Export Finance

International Volunteer Program|Madrid|Corporate & Investment banking

Export Finance

Madrid, Spain International Volunteer Program Corporate & Investment banking


Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) has been offering financial solutions to Spanish corporates and investors since 1992. SG CIB now employs over 200 staff in Spain.

Within SGCIB, you will join as VIE our Global Banking and Advisory branch (GLBA). The VIE position is situated in Export Finance (GLBA/AFI/EXT), structure that has global responsibility for the origination, structuring and execution of financing for exports of capital goods and associated services & is responsible for the Group's relationship with export credit agencies (ECA) or worldwide public agencies supporting exports.

You will join the Madrid Export Finance team. You will have to perform the tasks of an Analyst and will work alongside the team to provide support to the senior originators.

You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Export Finance Spain and his team in ensuring the commercial coverage of the Export Finance business unit throughout Spain.

This will include:

  • Drafting credit applications
  • Preparation of commercial presentations and internal reports
  • Participation in the drafting of offers, term sheets, letters…
  • Participating in the review of legal documentation in collaboration with external lawyers
  • Following up Spanish export financing operations and research in the export sector
  • Follow up the profitability of relationships
  • Interaction with CESCE, the Spanish export credit agency

As a VIE, you will have exposure to the senior originators in charge of Export Finance.

After a year or two in this role, you will be able to understand the structure of export financing and the type of products and structures that the bank delivers in this business unit.

This all will open the door for you to pursue a career in banking or even enter a wide range of businesses.

Profile required

  • Graduate from Business School/ Ecole de Commerce
  • You are fluent in English and Spanish
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Office
  • A first experience in investment banking export finance department would be desirable

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Madrid is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

.At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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, sexual or 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: 21000O13
Entity: Group Corporate Functions
Starting date: 2021/10/01
Publication date: 2021/09/15