Debt Capital Markets Trainee

 London - Great Britain       Trainee        Corporate and Investment Banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

  • Candidate will be joining Debt Capital Markets team covering CEEMEA region with primary focus on CEE and Russia & CIS

  • Unlike other institutions, our team does both origination and execution hence providing good experience on the whole DCM process

  • Close cooperation with other business lines (Liability Management, Rating Advisory, Structuring) allows to provide complex solutions to clients meeting their needs

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • As a debt capital markets trainee, you will work directly with the originating teams covering SG’s CEEMEA client base

  • 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. Within the CEEMEA team originators, focus on corporate clients and financial institutions from Central and Eastern Europe as well as Russia and CIS

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Support DCM originators in developing client presentations, proposals and updates

  • Assist in the execution of DCM mandates, co-ordinating internal and external resources and contacts

  • 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

  • Initiate and support KYC and compliance processes required to conduct business with existing and new clients

Profile Required


  • Although experience in the Debt Capital Markets, specifically Origination, would be helpful, a Fixed Income, ECM or other similar background/ business line could be considered

  • Strong financial background and knowledge of the international bond market

  • Able to develop an understanding of derivatives and structured products

  • Fluent English – market report documents, presentations and updates are all written in English

  • First class marketing skills – the ability to synthesise complex market arguments and communicate these effectively is crucial

  • Requires advanced level knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of Bloomberg would be helpful, however, is not essential

  • Excellent analytical skills – significant data research and credit analysis

  • Good quantitative skills – comfortable with all aspects of financial maths

  • Financial skills – able to interpret a balance sheet, income and cash flow statement

  • Organisational skills – Multiple tasks with multiple deadlines in short spaces of time

  • The position requires a self-confident person who is a self-starter; highly motivated and reliable, with strong team spirit, well organized with good attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to cope with multiple tasks from many different people

  • Ability to complete accurate work under significant pressure

  • Awareness of and experience in working with people with international backgrounds, prioritising tasks and managing competing deadlines

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Hardworking ethic

Work Experience

  • Ideally some Investment Banking experience


  • Strong undergraduate degree

  • Minimum 2.1


  • English is mandatory, ideally one Eastern European language (but not critical)

Why Join Us

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 Societe Generale, 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 reassignment

Business Insight

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

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

Job code: 19000U69
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 06/01/2020
Date of publication: 05/11/2019
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Debt Capital Markets Trainee

Trainee   |   London - Great Britain   |   Corporate and Investment Banking