Trainee – 12 months’ contract - Trade Relationship Officer

Trainee|Singapore|Corporate & Investment banking

Trainee – 12 months’ contract - Trade Relationship Officer

Singapore Trainee Corporate & Investment banking


Reporting to Senior Financial Institutions (“FI”) Banker of Global Transaction Banking, Trade Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support for marketing and customer service to a portfolio of Financial Institutions (Banks) clients in Asia.

The responsibilities include, but is not limited to:

  • Supporting the front office activities of the FI Trade Finance business;
  • Communicating with the FI clients to facilitate Trade Finance transactions;
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders in Operations, Legal, Compliance, Relationship Managers and Head office to deliver quality support;  
  • Preparing monthly reports for Trade Finance business;
  • In addition, the candidate will provide secondary support to the Trade team in Singapore in charge of Corporate Trade clients


  • Maintain day-to-day contacts with FI clients, to establish a good and close working relationship
  • Collaborating with other countries’ Trade teams to work on business opportunities from banks in the portfolio and follow up to ensure smooth execution of deal
  • Ensure a prompt and competitive reply to all transactions proposed by clients, within the guidelines established by the business line

Customer Service:

  • Handle clients’ inquiries related to Trade Services to help them solve operation issues and making sure every inquiry will be taken care within stipulated turnaround time
  • Provide first level of customer support for clients in the portfolio and liaise with Trade Services teams across the bank’s Trade network to ensure a smooth and efficient reply to all customer enquiries
  • Assist global Trade teams in the settlement of operational issues arising with banks in portfolio
  • Assist in Know-Your-Customers (“KYC”) requests of clients in portfolio and liaison with internal KYC teams
  • 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. 

Profile required

Academic background and certifications, experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above;
  • Fresh graduates / graduates with less than 1 year of experience welcome to apply;
  • Understanding of Trade Finance preferred;
  • Is meticulous and able to multi-task whilst prioritizing the work assigned;
  • Good analytical skills and adept at Microsoft applications;
  • A strong team player with integrity, initiative and resourcefulness to work independently and proactively

Behavioral skills

  • 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 - Technology: I adopt new  technologies in the solutions and projects I work on
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive for high performance
  • Commitment - Exemplarity: I embody the Group’s values
  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks

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

Global Transaction Banking, Trade Services in Singapore offers a full range of Trade and Supply Chain Financing products and services to Financial Institutions (“FI”) & Corporate clients.

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: 22000PBX
Entity: Societe Generale Singapore Branch
Starting date: 2022/10/06
Publication date: 2022/09/08