Trainee|Hong Kong|Legal / Tax / Insurance


  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Trainee
  • Legal / Tax / Insurance


1st year:

  • Assist the Lawyers in the Legal team in respect of over the counter (“OTC”) derivative transactions (all underlying's) covering 7 distinct areas.
  • Review and draft documentation, and arranging execution of the above transactions and matters
  • Assist with related processes and reporting
  • Contact relevant internal stakeholders as appropriate    

2nd year: For the second year, the development is to be given more complicated matters and more autonomy.

Candidates with outstanding performance will be considered for early conversion to permanent roles.

Profile required

  • Hold a bachelor's or master's degree in law (Hong Kong or Commonwealth qualification)
  • Graduates with some working experience gained from other sectors are also welcomed
  • Have good communication skills
  • A Level (or equivalent) with a mathematics component favored
  • IT Skills – Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Previous work experience with emphasis on attention to details and accuracy
  • Excellent command of (i) spoken and written English and (ii) written Traditional Chinese
  • Candidates with 2025 training contract ("TC") offer are also welcome and will be considered for a 12-month service period

Behavioral Skills:

  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make developing synergies a priority
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Technology: I take new technologies into account in my activities
  • Responsibility - Risk: In order to improve the Group's security, I am constantly on the lookout for risks
  • Innovation - Simplification: I make things & ideas simple
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive to generate high individual and collective performance

What We Offer
Your life doesn’t revolve around your job. So, find the job that revolves around your life.

The Trainee role is a full time 24-month contract with Societe Generale where you will have access to a diverse range of training materials to help you succeed, covering various aspects of businesses, including but not limited to technical skills, leadership development, communication skills, client service and relationship management. To be eligible, please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of Trainee contract.

Business insight

Company Description:

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world’s societies and economies, Societe Generale seeks to build together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions. Active in the real economy for over 160 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 126,000 employees in 65 countries and supports 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors worldwide (figures as of January 2024). We have a presence in 11 locations across Asia Pacific. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong – a core hub of the worldwide Societe Generale Group – we employ around 2,200 employees in the region. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai supports the Group in Asia Pacific and globally with customized business solutions.

Department Description:

The Legal Department is responsible for reviewing and approving transactions and advise various business lines on legal and regulatory issues.

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: 24000IA7
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2024/08/01
Publication date: 2024/07/08