Job Summary
As a Graduate Trainee, you will deepen your knowledge regarding the business line you are working in and the bank in general to gain experience and seniority to be able to participate to the commercial objectives of the relevant business line. You will be part of the team and become responsible for various tasks to contribute to the team objectives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Main tasks:

  • Advising on general and specific corporate banking matters
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documentation of debt issues as well as relating to general corporate banking matters
  • Negotiation of legal documentation with issuers (i.e. their legal advisers) or corporate banking clients
  • Legal support and advice to Debt Capital Market in their correspondence with potential issuers
  • Control of term sheets, syndication confirmation, power of attorneys relating to new debt issues and other transactions
  • Executing some administrative activities such as the preparation of final documentation for execution, sending documentation for signature, organizing the prospectus printing, distributing the signed document
  • Provide support to WM Advisory provided the CIB coverage allows such allocation

Searched profile

Job Profile (Knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Holder of a Master's Degree in Law or "MBL" type
  • Strong interest in the area of Corporate Banking, Capital Markets and Structured Finance
  • Good theoretical knowledge of Corporate & Institutional Banking activities
  • Minimum 6 months of work experience (internship) with a law firm or a bank
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Self-motivation, strong team working with the ability to build and maintain good relationships with different contact persons on all hierarchical levels
  • Discretion and respect of  confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritise workload, sense of urgency and attention to detail, work precisely, fast and well organised under time pressure
  • Show high flexibility, ability to adapt and work independently
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in German, English and good knowledge in French 

Behavioural skills

  • Ability to collaborate/ Teamwork
  • Ability to deliver / Results driven
  • Adaptability
  • Client focus
  • Communication skills – oral & written
  • Critical thinking
  • Active listening
  • Organizational skills
  • Resilience
  • Proactivity

Transversal skills

  • Ability to manage a project
  • Analytical Ability

Business skills

  • Legal
  • Banking, and particularly Financial Markets
  • IT knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.
We are moreover convinced that Equity and Diversity definitively foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.
We pride ourselves in preventing from any kind of discrimination and need our employees to handle this responsibility as their own duty.

Primary Location
Job Type
Fixed Term
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)
Experience Level
At least 1 year
1 B000526

Discover the different professions within BNP Paribas: Audit, Compliance, Risk and Legal

If it is your ambition to work in a profession that entrusts you with a high degree of responsibility and gives you the chance to contribute to strategic decision-making at BNP Paribas, the following roles might be ideal for you to consider.

Find out more

Why should I apply?

Basically, why would you want to join BNP Paribas over any other company?


  • What if we told you that working in our Group may not be quite what you think? BNP Paribas business lines and careers are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

Find out more