Graduate Program in CHF Bond Trading (24 months)

July 4, 2024

Graduate Program in CHF Bond Trading (24 months)


  • Graduate
  • CH-Zürich-Zurich
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Graduate Program in CHF Bond Trading (24 months)

This position will be based in Zurich for a duration of 24 months.


The team consists of two traders and one graduate trading all the CHF denominated bonds across credit and rates space giving the graduate a broad range of exposure to all segments of the CHF bond universe.


As a Graduate Trainee, you will deepen your knowledge regarding the business line you are working in and the bank in general to gain experience and seniority to be able to participate to the commercial objectives of the relevant business line. You will be part of the team and become responsible for various tasks to contribute to the team objectives.

Start date of the program will be 19th August 2024 to join the onboarding and training weeks in our London Branch.


Main tasks:

  • Active participation in trading in close collaboration with the traders
  • Stay on top of market trends, company news and macro developments
  • Researching issuers using internal and external sources as well as participating in research updates and investor calls
  • Analysis and management of interest rate and credit risk
  • Negotiation, trading and booking of securities lending & borrowing transactions
  • Booking of bond trades and troubleshooting settlement issues
  • Improving processes and spreadsheets


Required skills and experience:

  • Recently graduated from University in Banking/Economics/Finance
  • Strong interest in the area of Finance and Capital Markets
  • Previous work experience (internship) across asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit, commodities as well as alternative investments and/or consulting preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency in German (understanding Swiss-German) and English (our primary working language), French is an advantage
  • Self-motivation combined with a strong team spirit
  • Ability to set priorities, be flexible, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and international environment


Behavioural competencies

  • Ability to collaborate/ Teamwork
  • Ability to deliver / Results driven
  • Adaptability
  • Client focus
  • Communication skills – oral & written
  • Critical thinking
  • Active listening
  • Organizational skills
  • Resilience
  • Proactivity

Transversal competencies

  • Analytical Ability

Business competencies

  • Financial Markets
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office (Excel in particular), VBA knowledge is an advantage

In a changing world, diversity, equity and inclusion are key values for the well-being and the good performance of teams. At BNP Paribas, we wish to welcome and retain all talents, without any distinction: together we will build the finance of tomorrow, innovative, responsible and sustainable.

Finally, we insist on the particular importance of having our employees act daily in a spirit of ethical and professional responsibility.

NB: all terminologies apply in both the feminine and the masculine.