BNP Paribas

Global Markets Graduate Programmes (in Sales, Trading, Structuring and Research)

Who we are

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses. We are part of the BNP Paribas Group, a financial institution with solid foundations and a proven ability to adapt to change. If you are thinking about a career in investment banking, there is no better place to begin your journey than with BNP Paribas CIB. With nearly 30,000 employees in over 55 countries, we can offer you an exciting start to your career.


The Global Markets Graduate Programme is a 12 month rotational programme where you will conduct 3 x 4 month rotations. You can apply from any degree background as long as you can demonstrate an interest in Markets.

You will need to apply for a specialism; sales, trading, structuring or research although you may also have rotations in strategy & risk, trading risk support, business management or electronic markets.

What we’re looking for

Excellent academics, in any degree subject.  We are especially interested in technology, science, engineering, mathematics degrees alongside finance / economics and arts & humanities.

  • Methodical and innovative thinker 
  • Strong drive to exceed expectations and take initiative
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Excellent networking ability
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • An ability to multi-task
  • An ability to work effectively in a team

Technical skills and qualifications required for the role

  • Excellent academic background
  • Strong interest in Capital Markets
  • Proficient with Ms Office tools, Excel
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Coding languages are an advantage
  • Additional language skills are an advantage


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