TRA Sales Assistant M/F

 United Kingdom       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:

• Products and services to be marketed will include, amongst others:
o International guarantees
o Import and Export Letters of Credit
o Structured trade finance
o Active cross-selling with the different Business Lines of the Bank, such as SG Factoring

• Help the Front Officer in the commercial activities by preparing specific activity reports, relationship reviews, launching KYC review and customer on-boarding process, prepare credit requests, drafting commercial presentations and call reports.

• Coordination between clients and the back offices in Paris, in a precise and reactive manner, with a positive attitude and team spirit

• Being considerate of client’s needs and able to think out of the box, to help the team to optimise deal origination and closing process

• Liaising with the structured trade finance team in Paris in the realisation of structured deal 

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The VIE assignment in a nutshell  

This VIE in London is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months with  possible roll over to 24 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering school or University, majoring in Finance.

A previous experience in Investment Banking would be appreciated.

You are fluent in English.

You are proficient in Office application.

The candidate needs to have basic knowledge in international trade finance products.

Ability to spot, understand and solve issues, develop and recommend alternatives or solutions.
International mindset.
Good interpersonal skills including ability to establish and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally.
Ability to escalate in an adequate manner.
Administrative, organizational and time management skills.
Above average written and verbal communication skills.
The candidate needs to show flexibility and capacity to understand quickly. He/she needs to be autonomous and to take responsibility of his/her job. He/she needs to have initiative, propose solutions and ideas, considering client needs.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Why Join Us

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 VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business Insight

At Societe Generale, 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, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000KCG
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 01/12/2020
Date of publication: 21/09/2020
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TRA Sales Assistant M/F

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