General Inspection Graduate Program 2024 - Inspector

Permanent contract|La Defense|Audit / Control / Quality

General Inspection Graduate Program 2024 - Inspector

  • La Defense, France
  • Permanent contract
  • Audit / Control / Quality


During your time within General Inspection (3 or 6 years), you will contribute to 4 to 6 months Inspection missions across the business and service units (investment banking, financial markets, retail banking, insurance, corporate departments, IT, etc.) in France and abroad :

  • You will assess the relevance of the strategy decided by the business and service units, their level of risks and their processes’ efficiency,
  • You will design and issue recommendations to strengthen the risk management frameworks and advise the senior management on strategic and organizational adjustments. As an inspector, you will follow‑up on these recommendations to ensure their proper implementation,
  • You will present your conclusions directly to the bank’s senior management through oral debriefings and the publishing of written reports that display your well-founded arguments in a clear and assertive manner.

You may also contribute to Societe Generale’s strategic projects: General Inspection is involved in examining major strategic projects, at the heart of Societe Generale Group’s agenda (due diligences in France and abroad, preliminary studies for large-scale projects, etc.).

Finally, you may also work closely with a dedicated team of high-skilled data scientists and will have the opportunity to develop new skills by interacting with them on your missions and benefitting from dedicated trainings on data analysis.

Profile required

You have an engineering, business or political science background, a post-graduate qualification or an advanced master’s degree from a French or international institution. You have either just started your career, are a recent graduate, or about to graduate.

You are ready for geographical mobility and appreciate teamwork in varied and stimulating environments. You will be in a position where your relational skills, your autonomy, the accuracy of your analysis will be grounds for success. Fluency in English or French is required, another language will be appreciated.

Why join us

Working for the General Management of the bank, Societe Generale General Inspection Department carries out strategic studies and audit assignments for all the activities of the Group (Societe Generale is present in more than 60 countries). The General Inspection also intervenes on specific projects and investigations upon the request of the General Management. Under the supervision of the General Inspector and the management of Principal Inspectors (managing directors), the department counts more than 100 inspectors, 20 data scientists, a team in charge of regulatory affairs and a support team.

Business insight

By joining General Inspection, you will be part of a demanding and rewarding program that will enable you to explore the main stakes of a large financial services Group. Beyond being a talent pool for future senior executives, General Inspection provides motivated and ambitious candidates with the unique opportunity to play a valued role in the Group and prepares them for future positions with significant responsibilities.

In the last year of the 3‑year junior program, you may have the opportunity to take the lead of a mission in a first experience as head of assignment, supervising younger recruits. You may then continue your career as a senior inspector, a role that will provide you with broader management responsibilities and the lead of Inspection assignment with larger stakes.

Special attention will be given to developing your technical and managerial skills throughout your evolution in the position, via a comprehensive training course developed specifically for General Inspection.

In 2023, the starting compensation was of 55 kEUR, excluding bonus and other variable items such as travelling indemnities. This compensation is subject to significant increases all along the Inspection course.

Position based in Paris – La Défense (with the possibility of partially working remotely) with long‑stay missions abroad.

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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: 23000OUD
Entity: Group Corporate Functions
Starting date: 2024/09/02
Publication date: 2023/09/06