Singapore is the base of our South East Asia hub where we manage our representative offices such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Our main business is Corporate & Investment Banking where we offer a wide range of services to our corporate and institutional clients.
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Societe Generale’s first presence in Asia dates back from the 19th century. Today, we have offices in 12 locations across Asia Pacific: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
We have been in Singapore since 1979 and Singapore is the base of our South East Asia hub. From our Singapore office, we manage our representative offices located in the South East Asia region (Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam) as well as our Thailand office. We specialise in Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Global Transaction Banking where we offer a wide range of services to our corporate and institutional clients.
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At Societe Generale we aim to be a diverse workforce in an inclusive workplace with opportunity for the talents of all to create value, deliver an outstanding client experience and develop innovative solutions.
With strong support from senior management, we encourage a culture of openness and respect for all employees, and maintain an active dialogue at all levels to promote this culture.
Diversity Council overseeing four key areas
Our diversity initiatives are carried out in a structured manner with an established Diversity Council which supports four employee-led diversity networks in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on our needs in the region, the networks focus on these areas:
- Differently-abled and
Promoting diversity within our teams
We see the diversity of our teams as an essential driver of engagement and performance vis-a-vis our clients, employees and the company. With activities and education, we have made steady progress in awareness amongst employees and specific actions to make Societe Generale an inclusive place for all employees.
Building team spirit together
Staff involvement has been salient in the progression of diversity & inclusion initiatives. We organise initiatives to engage staff (hence further promoting diversity):
- Training for employees,
- Breakfast and lunch talks by internal and external speakers,
- Participation in industry events and seminars,
- Celebrating occasions or partnering with other financial institutions and companies to further promote a specific cause.
Diversity in Action
In 2016, Societe Generale signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles under the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Business and Disability Charter of the International Labour Organization, demonstrating our determination to promote diversity within the workplace and in the community.
Societe Generale is also a signatory to the UN’s anti-LGBTI discrimination standards of conduct for business on 26 June 2018 in São Paulo. For the Bank, this means incorporating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) matters into its overall anti-discrimination and diversity policy. It also means aiming to overcome bias and establishing an inclusive culture with respect for human rights.
In 2019, after having listened to feedback from employees, Societe Generale has also enhanced its family-friendly policies in Asia Pacific for our staff’s work-life balance and our commitment to diversity & inclusion. The following minimum standards were set across Asia Pacific:
- Maternity leave at 20 weeks
- Paternity and partner leave at 15 working days which applies to non-child bearing mother in a same-sex relationship
- Adoption and child surrogacy leave is available to employees who become surrogate parents, whatever their gender and entitlements are aligned on Maternity and Paternity and partner leave.
At Societe Generale we build careers together. In a fast-changing, diverse and international workplace full of opportunities we help you to fulfil yourself professionally by providing advanced tools and programmes to support your development, as well as a supportive culture and mind-set to help you to grow and excel.
Our activities in Singapore are centered on Corporate and Investment Banking and Global Transaction Banking where we offer a wide range of services to our corporate, institutional and clients. For candidates with a non-financial background, we offer career opportunities in a diverse range of roles and positions in expert-areas like IT, Legal & Compliance, Operations and more.
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At Societe Generale we aim to be a diverse workforce in an inclusive workplace. With the LGBT+ network in Singapore we encourage a culture of openness and respect for all employees and maintain an active dialogue at all levels to promote this culture.
LGBT+ specific actions
Employee Benefits and HR Policies
- Equal Opportunities Policy with detailed LGBT+ anti-discrimination provisions
- Recognition of overseas same-sex marriages and civil partnerships, of domestic partnerships of the same sex and of rainbow families (families consisting same sex parents with dependent children)
- Paternity and Partner leave is available to the non-child bearing mother in a same-sex relationship
- Adoption and Child Surrogacy leave available to all parents, regardless of their gender
- Flexible benefits that can be used for health screening
Looking to develop your career?
- 12 months
- Recent graduates with a Bachelor or Master’s degree
Trainee opportunities are available throughout the year across all areas. We offer you the possibility to gain in depth knowledge and exposure within an identified department. Trainees are part of our Junior Programme, in which you will benefit from networking events, training, discovery sessions such as “Lunch and Learns” and career advisory support. Should you be successful as a Trainee, you may receive an offer to join Societe Generale on a permanent contract.
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Looking to jump start your career?
- 1 – 3 months
- Students currently studying towards a Bachelor or Master’s degree
We offer internship opportunities during which you will gain exposure and discover the Corporate and Investment Banking environment as a start to your career growth. Summer and winter internship opportunities are available in all of our business lines and support functions. We look for students who we can invest in for future Trainee opportunities once they graduate.
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