Oil & Gas Corporate Finance Trainee

 London - Great Britain       Fixed term contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

  • Corporate Finance department focused on the oil & gas sector

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • An ideal opportunity for a Trainee to join the Corporate Finance franchise within a leading European Bank renowned for its award-winning Oil and Gas franchise;

  • The position is based in London within the Oil & Gas Corporate Finance team;

  • The candidate will receive a well-rounded experience of upstream, midstream and downstream subsectors; and European, African and Middle East geographies;

  • You will be involved in executing Corporate Finance advisory, M&A, DCM and ECM deals across the sector;

  • The candidate will be supporting a highly motivated group of juniors within the team in their daily tasks; and

  • Daily responsibilities will include assisting on pitch materials, valuations of various companies and assets, researching  sector related topics, reporting on Oil & Gas market activity, and preparation of various materials for live transactions.

Summary of responsibilities

  • Assisting the team with the origination and execution of Corporate Finance transactions (M&A, ECM, DCM and financial advisory) across the Oil & Gas sector;
  • Assisting with the preparation and pitching of presentations for clients, investors and the broader investment community;
  • Assisting with financial statement analysis and financial modelling;
  • Assisting with company valuations mainly using market multiples, M&A multiples and the DCF method;
  • Assisting with preparing traded comparables analysis, as well as precedent transaction analysis

  • Undertaking company and industry research in the context of the origination and execution of transactions;
  • Assisting with the development of transaction structures / structured solutions;
  • Keep up to date about M&A, equity and debt related issues;
  • Gathering market data to analyse market and investor trends

  • Working with other sector, country and products teams as required;
  • Develop and maintain sector expertise and certain client relationships in these segments; and
  • Assisting the oil and gas corporate finance team in any other projects and assignments

Profile Required


  • Adherence to SG’s values and behaviours, especially team work;

  • The position requires a curious, self-confident, extremely self-motivated and reliable person who is a quick learner and a self-starter. You must be able to deliver under challenging conditions to tight deadlines;

  • Attention to detail is essential;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English is essential;

  • Strong technical (modelling, power-point presentations, data mining, research and commercial awareness) and analytical skills is necessary. An extremely good command of MS Office, in particular Excel and PowerPoint is essential;

  • Strong interest in Corporate Finance with some knowledge of M&A, Financial Advisory, Debt Capital Markets & Equity Capital Markets being advantageous;

  • Good knowledge of the oil & gas sector, and transition technologies and routes to a low/no carbon economy is advantageous;

Work experience

None required, however previous internships or experience in Corporate Finance would be an advantage


Graduate of a top university with a minimum 2:1 degree in an engineering, numerate, geology, commerce, accounting or finance discipline


  • Fully fluent spoken and written proficiency in English

  • Other languages, especially French would be an advantage but not a requirement

Why Join Us

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment

Business Insight

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

Job code: 19000T4C
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 09/12/2019
Date of publication: 23/10/2019
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Oil & Gas Corporate Finance Trainee

Fixed term contract   |   London - Great Britain   |   Corporate and Investment Banking