Societe Generale

Societe Generale UK is a leading financial innovator that creates better, brighter futures through entrepreneurial ideas, sustainable solutions and responsible banking. That’s what we do. In fact, it’s who we are: a friendly, inclusive and ambitious team that brings positive impact finance to life.

Welcome to our UK Business

Established in 1871 as the first SG office outside of France, our thriving UK business is headquartered from our purpose-built new workspace at One Bank Street in the heart of Canary Wharf and powered by a diverse team of around 3,600 employees.
Our comprehensive expertise ranges from corporate and investment banking to private banking services, asset management, prime brokerage and clearing services to vehicle and equipment finance.

Early careers in the future of banking

Empowering those who want to move the world forward. That’s how we’re creating brighter futures at Societe Generale. And no one has a bigger role to play in shaping a sustainable, equitable and prosperous world of tomorrow than the next generation of banking talent.

Ready to get your Early career off to a uniquely positive start? Find out how you can join us at the cutting-edge of positive impact finance.

Summer Internships

What is it?

It’s a structured eight-week programme based at our One Bank Street UK office in Canary Wharf.

Who is it for?

Penultimate-year undergraduates on track to gain a 2:1 (or equivalent).

What does it offer?

A Summer internship with Societe Generale will test the critical thinking skills sharpened in your degree course while giving you invaluable experience at the cutting edge of modern banking. Combining rich development with real-world responsibility, it’s a giant leap forward into a rewarding future career. On-the-job experience is supplemented by workshops, training sessions, talks from key speakers, and networking and social events.

Completing a Summer Internship is the route to potentially securing a place on our Graduate Programme.

Opportunities are available in Global Markets (high-quality investment, financing and risk management solutions) and Global Banking and Advisory (world-class products, financing, and advisory expertise).

Graduate Programme

What is it?

A two-year rotational programme that builds on your summer internship, based at our One Bank Street HQ in Canary Wharf.

Who is it for?

Summer Interns who’ve been offered a place and successfully graduated. Each year, a limited number of our Summer Interns will be offered a place on our two-year Graduate Programme. Returning as a full-time Graduate, Analyst, we’ll cultivate your talents through a fertile mix of training, mentoring and professional experiences – enriched by a holistic focus on wellbeing, purpose and impact.

What does it offer?

A full-time role as a Graduate Analyst combined with enhanced training and development throughout.

UK Trainees

What is it?

Contracts range in duration between six and 22 months and based at our One Bank Street HQ in Canary Wharf.

Who is it for?

Graduates or postgraduates in any relevant subject.

What does it offer?

Intensive exposure to a specific business area.

Opportunities are available in all departments: Audit, Compliance, Corporate Finance, Business Management Office, Digital Transformation, Global Markets, Global Banking and Advisory, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Operations, Private Banking, and Risk.

Join us

There are many great reasons to start your Early Career with Societe Generale UK. Here are six that together add up to a big impact.


By joining a leader in positive impact finance, you’ll help power sustainable innovation across everything from new green tech and the energy transition to sustainable cities and social enterprises.


Our values of Team Spirit, Innovation, Commitment and Responsibility are more than words on a page. You’ll feel their impact each and every day through the actions we take and decisions we make.


The best way to be is to be yourself. Our Employee Networks connect and support every community, while our focus on volunteering and fundraising will help you to support the causes that matter to you.


Early Careers are very much real careers at Societe Generale UK. Expect stretching responsibility from day one so you can develop fast – along with all the support you need to deliver and thrive.


The new world of hybrid working is a natural extension of our fluid, dynamic approach to teamwork. Based at our state-of-the-art One Bank Street headquarters, you’ll have freedom to flex your work-life balance.


Our Early Careers invest in you with a mix of focused learning, structured training, expert coaching and on-thejob experience – preparing you for future opportunities across our international business.

Equality and diversity

A proud signatory of HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, we’re one of over 330 firms that have voluntarily committed to work together to build a more equitable and fair industry in terms of gender balance. We’re working hard to ensure success in delivering, not just the Charter’s targets, but in taking them a step further to embrace the spirit of them into our everyday actions across the bank.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is to value differences. It’s about being an inclusive company where our people from all groups and backgrounds are treated fairly and have access to equal opportunities. As such it remains a significant area of focus for us across all our people touchpoints, from talent attraction, development and engagement through to retention. Indeed, one of our core values is Innovation, and as such we understand diversity of thought plays a significant part in enabling us to deliver creative, best in class solutions for our clients.

Inclusion is embedded in our organisational culture under our Life@Work framework, which pulls together various initiatives and practices and underpins our culture and working environment to support everyone to be their best selves in the workplace.

Our employee networks include Pride & Allies, Family, Be Me – Race Equity, Gender and TheWay, which is specifically for employees at the start of their career. Co-Chaired by senior leaders the networks provide a safe platform to bring together common interest groups with a desire to share their experiences and bring fresh ideas to ensure we continue to actively promote and develop our broader diversity and inclusion agenda.

Our strategy for all our networks revolves around three key pillars: 1) Networking & Influencing 2) Driving Cultural Change 3) Promoting broader collaboration and connection.

In August 2021 we signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for ethnic minority employees in the UK by increasing opportunities in the workplace.

Awards include ‘Investment Bank of the Year for Sustainability’ from The Banker and the ‘Global Award for Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Finance’ from Global Finance.