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Global Banking EMEA Graduate

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Job Function Business Development
Brand BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking
Apply REF: CIB NL Graduate

Global Banking EMEA Graduate Program - Investment Banking

Amsterdam (NL) and Paris (FR)

What is the Global Banking EMEA Graduate Program?

The Global Banking EMEA Graduate Program is designed to boost your professional development within BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking. As a graduate, you will start with an immersive 12-month rotational program. This will include two 6 month assignments, one in Paris, one in The Netherlands to allow you to better understand the different activities of investment banking among: M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Markets, Real Assets, Securitized Products Group.

What will your first 12 months look like?

You will be part of a community of c.40 talented graduates recruited in 7 countries and sponsored by a senior member of the Global Banking EMEA Management team.

During the first 6 months, you will join one of the Investment Bank’s teams based in Paris, either at European Advisory Group (EAG) either at Capital Markets.

European Advisory Group (EAG): joining the EAG will offer you the opportunity to be involved on a large variety of M&A transactions (buy or sell-side, public or private). During your mission, you will be involved on every step of the entire M&A process from marketing through to execution and be responsible for providing support in the preparation of all materials required for clients’ pitching and deals’ execution.

At Capital Markets, you will be offered the opportunity to join one of the following teams:

  • Equity Capital Markets: Join the leading European Equity Capital Markets franchise. Equity Capital Markets advise clients with regards to accessing the equity capital markets, covering raising new capital by corporates whether by way of initial public offering, rights issue or accelerated transactions, including equity and equity-linked instruments.
  • Debt Markets: Debt Markets EMEA’s mission is to serve the bank’s corporate and private equity clients, by originating, structuring and executing all DCM and syndicated loan transactions (corporate facilities and event-driven transactions).
  • Real Assets Group: the Real Assets group encompasses a wide range of specialized coverage, specialised financing and debt advisory activities in the following sectors: energy, resources, infrastructure, real estate, aviation and shipping.  Clients include corporates, sovereigns, financial sponsors and institutional clients.  Financing products involved include asset finance, project finance, export finance, infrastructure finance, acquisition finance, reserve-based lending and related cross-sell products (including hedging) with a strong distribution focus towards capital markets. Energy transition is at the core of the Real Assets strategy, in close collaboration with the newly created Low Carbon Transition Group.
  • Securitized Products Group:  Securitized Products Group mandate is to originate and structure complex financing for large international investment funds in private debts, elaborate innovative credit facilities answering clients’ needs, design financing models in order to determine the appropriate risk and debt level for clients.

A few examples of your missions during your rotations:

  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and pitches to support the origination and marketing effort for M&A assignments
  • Perform background industry and company research, operational benchmarking analysis, valuation works, synthesising information from diverse source
  • Perform financial and risk analysis to facilitate discussions with internal partners, develop financial models
  • Support the marketing of transactions including development of strategy, timetable, target investors, collation and analysis of feedback
  • Support syndicate interaction
  • Assist in the preparation of credit documentation and manage the internal approval process
  • Transaction analysis and due diligence
  • Contribute to the preparation of syndication materials
  • Prepare credit proposals, annual reviews, waiver & amendment requests and participation in credit committees
  • Play a leading role in the on-boarding and training of the interns working within the team.
  • Interact with internal partners including research, compliance and legal

In parallel, you will benefit from the comprehensive development program of the Investment Banking Academy, covering both technical and soft skills.

After 6 months in Paris, you will start your second assignment back in The Netherlands and will discover a second activity of the investment bank.

After these 2 rotations you will choose your permanent position in line with your career aspirations as an Analyst 2 and you will continue to benefit from a dedicated career support.

Work environment

You will join the European Advisory Group and Capital Markets departments, part of Global Banking, within Corporate & Institutional Bank (CIB).

The European Advisory Group is a team of c. 170 advisory junior bankers (from Analysts to Vice Presidents) supporting the senior Bankers from both M&A EMEA and Industry Groups and dedicated to the origination and execution of M&A transactions for the account of BNP Paribas clients. The team has geographic offices based in Belgium, Dubai, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Capital Markets is BNP Paribas’ capital markets business within the Corporate & Institutional Bank.  The primary objectives of Capital Markets EMEA are to provide BNP Paribas’ issuer and investor client franchises with fully integrated services across the capital structure and deliver solutions across asset classes. It is structured across 5 main pillars, gathering Equity Capital Markets, Debt Markets, Real Assets, Securitised Products and Syndicate. The platform is deployed across the EMEA region, with c. 650 employees, main teams being in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan, Madrid and several smaller hubs. Capital Markets teams operate in close partnership with Coverage teams, the Industry Groups and M&A teams as well as Global Markets.

In the Netherlands platform you will be able to join the teams from European Advisory Group and Capital Markets (both Leveraged Finance and Real Estate Group). These teams have been responsible for some of the recent landmark investment banking transactions in The Netherlands, such as the acquisition of Caldic by a Advent International, IPOs of Majorel, InPost and JDE Peet’s, sale of Leerdammer to Lactalis, acquisition of MetLife Poland and Greece by NN, as well as Convertible Bonds offerings of Basic-Fit and Just Eat Takeaway, among others.


Experience, qualifications and competencies required for the role

  • A degree from a leading university with an excellent academic record and solid knowledge in Corporate Finance and/or financial modelling or equivalent work experience

  • A previous internship or work experience related to financial advisory or experience in Investment Banking/Corporate Finance

  • Fluency in English is compulsory, Dutch and other European languages would be a bonus

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Excellent quantitative, modelling and analytical skills

  • Rigour, attention to details

  • Strong adaptation skills

  • Great team player

  • Capacity to work under pressure

  • Critical of own work / professional reaction to positive and negative feed-back and use of this feed-back to improve

  • Conduct: strong capacity to support and foster a culture of good conduct, demonstrate proactivity, transparency and accountability for identifying and managing conduct risks; consider the implications of his/her actions on colleagues, partners and clients before making decisions, and escalate issues to your manager when unsure; professional conduct in the office environment.

To guarantee the security and integrity of business operations and of the financial sector in general, a pre-employment screening is part of our application procedure. 

Primary Location: NL-NH-AmsterdamJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: SALES DEVELOPMENTSchedule: Full-time Reference: CIB NL Graduate