Business areas

Find your area of expertise

We currently have a variety of opportunities available in all our major business areas, including Global Markets, Global Banking, Risk and Compliance. To find the one that’s right for you, take a look in the drop-down boxes below. Whichever area you choose, you can look forward to an open and collaborative environment and working alongside a team of award-winning specialists, all ready to show you the way.

What’s more, our rotational programmes have been specifically designed to give you the experience, skills and knowledge to identify and excel in your area of expertise after completion.

Providing market-leading solutions globally

What we do

Our Global Markets team works with a variety of clients, including governments, multinationals, private banks and global institutions. From hedging and financing opportunities across every asset class, to research and market intelligence, our clients rely on us to develop and deliver market-leading solutions and impeccable service as standard.

You’ll join one of our six key streams (detailed below) and will thrive learning and working in a collaborative environment, which is integral to the team’s ongoing success. In addition to your chosen stream, you’ll also get to experience one of the other streams, thanks to the rotational nature of the programme.

Our key streams

Cross Stream

A great opportunity to learn about a variety of products, clients and markets while working in three different areas of Global Markets across any of the following streams: Trading, Structuring, Sales, Primary and Markets 360.

Markets 360

Conduct analysis of a wide variety of economies and financial markets across the globe, while simultaneously reporting on key political developments. Guided by a team of Global Markets experts, the opportunity to develop new research and modelling tools will help you thrive.

Primary

Support Debt Capital Markets (DCM) Marketers in developing client presentations, conducting data analysis on new issues, credit analysis on target clients and preparing market updates. In doing so, you’ll gain exposure across a range of Primary desks and a rich variety of clients.

Sales

Analyse opportunities, produce research and market analysis and develop market commentary for internal and external distribution. Sales represents a brilliant opportunity to join a successful and highly motivated team that works with a global client base across the widest range of assets.

Structuring

Design, price and market derivatives working alongside a team of global specialists. You’ll be responsible for creating innovative products and ideas suited to market conditions and clients’ needs, as well as contributing to the ongoing digitalisation of our platform.

Trading

Gain an in-depth understanding of market dynamics, as you’ll be part of a team trading a comprehensive range of asset classes on every index, every exchange and every market worldwide. As well as getting involved in trading execution and short-term risk management, you’ll also get to hone your trading report development skills.

Where you can work

London is home to our Global Markets’ headquarters. Additionally, we also have trading hubs across the world, including Brussels, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Sāo Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo.

Tailoring leading solutions for our long-term global partners

What we do

Our Global Banking team are experts at providing a broad range of tailored financing solutions, including classic lending products, specialised financing and transaction banking, to our clients around the world. With rotations across the two main areas within Global Banking (Capital Markets (including for example Debt Markets, Corporate Broking and Equity Capital Markets) and Corporate Clients Group (including for example UK Coverage and Advisory), you’ll gain the experience, skills and confidence to build long-term partnerships with governments, multinationals and financial institutions, enabling us to continue providing the products and services to meet their specific needs.

Where you can work

We have a team of almost 2,000 employees serving clients all across Europe, including Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Our European operations include three specialist platforms in Brussels, Paris and Geneva.

We also have a presence in the Americas, with 300 corporate bankers operating from integrated hubs in New York and Sāo Paulo, with expert support in seven additional offices throughout North and South America. Additionally, with 25 trade centres and corporate banking experts in 12 countries across Asia, we’re one of the best-placed international banks in this region too.

Taking care of the important things

What we do

Maintaining the highest standards of business and ethical integrity is critical to the success of our business, and our compliance team play a key role ensuring we do so at all times. In addition to working to protect the bank against breaches of codes, regulations, procedures, laws and ethics, they play a crucial advisory role and provide effective internal control frameworks that help protect our assets and reputation globally.

From learning how to set up a compliance review and collating your findings to ensure effective implementation of your recommendations, to discovering the best way to work with new data protection laws and ensuring our investors receive an unrivalled service, you’ll build an expert understanding of the end-to-end compliance review journey. Specifically, on any given day you could be monitoring e-comms and reporting your findings, managing the new certification process or partnering with other teams to build your understanding of monitoring payment processes.

With an ever-increasing focus on conduct and control in business, it’s a great time to join this extremely varied programme and develop a career as a confident Compliance professional.

Where you can work

We currently employ over 380 Compliance professionals worldwide, particularly in Europe, the US and Asia.

At the heart of our business

What we do

The RISK department aims at being a partner of the businesses by contributing to their sustainable development, but also a gatekeeper to ensure risks taken remain compatible with the Group’s Risk Appetite and its strategy. The RISK function is independent, reporting directly to the CEO and Group Board and hence acts as a second line of defence for the Group.

Our risk management function (“RISK”) is recognised in the industry as being first tier. Our main missions comprise:
• To advise the Bank on risk appetite definition; credit risk, counterparty risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, cyber risk…
• To contribute as an objective “second pair of eyes” that risks taken on by the Bank align with its policies through analysis, valuation and documentation.
• To measure, report and alert bank management of the status of risks to which the bank is exposed.

Teams

The RISK function comprises a number of global business facing teams (such as experts setting credit lines or approving transactions) and is supported by global transversal teams (such as those who develop capital and exposure methodology, define and manage risk appetite, manage risk systems, operational & cyber risk and handle global risk analysis and reporting). Staff working for the majority of these global teams are present in the UK along with some UK specific teams working, for example, on data protection, on our own controls and UK regulatory risk and strategy.

Amongst the various RISK teams, the following two groups have available graduate positions for 2020:
Risk Global Markets (RISK GM)
RISK Global Markets is responsible for the monitoring of market, liquidity and counterparty risks of the BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) perimeter. RISK GM helps the Group senior management, the RISK Function and Global Markets to make the best choices by anticipating on events and finding the right balance between profitability and long term protection of the Bank. Typical duties comprise:
• To proactively identify, analyse and review market and counterparty risk exposures
• To actively contribute to the definition of official market and counterparty risk policies
• To acquire a solid understanding of a wide range of complex transactions across all types of asset classes (Credit, Interest rate, FX, Repo, Equity, Commodity)
• To contribute to the valuation process and the valuation risk monitoring
• To gain awareness and participate in the Bank’s transversal strategic projects

Systems InteGrated Methods and Analytics (SIGMA)
SIGMA is the quantitative modelling team with overall responsibility for market and counterparty credit risk models within BNP Paribas. Working in SIGMA, you can expect:
• To gain experience in quantitative finance modelling and derivative pricing models, including for quantification of market and counterparty risk;
• To have exposure to different asset classes: interest rates, inflation, foreign exchange, equity, commodities, credit and repos;
• To develop skills in the design and implementation of quantitative models using various programming languages such as C# and Python;
• To learn from experienced quantitative risk professionals within a large team with a flat hierarchical structure.

Where you can work

We employ over 5000 employees worldwide, with our RISK GM team present in 14 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Americas. Our RISK SIGMA team also operates in several locations, including London, Paris, Lisbon, Brussels and New York.

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