Events & Communication Trainee

Societe Generale - RSR
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like hard work and dedication together with community and respect has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.


The Communication department of Societe Generale UK is ensuring:
The definition of the Communication strategy in the UK, in line with Societe Generale group Communication;
The promotion of Societe Generale's brand, culture, values, and business expertise on the UK territory;
The support of its business activities, principally in Financing & Advisory, Global Market and Investment Services, Wealth and Asset Management.

The Communication team is organised around 3 pillars:
Media Relations;
Corporate Communications;


The internship offered in the Societe Generale UK communications team allows a 11 months (possibility to extend for an additional 11 months) experience dedicated to contributing to the promotion of Societe Generale to its stakeholders, both internal and external with a specific mission in the Events pillar.

Based in London, the role covers a large range of events dedicated to Internal and External audiences across the UK, Scandinavia and Central Europe.


As part of the Events Team, in line with the UK Events Strategy, the main responsibilities are to:
Support and work alongside a team of 3 Events Managers in the delivery of their events (to include event planning, budget setting, liaison with suppliers and internal/external stakeholders, on-site management, post-event feedback and budgetary reconciliation)
Manage the day-to-day delivering of our corporate and third party event offering
Occasionally deliver Events on a solo basis as and when required,
Develop key relationships both internally (business and corporate functions) and external (venues, suppliers, etc)
General administration such as updating the CRM for events and prepare the quarterly reporting of the events


With a strong interest in communications strategies, and in particular, events, you want to develop your experience by joining a team responsible for promoting a company in the financial services sector with a solid European brand.

Technical Skills
Events management experience is an advantage
Able to manage and follow budgets
Good negotiator and interpersonal skills
Excellent organisational and time-management skills
Detail-oriented and thrive under pressure
Ability to work on several projects at one time and being able to prioritise workload
Knowledge of global communication strategies and integration of Events within
Knowledge of London venues is an advantage
Interest in Banking and Financial Services

Personal abilities
Service driven, adaptable, and team player
Curious, dynamic and open-minded
Self-organised and good planning abilities
Proactive and forward-thinking
Strong relationship building and adaptation skills
Trustworthy and transparent

Note: The position requires flexibility in terms of working out of normal office hours and potential to travel within the UK and abroad.

- University Degree in Marketing and/or Communication, Literature, Modern Languages or Arts
- Graduate leaver or someone with 6 to 12 months relevant experience who would like exposure to events and corporate communications

- Fluency in English both written and spoken
- Foreign languages, especially French, is an added value

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.