Your first professional experience at BNP Paribas
Are you a recent graduate looking to gain professional experience? BNP Paribas in Switzerland can offer you the opportunity to explore the diversity of banking activities through a wide range of personalised internships.
Students and recent graduates actively participate in ambitious projects in a constantly evolving environment, with a leading player in its field. Managers have demanding expectations and provide new graduates with specific feedback about their internships to help them develop their skills and performance.
Training the talents of tomorrow
Completing your internship at BNP Paribas in Switzerland means receiving support as you train for a specific profession. The hands-on experience we provide enables you to be quickly operational, and gives you greater insight into a particular business line. You will thus have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills for launching your career.
Our interns and graduates talk about their experience!
Sara VALVERDE CESAR
Agribusiness Intern – Specialized Trade Solutions
Why choosing BNP Paribas in Switzerland for your internship?
After a Bachelor’s degree in management at HEC Lausanne, I completed my Master in Banking & Finance at Zurich University.
This led me to do an internship within the Specialized Trade Solutions (STS) department, which is financing activities related to commodities trade. I am part of the Agribusiness product platform that essentially deals with clients trading coffee, cocoa, cotton and sugar.
This business is truly fascinating as it’s very diverse. The funding for this type of business requires analysing the customer’s economic situation and the geopolitical situation in the countries involved, but also thorough knowledge of the documentation and insurances related to transporting this type of merchandise.
If you had to define BNP Paribas in 3 words…
International, instructive and Organization!
BNP Paribas in Switzerland is an international institution that has strong historical ties with funding commodities and consequently, makes it possible to gain significant knowledge in trade finance.
Graduate Advisory Desk – Wealth Management
What career path has led you to an internship with Wealth Management?
I carried out all my higher education at HEC Lausanne: a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance. Following a first experience of six months in an investment consulting firm, I naturally turned toward private banking.
The Wealth Management Graduate Programme at BNP Paribas provided an excellent opportunity to discover the different professions in wealth management and to further develop my training.
If you had to define BNP Paribas in three words, what would you say?
International presence, Excellence, Training.
Being a member of one of the most important financial institutions in the world, means first and foremost working with a network of qualified professionals who seek excellence for their customers. Working within an open space makes it possible to rapidly obtain solid and diverse skills while benefiting from a flexible and dynamic working environment!
Graduate CHF Syndicate – CIB
The Graduate Program, what for?
Having previously worked in the Private Debt team of a Private Equity management company, which I enjoyed a lot, I wanted to move into a more dynamic environment, which is more linked to macroeconomics and politics. Therefore, I was looking for something in the Fixed Income space, which I found with my current position at the Swiss Franc Bond Syndicate desk.
My job provides all aspects, which are most important for me: It combines technical skills with psychology (behavioural finance, i.e., anticipation of both investor and issuer behaviour) coupled with a high amount of responsibility – in a fast-paced environment.
Why choosing BNP Paribas to start your career path ?
Working with BNP Paribas allows me to work in a European leading bank, being in daily contact with colleagues around the globe and still speak French on a daily basis.