Graduate Program – Swiss Franc Debt Syndicate (Zurich)

July 4, 2024

Graduate Program – Swiss Franc Debt Syndicate (Zurich)


  • Graduate
  • CH-Zürich-Zurich
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Graduate Program – Swiss Franc Debt Syndicate (Zurich)

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


Are you interested to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment on a trading floor in our Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) Division? Are you market-focused and enjoy the thrill of trading and capital market transactions? Are you a motivated and proactive self-starter and problem-solver who is willing to go the extra mile?

We are looking for someone like you to join our Graduate Program at the Swiss Franc Debt Syndicate desk in our Global Markets (GM) franchise in Zurich. You will get the chance to learn the fundamentals of Debt Capital Markets, expand your knowledge of Investment Banking and gain experience and seniority in order to actively to participate to the success of BNP Paribas’ leading Debt Syndicate franchise in Switzerland. As an integral part of the team you will be responsible for various tasks and contribute to the team’s objectives and achievements.


The key duties and responsibilities include: 

  •  Active support of the Syndicate team at all stages of a Debt Capital Market transaction, from initial pitching to underwriting
  • Proactive involvement in terms of trade idea generation, pricing as well risk-taking considerations
  • Active collaboration with BNPP’s Debt Capital Market teams across the globe and time zones
  • Responsible for the creation of pitchbooks and marketing materials
  • Maintenance of databases and dynamic market data
  • Development of new support tools and optimization of trade processes
  • Active P&L and risk analysis
  • Management of post-trade and settlement processes


  • Recently graduated from University in Banking/Economics/Finance, Master degree
  • Strong interest in the area of Capital Markets, Trading and Corporate Finance
  • Minimum 6 months of work experience within a financial institution


  • Strong team working capability with the ability to build and maintain good relationships with different contact persons on all hierarchical levels and from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritise workload, sense of urgency and attention to detail, work precisely, fast and well organised under time pressure
  • Show high flexibility, ability to adapt, work independently and think out of the box
  • Good knowledge of Excel/VBA. Other programming skills are an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of Bloomberg and other market related tools
  • Fluent in English and German, additional languages are an advantage


BNP Paribas in Switzerland is a bank of reference active in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano. It is a major European partner for companies, as well as institutional and private clients. Joining BNP Paribas will give you the opportunity to take part in an authentic company project, in which innovation and career management act as driving forces to help talents emerge, express themselves fully and open up to career opportunities on an international level, by integrating a group that stands as a leader within the Eurozone. Please visit us at BNP Paribas Suisse.

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.