London-Graduate Programme 2020-UK Local Operations-BNP Paribas

2019-11-28 BnpParibas Bnp Paribas

London - Graduate Programme 2020 - UK Local Operations

Graduate / Analyst


Main duties & responsibilities  

Within the Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB), UK Local Operations consists of 6 areas. The main purpose of each area is detailed below:

-  Local Operations Payments (including Billing) supports primarily Cash Management and Correspondent Banking business, organized in 3 teams: Payments processing team, BACS (to investigate any Agency BACS payments), Cheque and Credit clearing teams

-  Treasury Funding Liquidity Management (TFLM) Operations Execution team provide treasury forecasting and liquidity management services to ALMT. The team is split into two sections; one focusing on GBP (CHAPS) flows and one providing a service for all other currencies.

-  Loans Administration supports primarily Corporate Banking and Global Trade Services. The teams work is split into 3 functions: A) Loan Documentation – need to ensure all Loan Agreements and supporting Security documents are in place prior to booking facilities B) Credit Administration – includes the set-up of new clients and booking facilities in the mainframe system and C) Loans Administration – ensuring that all client utilization requests are managed effectively and that all supporting fees are collected and booked accurately

- Corporate Credit Control aims to ensure, within CIB 1st line of defense and through an independent reporting line, proper implementation and monitoring of Credit Risk decision taken by CIB on Corporates.

-  Trade Finance supports primarily Global Trade Services. The Trade Finance function consists of two teams: Guarantees and Letters of Credit and Collections

-  The Controls and Risk Team works in close co-operation with other UK departments and Outsourced Services’ locations to ensure all Nostro, System, Risks and Oversight obligations are met



The graduate reports to the Head of UK Local Operations and Outsourced Services Oversight and has the following responsibilities:

Business Analysis

-  Supports Department Managers and their teams with defined project tasks (reviews, data analysis, investigating issues, documentation of processes or operating models, preparation of presentations/slides etc.), depending on experience more or less autonomously with the goal to work independently. This provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge about different areas and functions of the bank and meet different stakeholders, but also to learn about project management as well as Operations organization.

-  Shows quality management and control awareness of work delivered

-  Manages different assignments with different team managers in parallel

-  Builds and maintains relationships with teams, key stakeholders and business functions


-  Provides regular management reporting on progress, identifying issues for management attention at the earliest opportunity

-  Supports the Local Operations Governance in coordinating it with the Head of the Department



Management of workload

-  Capacity to understand the bigger picture to appreciate context of the assignment

-  Ability to prioritize and systematically organize tasks, demonstrating sensitivity to urgent matters, completing tasks in a timely manner

Analysis / problem solving

-  Capability to get to understand complex situations

-  Ability to think pragmatically and step back to take perspective

-  Capacity to work hands-on using analytical, problem solving and synthesizing skills

-  Capability to research solutions and gather data from many sources to ensure understanding of all relevant aspects

-  Ability to seek perspectives of others and to collaborate with them in identifying solutions

Relationship management

-  Capable of building relationships with people at different levels of seniority

Impactful presentation & communication skills

-  Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas (spoken and written) and create organized, accurate and concise written documents

-  Capacity to tailor written and spoken communication to different audiences with appropriate level of detail

-  Ability to seek support and ask targeted, thoughtful questions to facilitate task completion

-  High level of interpersonal skills

Developing self

-  Ability to acquire new knowledge/skills from project/assignment that is utilized in future work

-  Appetite to learn new concepts and seek professional development

-  Proactively develops and deepens specialized knowledge and personal skills.


-  Capacity to adapt to the needs of the project/assignment, changing demands, deadlines and priorities

-  Ability to manage stress well and perform reliably under changing demands and/or priorities

-  Willingness to learn new project management methodologies and adapt to new tools or ways of working



Banking knowledge

-  Knowledge of one banking business area and associated processes optional

-  Product knowledge or banking operations knowledge optional

Project management

-  Knowledge of how to manage projects optional

Location: London

Duration: 12 Months Graduate Role

Start Date: August 2020

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Feb 2020



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