Trainee – 12 months’ Contract – South East Asia Communications

Trainee|Singapore|Corporate & Investment banking

Trainee – 12 months’ Contract – South East Asia Communications

  • Singapore
  • Trainee
  • Corporate & Investment banking


Based in Singapore and working under the supervision of the Vice President of Communications for South East Asia, the South East Asia Communications Trainee is responsible for:

  • Supporting the implementation of the communications plan for South East Asia, integrating local implementation of the global/APAC communication strategy
  • Support communication activities to the Singapore Branch and the various staff engagement committees

The role particularly focuses on delivering the following objectives, shared with the local business lines and HR teams:

  • Promote the bank’s image as an employer;
  • Support and enhance client relations;
  • Generate staff engagement 

The scope of responsibility covers all channels promoting Societe Generale’s image and activities in South East Asia, in support of VP, Communications for SE Asia:

Branding & advertising 

  • Support the local implementation of any usage of Societe Generale’s brand
  • Support sourcing of merchandising products and gifts for COMM-led projects
  • Govern and support the local implementation of any usage of Societe Generale’s brand in coordination with the relevant expert

Partnerships & Citizenship 

  • Support the local implementation of the Asia Pacific sponsorship platform
  • Support the coordination and implementation of citizenship initiatives across SE Asia

Editorial & digital communications

  • In close collaboration with the Editorial team based in Hong Kong, and in support of SEA and the Asia Pacific region more broadly, create and deliver engaging and impactful visual content across a broad range of multimedia formats (i.e video, infographics, written) on owned media channels, focusing on business activities and corporate culture, and to support internal, managerial, external communications.
  • Help with the implementation of any employee communications and branding for the physical office space where required. i.e display mediums like posters/banners, digital signage.


  • Support staff engagement events supporting Citizenship/Diversity/internal social activities in collaboration with HR and the various staff engagement committees
  • Support the organisation of client events locally in collaboration with the business lines
  • Support HR in campus partnership events

The role implies also to assist the other Communications team members across Asia-Pacific as and when required.

Profile required

Academic Background And Certifications, Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in communications, media & communication or marketing
  • Internship experience in a multi-national corporation, specialised communication agency, or media agency is advantageous
  • Strong written and verbal communication with excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong digital and creative skills: Proficiency in MS suite, Adobe Photoshop /Premiere with design and video editing skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to communicate ideas clearly to the wider Asia Pacific communications team
  • Strong sense of responsibility and a strong team player

Behavioral Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to Cooperate
  • Open Mindset
  • Thinking Out of the Box
  • Technological & Digital Savvy
  • Accountability
  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs 
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I propose new ideas and solutions
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive for high performance
  • Responsibility - Accountability: I make decisions in my scope of responsibilities
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I strive to develop my skills and knowledge

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidate will be notified.

Business insight

Company Description

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

For more information, follow us on LinkedIn @Société Générale or visit our website

Department Description

The Communication department of Societe Generale Asia-Pacific ensures:

  • The definition and implementation of the Communication strategy in the region (approx. 9,000 staff across 12 locations), in line with Societe Generale group communication and Asia-Pacific overall strategy and objectives;
  • The promotion of Societe Generale’s brand, culture, values, and business expertise to its internal and external stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region across the different communication channels;
  • The support for their communication purposes and issues of its corporate functions and business activities, principally in Financing & Advisory, Global Markets and Investor solutions, Asset Management, and Transaction Banking.

The Communication department consists of a team based in Hong Kong and dedicated resources in key locations: China, India, Japan, and Singapore for SE Asia. The department is structured around the following activities:

  • Branding & advertising;
  • Partnerships & citizenship;
  • Media relations;
  • Editorial & digital communication;
  • Events.

The South East Asia sub-region encompasses 5 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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: 23000N2K
Entity: Societe Generale Singapore Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/08/01