Graduate Trainee - Infrastructure

Trainee|Sydney|Corporate & Investment banking

Graduate Trainee - Infrastructure

Sydney, Australia Trainee Corporate & Investment banking


  • The Infrastructure business line is responsible for providing financial advisory services and debt financing in relation to infrastructure assets in sectors including transportation, social and digital infrastructure. The business line has teams based in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Sydney and New York.  Our clients include local and international developers of and investors in infrastructure.
  • The successful candidate will be involved in advisory and financing transactions with a focus on:
  • Financial modelling including analysing financial scenarios and producing sensitivity analysis;
  • Support in all aspects of the credit process including preparation of credit applications, due diligence and assistance with utilisation of internal models
  • Manage other internal processes relating to advisory and financing transactions e.g. updating databases, briefing notes, completing internal system-based processes
  • Support ongoing portfolio management and gathering of client information
  • Contribute to identification of potential new business opportunities and assist with preparation of research and marketing materials

Profile required

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge Required

  • Tertiary qualification in Finance, Commerce, Economics or a related discipline
  • Experience in a financial institution desirable
  • Strong numerical skills with a solid understanding of accounting concepts, financial statements and cashflows
  • Existing financial modelling skills will be considered favourably however support will be provided to the successful candidate
  • Strong ability in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office generally

Behavioural competency required:

  • Proven analytical skills as well as exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly explain complex financial issues
  • An ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • A capacity to manage multiple tasks and the ability to prioritise tasks as relevant

Business insight

Societe Generale, one of Europe's leading financial services groups and a major player in the economy for over 150 years, supports 30 million clients every day with 133,000 staff in 61 countries. Our Group draws on our European roots to develop our activities internationally. Our unique geographic positioning enables us to connect Europe, Russia, and Africa with major global financial centres in Asia and the Americas. The Group combines financial strength, proven expertise in innovation and a sustainable growth strategy with the objective of creating value for all our stakeholders. We seek to be a trusted partner in the projects of those building tomorrow's world today.

Societe Generale has been present in Australia since 1981. Located in Sydney, it 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 to join our expanding Infrastructure team in Sydney, Australia to join us on full-time fixed term basis for 12 months. 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 be involved in a broad range of transactions and will build close relationships with local teams and within the organisation more broadly on a regional and global basis.

Please note that due to the current border measures in place in Australia, only individuals in an exempt category (including Australian citizens and permanent residents) or who have been granted an exemption to the current travel restrictions can currently travel to Australia. Due to these restrictions, we are unfortunately currently unable to consider applications from candidates who are not in an exempt category or who do not already hold a travel exemption.

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: 21000VCA
Entity: Société Générale Sydney Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/11/23