internship or co-op! This is a customized experience that focuses on providing you with the development and tools you need to grow your career. In Velocity Strategic Functions, you will gain exposure to multiple business lines across the Strategic Functions of the bank by having a customized plan for your internship. Yes, you read that correctly, a customized plan for YOU. After successfully completing your first co-op or internship with us, we will work with you to establish a learning and mentorship plan that also outlines your next placement with us! Through returning for multiple terms in our program, you will get to learn, grow and experiment within different parts of our Strategic Functions ecosystem and have a clearer view of the business line you hope to join upon graduation.


The different business lines to launch your career in:


Marketing, Communications, and Human Resources:

Are you someone who enjoys being in a creative space or are passionate about relationship building?

Do you envision yourself working in a collaborative and curios environment where you can create impact? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!


Finance, Accounting, and Audit:

Are excel sheets your best friend? Do you enjoy utilizing your problem-solving skills to crack the hardest of problems? Do you enjoy creating innovative ideas to elevate current processes? Are you someone who is analytically driven and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!


Corporate Security:

Do you want to work in an environment that is constantly changing? Are you someone who is curious and have a keen interest in criminology? Do you have a background in IT and want to use your programming skills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!


Global Risk Management:

Are you someone who is fascinated with the financial market and the complexities that come with the risks associated to it? Are you someone who wants exposure to an opportunity that will allow you to combine your soft and technical skills? Is working in an environment that is changing day to day a dream of yours? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!


Customer Insights and Data Analytics (CIDA)

Do you like messy, unstructured data? Does the idea of creating order out of chaos excite you? Do you obsess over the next best model which can predict things better than before? But more importantly, are you someone who has a genuine passion for data analysis and want to use your innovative skills to re-invent things? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!



Qualifications/ Requirements:


This program is for students that want to be leaders one day. You have a passion for being curious, creative, innovative and think outside the box! You thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing environment and want to be a part of something BIG. You love to learn and envision yourself working for an international organization that will invest in your future.


How To Apply:


For students, we are focused on learning about who you are and what you’re interested in to uncover your true potential.  In short, we don’t believe resumes will provide us with an accurate depiction of what you’re truly about to properly assess your potential.  Instead we want to get to know YOU and hear about the experiences that have shaped you. We know… this might sound crazy but for students applying to one of our campus programs we are no longer requiring resumes. Instead we ask that as part of your application, you complete the below:

  1. Complete your PLUM Profile.
    1. Marketing, Communications, and Human Resources: Please click here!
    2. Finance, Accounting, and Audit: Please click here!
    3. Corporate Security: Please click here!
    4. Global Risk Management: Please click here!
    5. Customer Insights and Data Analytics (CIDA): Please click here!



If you have already completed your PLUM assessment: please still, select the business line you are interested in and follow the appropriate instructions provided.

For those of you who have not completed a PLUM assessment: click on the PLUM link associated to the area you are interested in and follow the instructions to create an account/complete assessment.


You do not need to complete your PLUM assessment multiple times if you are applying to multiple areas from the list above. If you are applying to multiple areas, please ensure you are clicking on the PLUM link associated with that business line


2. Save your PLUM Profile as a PDF.

3. Complete a short one-way video interview: Video Interview 

4. Apply to the role through our career site.

5. Upload a PDF of your PLUM profile instead of your resume when applying.



We welcome all applications, but can only respond to candidates selected for an interview. Scotiabank is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.



**In order to be considered for the program you must submit your PLUM Assessment and Video Interview by no later than October 30, 2020.**


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.