Credit Risk Trainee


Credit Risk Trainee

London, United Kingdom Trainee Risks


Description of the Business Line or Department

Department is RISQ/UK. The role will have a direct reporting line to the Head of Credit Risk for SGLB.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

The role is to assist the credit risk team of SGLB in maintaining and enhancing a portfolio view of the credit risks generated by SGLB’s activities. This entails producing regular management reports including key credit risk metrics and dealflow tracking, to be used by the SGLB Risk Management Committee, SGLB RISQ management or SGLB Executive Management. Regular management reports will be supplemented by ad hoc analyses as required, covering specific parts of the portfolio (Business Lines, Sectors etc) or as part of stress testing.

Summary of responsibilities

Main responsibilities include:

  • Take responsibility for production of timely and accurate reporting used for the management and monitoring of credit risk in SGLB
  • Liaising with Paris-based RISQ staff, work on the improvement of SGLB-specific credit risk reports (systems, templates and methodologies)
  • Working under the supervision of the SGLB Head of Credit risk to develop additional reports as required (stress tests, forward-looking analyses, ad hoc reviews)
  • Liaise as required with other RISQ/UK staff members and other SGLB teams to deliver on objectives
  • Support the credit risk team in the enhancement/automation of the different reports and tools
  • Assist the credit risk team in the preparation of presentations dedicated to credit risk topics

Level of Autonomy and Authority

After a period of training, the candidate will be expected to reach quickly a level of autonomy that enables independent and accurate production of the various reports within scope of the SGLB credit risk team. Stress testing and sector studies to be performed with the supervision of more senior members of the team.

Profile required


  • Appetite to learn and work independently
  • Responsibility and commitment to perform tasks to a high standard
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines in parallel
  • Strong analytical skills and rigorous attention to detail
  • Confidence in building relationships with multiple stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Team work
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is essential
  • Broad understanding of risk management in a banking environment would be beneficial
  • Experience of using PowerBI would be beneficial in this role
  • French language skills would be an advantage

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000XFV
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/01/10
Publication date: 2021/11/24