KYC Trainee - M/W


KYC Trainee - M/W

Warsaw, Poland Internship Others


Societe Generale group has been operating in Poland since 1976 which makes it one of the foreign banks with the longest presence in the country. It provides services in the area of corporate and investment banking (Societe Generale S.A. Branch in Poland), insurance (Sogecap S.A. Branch in Poland and Sogessur S.A Branch in Poland) and leasing (ALD Automotive and SG Equipment Leasing).

As a key pillar of the Societe Generale Group’s universal banking model, SG CIB supports the economy by playing a key intermediary role, offering broad market access to issuers and smart investment solutions to investors. The service we bring to our corporate and financial institutions clients revolves around three main activities - investment banking, financing and markets - and our global franchises of equity derivatives and natural resources. For our clients we stand out because we are a trusted advisor with a worldwide leading engineering expertise and a quality product suite.

Main Missions:
You will be part of the AML/KYC hub based in Poland, that covers the client Onboarding and Review for all business lines of the Swiss, German, Polish, UK and Austrian branches.

  • The position requires a natural interest and curiosity to learn about financial markets and banking activities and the ability to reprioritize tasks in order to enhance our service to the client and internal stakeholders.
  • Be a single point of contact / hinge between the business lines, compliance and management.
  • Facilitate new clients onboarding / existing clients management: perform due diligence controls, write risk assessments, validate / update client profiles.

Tasks And Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the Onboarding of new clients/the Review of existing clients by adhering to global policies and guidelines, as well as respecting all associated local, tax or other regulatory requirements.
  • Perform due diligence controls in relation to the identification and reputation of prospects (Onboarding)/clients (Review) including associated parties (directors, shareholders, beneficial owners) using internal, public and paid sources.
  • Perform a risk assessment as part of the analysis and document a formalized opinion, by focusing on the presence of potential reputational, PEP and sanction risks, as well as commenting on the purpose of the client relationship, and highlighting any other identified issues (e.g., documentation), to ensure the bank remains vigilant in the fight against money laundering and meets its regulatory obligations.
  • Validate/update the client profile in the referential systems to reflect the KYC assessment.
  • Provide advice and support to the business lines, compliance, and management to ensure a smooth functioning of the KYC processes.
  • Perform other KYC/AML support functions, such as: filtering of individuals and entities against sanctions and assisting in documentary transactions (L/C) approvals.

Profile required

Studies & experience:

  • A commenced university degree / student status for the whole working period is necessary (min. 1 year)
  • Minimum availability of 30 hours per week
  • Preferred start date: Immediately

Language skills:

  • Good knowledge of Polish and English
  • Additional language skills are considered a plus

Technical, operational & Soft skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (advanced knowledge of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint will be an additional asset)
  • Very good organization of work
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Commitment, accuracy
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to work under time pressure

Why join us

Société Générale Poland is a multi-category bank offering every employee the possibility to have several careers in a professional career path. Internal mobility and training are two core areas we focus on, in a dynamic, prosperous and evolving context.


  • Work in a pleasant atmosphere, dynamic and challenging environment
  • Work in an international organization
  • Attractive remuneration
  • Contact with capital markets
  • Contract of mandate

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 studies, various opportunities could be offered to you, in Poland and abroad.

Business insight

At Société Générale, 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, 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: 21000XV2
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/01/03
Publication date: 2021/11/29