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Job type                                               Trainee / Internship

Job Function                                       Compliance

Brand                                                    BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking

Location                                               London, England, United Kingdom

Bank Overview

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.

BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.

Department Overview

Compliance is an independent Function responsible for providing specialist support to Senior Management in managing Compliance risks, typically acting as a Second Level of Defence for Compliance-owned risks, including Market Integrity, Protection of Interest of Clients, Financial Security and Professional Ethics.

Financial Markets Compliance is a global team and part of Compliance CIB.

Purpose & Scope of role

This 9-11 month role will sit within the team of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to enable the candidate to gain maximum exposure to the workings of the Financial Markets Compliance Team and the Businesses we cover. The COO Office provides support to the Global Head of Financial Markets Compliance to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the team. The team members are based in London and Paris sitting on the trading floors directly supporting the Business.

This internship will give you the opportunity to work on live projects with real responsibility allowing you to gain exposure to a dynamic, fast-growing Business (Global Markets and ALMT – Asset & Liability Management Treasury) and to different aspects of the Compliance Advisory role.

The COO Office is transversal in nature, from both a business and geographical perspective, so it has a view on all the different activities of the team allowing the right candidate to gain exposure to a wide variety of topics. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the relevant Advisory teams in London, Paris and globally, other Compliance teams and a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities of role

Working closely with the COO and Business Managers to ensure the Global Head of Financial Markets Compliance is well briefed on key risks and issues across the Financial Markets Compliance Team. Assist with the development and implementation of strategic objectives for the team and ensure that these are aligned with the Business strategy and that of Compliance Management.

Team processes:

  • Prepare, maintain and collate information for periodic team reporting packs and for any other ad-hoc reporting for the team collectively
  • Collect, review and challenge content provided by the team for management reporting
  • Drive agendas and content for team meetings
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects as required

Communication and Coordination:

  • Co-ordinate with other Compliance Teams to facilitate a smooth flow of information
  • Align initiatives for maximum efficiency between the Financial Markets Team and other Compliance stakeholders covering topics such as: policies & procedures; training; Compliance reviews; controls; and regulatory change
  • Establish and maintain communication tools and data repositories such as SharePoint, shared drives, mailboxes and email distribution lists


  • Identify opportunities and construct solutions for improving efficiency in the way the team works

Stakeholder management:

  • Build and maintain internal stakeholder relationships as appropriate
  • Develop network globally
  • Encourage teamwork

Experience, Qualifications & Competencies

The role requires high levels of the following competencies/skills:

  • Sound judgement and ability to deal with high pressure situations
  • Strong collaborative approach and teamwork
  • Proactively identify needs and help to identify and design solutions
  • Strong Communication skills and ability to manage conflict
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise appropriately
  • MS Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel) and SharePoint proficiency

Location:                                             London

Start date:                                           January 2024

Duration:                                             9-11 months

Salary:                                                  Competitive

Primary Location                              GB-London

Job Type                                               Long Term Internship

Job                                                         Other

Reference                                            2054


About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 65 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe.
BNP Paribas holds leading positions in its three major operating divisions:

⚆ Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for all the Group’s retail banking networks and several specialised businesses, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval;
⚆ Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions;
⚆ Corporate & Institutional Banking, which is focused on corporate and institutional clients.

The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment & Protection Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

Long Term Internship

Our long-term internships are the perfect platform to launch a long-term career with us. Running between six and 11 months, and with learning and development opportunities throughout, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the investment banking sector and discover where a career in banking could take you.

The person:

These internships are suited to individuals who are curious and determined, displaying a strong collaborative spirit that will help them succeed on the programme and beyond. Having analytical skills and mathematical aptitude is a benefit, but the degree you have isn’t as important as the ideas and ambition you’ll bring to the team, and your desire to excel on this career path. To apply, you must be a student on a placement year, or graduate who completed your studies under a year ago.