Graduate Global Banking

March 21, 2024

Graduate Global Banking


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  • ES-Comunidad de Madrid
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BNP Paribas Group is the top bank in the European Union and a major international banking establishment. It has close to 184,000 employees in 64 countries. In Spain we are more than 5,000 employees within 12 business lines.

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking provides large companies, multinationals and financial institutions with various solutions in the areas of advisory, financing, transactional banking, capital markets, settlement, clearing and custody of securities, asset and fund management services and solutions for corporate issuers. It has 620 professionals in Spain with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Coruña. The entity has a network present in 56 countries.

What is the Global Banking EMEA Graduate Program? 
The Global Banking EMEA Graduate Program is designed to boost your professional development. As a graduate, you will be offered a permanent contract within BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking starting with an immersive 12-month rotational program. This will include two 6 month assignments, one in Paris, one in Spain to allow you to better understand the different activities of investment banking among: M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Markets, Real Assets, Securitized Products Group.


What will your first 12 months look like?
You will be part of a community of c.40 talented graduates recruited in 7 countries and sponsored by a senior member of the Global Banking EMEA Management team.
During the first 6 months, you will join one of the Investment Bank’s teams based in Paris, either at European Advisory Group (EAG) either at Capital Markets. 
European Advisory Group (EAG): joining the EAG will offer you the opportunity to be involved on a large variety of M&A transactions (buy or sell-side, public or private). During your mission, you will be involved on every step of the entire M&A process from marketing through to execution and be responsible for providing support in the preparation of all materials required for clients’ pitching and deals’ execution.

At Capital Markets, you will be offered the opportunity to join one of the following teams:

  • Equity Capital Markets – Join the leading European Equity Capital Markets franchise. Equity Capital Markets advise clients with regards to accessing the equity capital markets, covering raising new capital by corporates whether by way of initial public offering, rights issue or accelerated transactions, including equity and equity-linked instruments. 
  • Debt Markets – Debt Markets EMEA’s mission is to serve the bank’s corporate and private equity clients, by originating, structuring and executing all DCM and syndicated loan transactions (corporate facilities and event-driven transactions).
  • Real Assets Group – the Real Assets group encompasses a wide range of specialized coverage, specialised financing and debt advisory activities in the following sectors: energy, resources, infrastructure, real estate, aviation and shipping.  Clients include corporates, sovereigns, financial sponsors and institutional clients.  Financing products involved include asset finance, project finance, export finance, infrastructure finance, acquisition finance, reserve-based lending and related cross-sell products (including hedging) with a strong distribution focus towards capital markets. Energy transition is at the core of the Real Assets strategy, in close collaboration with the newly created Low Carbon Transition Group.
  • Securitized Products Group – Securitized Products Group mandate is to originate and structure complex financing for large international investment funds in private debts, elaborate innovative credit facilities answering clients’ needs, design financing models in order to determine the appropriate risk and debt level for clients. 

A few examples of your missions during your rotations:

  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and pitches to support the marketing effort
  • Perform background industry and company research, operational benchmarking analysis, valuation works, synthesising information from diverse source
  • Perform financial and risk analysis to facilitate discussions with internal partners, develop financial models
  • Support the marketing of transactions including development of strategy, timetable, target investors, collation and analysis of feedback
  • Support syndicate interaction
  • Assist in the preparation of credit documentation and manage the internal approval process
  • Transaction analysis and due diligence
  • Contribute to the preparation of syndication materials
  • Prepare credit proposals, annual reviews, waiver & amendment requests and participation in credit committees
  • Play a leading role in the on-boarding and training of the interns working within the team.
  • Interact with internal partners including research, compliance and legal
  • At Securitized Products Group: support the structurers in the preparation of commercial offers, the design of financing structures and portfolios reviews.

In parallel, you will benefit from the comprehensive development program of the Investment Banking Academy, covering both technical and soft skills.
After 6 months in Paris, you will start your second assignment back in Spain and will discover a second activity of the investment bank.
After these 2 rotations you will be allocated within Real Asset team as an Analyst 2 and you will continue to benefit from a dedicated career support. 

Work environment
You will join the European Advisory Group and Capital Markets departments, part of Global Banking, CIB.
The European Advisory Group is a team of c. 170 advisory junior bankers (from Analysts to Vice Presidents) supporting the senior Bankers from both M&A EMEA and Industry Groups and dedicated to the origination and execution of M&A transactions for the account of BNP Paribas clients. The team has geographic offices based in Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, the UK, Dubai, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Capital Markets is BNP Paribas’ capital markets business within the Corporate & Institutional Bank (CIB).  The primary objectives of Capital Markets EMEA are to provide BNP Paribas’ issuer and investor client franchises with fully integrated services across the capital structure and deliver solutions across asset classes. It is structured across 5 main pillars, gathering Equity Capital Markets, Debt Markets, Real Assets, Securitised Products and Syndicate. The platform is deployed across the EMEA region, with c. 650 employees, main teams being in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan, Madrid and several smaller hubs. Capital Markets teams operate in close partnership with Coverage teams, the Industry Groups and M&A teams as well as Global Markets.



  • A degree from a leading university with an excellent academic record and solid knowledge in Corporate Finance and/or financial modelling or equivalent work experience
  • A previous internship or work experience related to financial advisory or experience in Investment Banking/Corporate Finance
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative, modelling and analytical skills
  • Rigour, attention to details
  • Strong adaptation skills
  • Great team player
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Critical of own work / professional reaction to positive and negative feed-back and use of this feed-back to improve
  • Conduct: strong capacity to support and foster a culture of good conduct, demonstrate proactivity, transparency and accountability for identifying and managing conduct risks; consider the implications of his/her actions on colleagues, partners and clients before making decisions, and escalate issues to your manager when unsure; professional conduct in the office environment.G19


  • Spanish:Fluent
  • English:Fluent


  • Trasversal & Behavioral:
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail/rigor
  • Ability to collaborate/Teamwork


  • Training programs, career plans and internal mobility opportunities, national and international thanks to our presence in different countries.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee that ensures an inclusive work environment. In recent years, several employee communities have been created to organize diversity and inclusion awareness actions (PRIDE, We Generations and MixCity).
  • Corporate volunteering program (1 Million Hours 2 Help) in which employees can dedicate time out of their working hours to volunteer activities.
  • Flexible compensation plan
  • 31 vacation days

Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas Group in Spain is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they 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.

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