Graduate Trainee - Compliance

Trainee|Sydney|Corporate & Investment banking

Graduate Trainee - Compliance

Sydney, Australia Trainee Corporate & Investment banking


The successful candidate will support the Australia Compliance team with day to day Compliance tasks as well as other project-based activities as required.

Major tasks:

  • Responsible for tracking all interactions with Australia regulators in an organized and auditable manner.
  • Responsible for responding to some Regulator inquiries either in written form (drafting documented responses) or on conference calls.
  • Responsible for executing the implementation of the supporting documentation required to meet the regulatory requirements of all SG Australian entities including manuals, obligations registers and local policies.
  • Contribute to robust and effective compliance controls within the organization.
  • Responsible for the execution of some controls and approvals, especially Personal account dealing approvals and tracking and visitors management and tracking.
  • Responsible for preparatory work related to Compliance training program
  • Responsible for production of Regional reporting and other Regional projects as required.
  • Assist Compliance management with the preparation of Committee meeting materials.
  • Other daily tasks include assisting the compliance team to manage day to day compliance obligations, and compliance team mailbox management.
  • Monitor compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies.
  • Remain up-to-date on the legislative, regulatory environment that SG operates in.
  • Create compliance resource library for staff members to reference.
  • Review existing policies that require review and updating.

Profile required


  • Tertiary qualification in Law and another discipline (e.g. Arts, Commerce, Economics or Science) or Business degree.
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office generally
  • Knowledge and understanding of Australian laws, regulations and guidelines in relation to banking and financing activities and a working knowledge of related areas of law and regulatory environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to accurately interpret complex documents and policies


  • Analytical skills as well as strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly explain complex regulatory and legal issues
  • Discipline and professionalism with an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Time management skills including a capacity to manage multiple tasks and the ability to prioritise tasks as relevant
  • Ability to work independently
  • Considered to be a team player
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English

Business insight

Serving 31 million customers in 67 countries, Societe Generale is one of Europe's largest financial services organisations. We employ 146,000 people in 67 countries worldwide. Based on a diversified universal banking model, Societe Generale combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Our objective: to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets, close to its clients and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Societe Generale has been present in Australia since 1981. Located in Sydney, it currently provides financing and advisory, as well as global markets solutions. Leveraging the strength of its client coverage and leadership in structured finance including energy, metals & mining, infrastructure finance, together with product and service offerings such as debt capital markets, asset-back products and commercial real estate finance, Societe Generale supports its Australian wholesale clients in their financing and advisory needs, and to serve its global clients who wish to access the Australian market with global banking services. Societe Generale also provides its global markets solutions by offering futures execution and clearing, equity derivatives sales and structured product distribution.

We are currently recruiting a Graduate Trainee - Compliance to join our Compliance team in Australia. The successful candidate will be employed to work full time hours on a fixed term 12-month contract. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience within a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation that values diversity. The successful candidate will get exposure to an international and multi-cultural Corporate & Investment Bank, will get the opportunity to work on multiple aspects of the compliance function and develop exposure to the various businesses, as well as interact with local senior management of Australia entities.

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: 22000TEB
Entity: Société Générale Sydney Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/11/15