TRAINEE: Sales Assistant

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The trainee will assist the sales team in their day-to-day activity and operations. In particular:

  • Assist in preparing commercial/marketing materials, market comments or bespoke analysis
  • Gather public and internal client information (e.g. financial statements, annual reports or internal documents) to figure out clients’ key characteristics, exposure/sensitivity to different market risks to source opportunities and offer appropriate solutions and recommendations
  • Run pricing, risk simulations and profitability analysis
  • Perform operational and regulatory related task

This role will enable the candidate to:

  • Strengthen and apply theoretical knowledge in Financial Markets and Derivative Products across several underlyings (Commodities, FX and interest rates), Structured Financing as well as Corporate Finance
  • Liaise with various departments of the bank, including back and middle office, legal and compliance departments, structuring and engineering teams, traders, financing business lines, economic and strategic research, credit analysis team
  • Discover and learn the technical and commercial aspects required to perform a Sales position in the Financial Markets industry


  • Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Economics or similar
  • Sound knowledge of Financial markets and derivatives products (Commodities, FX and interest rates)
  • Sound knowledge of Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis
  • Reliable: complying with local rules, regulations and internal guidelines is critical in the Banking industry
  • Analytical skills and ability to convey key messages in a very clear and simple manner
  • Ability to produce high quality presentations with attention to detai
  • Proactive: the trainee will support all the team and do his best to bring solutions and solve problems
  • Team spirit: the team works across different countries, with many different departments so cooperation and team spirit is of essence
  • Fluent English and Mandarin are mandatory. Be able to write Chinese report and market summary

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Sales and Marketing Strategy: I contribute to adapt our offer to our clients'/internal partners' needs
  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs
  • Commitment - Exemplarity: I embody the Group’s values
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the team’s interest over my own results
  • Responsibility - Accountability: I make decisions in my scope of responsibilities

This is a fixed term 12-month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full-time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.


Company Description 

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world’s societies and economies, Societe Generale seeks to build together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 117,000 employees   and supports 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors worldwide (figures as of August 2023). We have a presence in 11 locations across Asia Pacific. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong – a core hub of the worldwide Societe Generale Group – we employ around 2,300 employees in the region. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai supports the Group in Asia Pacific and globally with customised business solutions.

Department Description

The trainee will join the HK corporate sales team, part of the APAC Fixed Income Sales team. The main products traded are Fixed Income, Interest rate and FX products denominated in G10 or EM currencies. The clients are Chinese corporates based in HK or in mainland China and potentially to a less extent project finance companies based in APAC.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Closing in 16 days
Closing in 16 days
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Administration, Agriculture, Architecture,
  • Work rights:
    Hong Kong Citizen, Hong Kong
  • Locations:
    Hong Kong
  • Closing Date:28th Jun 2024, 3:59 pm


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