London – Graduate Programme 2018 – Global Banking

Graduate / Analyst

Who we are

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses. We are part of the BNP Paribas Group, a financial institution with solid foundations and a proven ability to adapt to change. If you are thinking about a career in banking, there is no better place to begin your journey than with BNP Paribas CIB. With nearly 30,000 employees in over 55 countries, we can offer you an exciting start to your career. 

Our Global Banking Graduate Programme provides the ideal opportunity to gain experience in 3 Business lines: Corporate Coverage, Corporate Finance and Financing Solutions. 

The 18 months opportunity you will receive will enhance your technical and professional skills increasing your knowledge of Banking and laying the foundations of your future career at BNP Paribas.

You will be required to complete 3 rotations of 6 months each in the following business lines:

Corporate Coverage is the area within the bank that manages all of the interactions between the bank and its Corporate Clients.

Corporate Finance department offers advisory services for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity capital markets (ECM) transactions and balance sheet restructuring, combining the expertise across multiple industry groups with a focused international approach.

Financing Solutions is in charge of the origination, structuring, and placement of debt financing as well as related advisory services for Corporates (Corporate Debt Platform), Financial Sponsors (Leveraged Debt Platform), and clients in the Energy, Resources and Infrastructure (ERI), and Real Estate (REF) sectors. 


What you will do


Your role will include:


Corporate Banking

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects
  • Exposure to the full range of our business areas and product offering
  • Developing a knowledge of legal documentation and analysing its strength and appropriateness
  • Managing, from an analytical perspective, a portfolio of the Bank’s Corporate Clients
  • Undertaking frequent individual analysis on these clients and submitting these reports to our sanctioning bodies
  • Providing additional insight into the client in order to enhance the marketing efforts of the front line Coverage team

 Corporate Finance

  • Creating and updating databases
  • Assisting in the origination and execution of transactions
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects
  • Assisting in conducting industry research and analysis
  • Preparing pitch books, presentations and memorandums
  • Performing due diligence, reviewing and analysing results of due diligence exercise
  • Financial analysis and valuation by developing quantitative models

Financing Solutions

  • Preparing pitch books in cooperation with various teams across the bank (Coverage, M&A, ECM, Syndicate)
  • Developing and analysing financial models
  • Preparing credit committee memos and managing the internal credit process
  • Executing financing mandates
  • Managing transactions post-closing


Role Competencies

  • Strong academic background with a degree from a leading university or similar 
  • An eager inquiring mind
  • A proven interest in finance and economic affairs
  • Proactive and enthusiastic self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English are crucial


Technical Skills and Qualifications required for the role

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject

Previous related internship, work experience in Financial Services or demonstrable knowledge

Good understanding of financial markets

Good knowledge of MS Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel in particular) and experience in using investment banking databases a strong advantage (e.g.: Bloomberg, Thomson One Banker, Datastream)




Be a role model, supporting and fostering a culture of good conduct

Demonstrate proactivity, transparency, and accountability for identifying and managing conduct risks

Consider the implications of your actions on colleagues


Closing date for applications: 18th July 2018 

Start Date: 28th August 2018

Duration: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

This programme is closed to applications.