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BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking - Graduate Program Global Banking EMEA – Investment Banking

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Last update 15.06.2024

The Graduate Program Global Banking EMEA – Investment Banking track in few words:

The Graduate Global Banking EMEA Program – Investment Banking track, is designed as a real experience accelerator to boost your professional development.

You will join BNP Paribas CIB (Corporate & Institutional Banking) through a rotational 12-month program. This means two 6 months rotation, including one in Paris, to allow you to better understand the different activities of investment banking most among: M&A, and Capital Markets environment.

What will your first 12 months look like?

You will be part of a cohort of European graduates recruited from different countries and sponsored by a member of the Global Banking EMEA Management Team.

Your journey will start with a specific two-week development program from the Investment Banking Academy, covering both technical and on soft skills. It will take place in the BNP Paribas training Campus in France, near Paris.

Then, for your first rotation, you will be joining one of the investment banking teams of your home country, either at the EAG or at Capital Markets – corresponding to the department you will then land permanently at the end of the programme.

Ø  EMEA Advisory Group (EAG): By joining EAG, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of Mergers / Acquisitions (buy or sell-side, public or private). You will be involved in every step, from marketing to execution, and help prepare the required presentation materials for client pitches and transaction execution.

Ø  Capital Markets: at Capital Markets, you will have the opportunity to join one of the following teams:

o   Debt Markets: support companies and private equity clients of the bank, originating, structuring, and executing all DCM and syndicated loan transactions.

o   Real Assets – Energy, Resources & Infrastructure (ERI): evolve within a wide range of specialized hedging, specialized financing and debt advisory activities in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure. Clients include corporates, sovereigns, financial sponsors, and institutional clients. The energy transition is at the core of the Real Assets strategy, in close collaboration with the newly created Low Carbon Transition Group.

Some examples of your assignments in these different positions:

-  Contribute to the preparation of presentations and pitches to support the marketing effort,

-  Carry out research on sectors and companies, analyze of operational benchmarks, valuation work, by synthesizing information from various sources,

-  Perform financial and risk analyzes to facilitate discussions with the bank's internal partners, develop financial models,

-  Contribute to the proper execution of projects (preparation of marketing materials and financial models, process management),

-  Support the marketing of transactions including the development of the strategy, schedule, target investors, collection and analysis of comments,

-  Participate in the training of interns working in the team,

-  Interact with internal partners (legal, research, compliance).

And throughout the Graduate you will continue to benefit from an adapted development program.

After 6 months, you will start your second assignment in Paris, the Head Office. You will discover a second activity in investment banking: EAG if you first rotated within Capital Markets, or a Capital Markets business if you started the programme within EAG.

After these two rotations, you will be assigned to your target role, as a permanent position; the one of your first rotation.

The missions are important, but so is the team and the work environment!

You will join the EMEA Advisory Group (EAG) and Capital Markets departments of Global Banking EMEA, within CIB.

Within the EAG, you will join a team of around 200 Junior Bankers, from Analyst to Vice President, who support the Directors and Managing Directors of M&A EMEA and Industry Groups. The team has its main hub in Paris with over 80 juniors and has geographic offices in Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, UK, Dubai, Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal.

The Capital Markets platform (of which are part Debt Markets and Real Assets – Energy Resources & Infrastructure) is deployed throughout the EMEA region, with 650 employees, the main teams being in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Madrid. The Parisian teams bring together around 280 employees. The Capital Markets teams work closely with Industry Groups and M&A teams as well as Global Markets.

You will work within a very international and challenging environment.

Your will be based : Milan, Italy

During your rotation in Paris you will be based in a dynamic business district, near Opéra.

What about the remuneration?

This is an important subject, which will of course be addressed. Depending on your level of skills and experience, we will offer you a remuneration consisting of a fixed component and a variable part (bonus and employee profit sharing), the level of which will vary according to your individual performance and that of the Group.

You will also receive a number of social benefits: business savings plan, supplementary health insurance, pension, etc.

How to be part of this unique program?

Very simple, send us your CV!

The first step will be to pass our Cognitive Tests & reasoning Verbal.

Once selected, you will receive an invitation to assess your behavioral skills followed by a debriefing with a Human Resources person.

You will also have two technical interviews with Global Banking operational staff.

The final step will be two interviews with senior members of the Advisory and Capital Markets, you will be part of the next cohort!

Why join BNP Paribas?

Our world is changing: our way of informing ourselves, of consuming… and of working too! Today, what matters in a job is to have real experiences, to learn, to share goals and results with colleagues. In short, to chart your own path, different, responsible, and sustainable. At BNP Paribas, we recruit our employees with the idea that they will help us design the world and the bank of tomorrow. Do you want to know all the reasons to join us? Go to:

Are you our next Graduate Global Banking EMEA (M/F)?

The Graduate program is intended for people with less than 2 years of professional experience from the date of graduation.

You have a master degree diploma from a business school, engineering school or university equivalent with solid knowledge in corporate finance and / or financial modeling, a first experience in M&A or Debt Markets (Leveraged Finance), or Project - structured finance such as internship, work-study and VIE,  and a willingness to invest yourself fully in these demanding jobs.

You demonstrated your proactivity and your communication skills. You are rigorous and have a strong collaborative spirit? You are able to adapt quickly in a demanding environment?  You are fluent in both French and English? You constantly looking to improve your performance and your knowledge?

Finally, we attach particular importance to ensuring that our future employees act on a daily basis with ethical and professional responsibility.

In a changing world, diversity, equity and inclusion are key values ​​for the well-being and performance of teams. At BNP Paribas, we want to welcome and retain all talents without distinction: this is how we will build, together, the finance of tomorrow, innovative, responsible and sustainable.

At any time during the recruitment process, the information on your CV and your identification data may be verified by an external service provider appointed by BNP Paribas.

Do not hesitate any longer and join us!

Onboarding date into the program:  end- June 2024

This announcement is addressed to any gender (L. 903/77; Codice Pari Opportunità)


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