BNP Paribas UK

London - 2024 Long Term Internship - Financial Markets Compliance

London, UK
Attractive salary and benefits
03 Oct 2023
10 Oct 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Internship

Bank Overview

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking and services) and Corporate and institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.

BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.

Department Overview

Compliance is an independent Function responsible for providing specialist support to Senior Management in managing Compliance risks, typically acting as a Second Level of Defence for Compliance-owned risks, including Market Integrity, Protection of Interest of Clients, Financial Security and Professional Ethics.

Financial Markets Compliance is a global team and part of Compliance CIB.

Purpose & Scope of role

This 9-11 month role will sit within the team of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to enable the candidate to gain maximum exposure to the workings of the Financial Markets Compliance Team and the Businesses we cover. The COO Office provides support to the Global Head of Financial Markets Compliance to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the team. The team members are based in London and Paris sitting on the trading floors directly supporting the Business.

This internship will give you the opportunity to work on live projects with real responsibility allowing you to gain exposure to a dynamic, fast-growing Business (Global Markets and ALMT - Asset & Liability Management Treasury) and to different aspects of the Compliance Advisory role.

The COO Office is transversal in nature, from both a business and geographical perspective, so it has a view on all the different activities of the team allowing the right candidate to gain exposure to a wide variety of topics. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the relevant Advisory teams in London, Paris and globally, other Compliance teams and a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities of role

Working closely with the COO and Business Managers to ensure the Global Head of Financial Markets Compliance is well briefed on key risks and issues across the Financial Markets Compliance Team. Assist with the development and implementation of strategic objectives for the team and ensure that these are aligned with the Business strategy and that of Compliance Management.

Team processes:

  • Prepare, maintain and collate information for periodic team reporting packs and for any other ad-hoc reporting for the team collectively
  • Collect, review and challenge content provided by the team for management reporting
  • Drive agendas and content for team meetings
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects as required

Communication and Coordination:

  • Co-ordinate with other Compliance Teams to facilitate a smooth flow of information
  • Align initiatives for maximum efficiency between the Financial Markets Team and other Compliance stakeholders covering topics such as: policies & procedures; training; Compliance reviews; controls; and regulatory change
  • Establish and maintain communication tools and data repositories such as SharePoint, shared drives, mailboxes, and email distribution lists


  • Identify opportunities and construct solutions for improving efficiency in the way the team works

Stakeholder management:

  • Build and maintain internal stakeholder relationships as appropriate
  • Develop network globally
  • Encourage teamwork

Experience, Qualifications & Competencies

The role requires high levels of the following competencies/skills:

  • Sound judgement and ability to deal with high-pressure situations
  • Strong collaborative approach and teamwork
  • Proactively identify needs and help to identify and design solutions
  • Strong Communication skills and ability to manage conflict
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise appropriately
  • MS Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel) and SharePoint proficiency

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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