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Execution Product Graduate Trainee

Graduate at Societe Generale

Execution Product Graduate Trainee

Graduate at Societe Generale

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 13 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive



People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different


Description of the Business Line or Department
The Global Banking & Investor Solutions Division, which serves institutional clients, large corporate clients, and private banking clients has placed digital and innovation at the core of its strategic plan.
Created in April 2016 (Press Pack), the Digital Office is in charge of coordinating the move to digital transformation. Its key assignments include leading the innovation within the division, implementing the digital strategy, and steering digital transformation projects within the business lines. It also helps to promote digital experts internally and lead the change required to foster the emergence of innovative ideas and invent the bank of tomorrow.
Over the last few years the Chief Digital Office has seen significant successes from their ‘SG Markets’ suite of services, by simplifying the architecture and tools, by supplying all internal or external users of the personalised web services with a single access point, optimised interface, and interconnected applications. This has contributed to Societe Generale being awarded best in Digital Transformation by The Banker Tech Projects Awards 2018.
Our ‘Transform to Grow’ digital strategy is something that touches all of us here at Societe Generale and informs our thinking across each and every function of our business. The true potential of our digital performance is exceptionally exciting for us right now so if you're wanting to be part of a digital specialist team working with trading, marketing, digital customer service or insight & analytics then we'd love to hear from you.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
The following are the current areas that are in particular focus :
  • Electronic Pricing & Trading expansion across a number of asset classes and business lines
  • Sales and client decision making tools to promote transparency and efficiencies
  • Develop a service approach to delivery in a lean management model to meet Time To Market needs and lower ongoing costs
  • Creating a client focused integrated offering across the full trade cycle (i.e. pre-trade, execution and post trade)
Looking at ways of transforming the world of banking, by harnessing the power of emerging technologies such as APIs, machine learning, Big Data, artificial intelligence & Blockchain
Summary of responsibilities
Support the UK Chief Digital Officer on the SG Markets Execution platform in the following:
  • To assist with the co-ordination of digital and e-commerce projects across technology, sales, marketing, trading, & back office operation teams, with particular focus on SG CIB’s & GBIS electronic trading services
  • Work closely with UX designers, Product Owners and IT teams to capture business requirements into visual workflows in terms of user journeys
  • Create iterative high-fidelity and low-fidelity prototypes using HTML and Adobe Photoshop or tools such as InVision/Excel
  • Develop integrated service prototypes using SG API services for Business Review, JavaScript and Python an advantage.
  • Develop marketing, video (Adobe After Effects) and release materials focused on electronic distribution, trading and Digital Transformation strategy, co-ordinate with agencies and the web delivery team
  • Follow Emerging Technology trends and Fintech opportunities in the UK with specific focus on SG Markets
Level of Autonomy and Authority


  • High level of proficiency in digital design applications including but not limited to Adobe CC, with good skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
  • Knowledge of HTML, Bootstrap, Python, CSS, Javascript, Github & Jupyter highly desirable
  • Exposure to UX/UI processes and storyboarding particularly useful
  • Develop iterative propositions and prototypes for feedprior to IT development
  • Strong MS Office (Excel in particular)
If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

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