DCM Trainee (French Speaker)

Fixed term contract|London|Others

DCM Trainee (French Speaker)

London, United Kingdom Fixed term contract Others


Description of the Business Line or Department

GLBA/IBD/DCM is responsible for addressing borrowers’ needs in terms of raising and managing capital in the debt capital markets.

The client base for DCM includes corporate borrowers, financial institutions, public sector and sovereigns, as well as non-investment grade (high yield) issuers globally.

In terms of debt origination, DCM’s activity covers issuance of bonds of various kinds, including hybrid capital and liability management advisory. DCM’s activity also covers transaction management advisory.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • As a debt capital markets trainee you will work directly with the originating teams covering European Financial Institutions with a particular focus on French & BeLux clients
  • The trainee will be required to ensure that each originator is fully supported and provided with the necessary information they need in order to advise their clients
  • The trainee will thus need to provide support on the analytical side, presentations and marketing as well as be extremely organised

Summary of responsibilities

  • Support DCM originators and other junior members of the team in developing client presentations, proposals and updates as well as maintaining internal databases up to date
  • Assist in the execution of DCM mandates
  • Conduct analysis on new issues and credit analysis on target clients
  • Prepare frequent written market updates and client marketing documents
  • Work with other business lines, the coverage unit and investment banking to create internal and external marketing presentations
  • Requires advanced level knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Profile required


  • Strong PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to build Excel models autonomously
  • Understanding of bond pricing models and methodology
  • Ability to work with Bloomberg and information feeds
  • Ability to work under time pressure on multiple projects
  • Commercial and advisory skills.
  • Capacity to work in close co-operation with other business lines
  • Understanding and insight into the clients' needs and requirements
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Strong financial background and knowledge of the international bond market
  • Product expertise in debt capital markets and investment banking beneficial

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: 230001N5
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2023/03/13
Publication date: 2023/01/19