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VIE Analyst Mining Metals and Industries Finance - Corporate & Investment banking - London, United K

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Commitments made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions require gigantic industrial investments as well as the development of many new technologies, all of which are crucially dependent on the availability of critical minerals. EV batteries are essentially made of lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and graphite. Electric vehicles need more copper than combustion engines, wind turbines are mainly built with steel and solar photovoltaic panels, made of aluminium. These minerals also need to be transformed in industrial process that have to be decarbonised.

SG's Mining Metals and Industries ("MMI") team is delivering tailor-made financing solutions to raise capital for large scale international investments along the value chain of minerals, from mining to their industrial transformation and more particularly in the decarbonisation and re-onshoring of industrial processes. SG has become a market leader in advising mining and industrial companies and projects, and more especially in industrial sectors, that are critical to the energy transition such as battery gigafactories and green metal production. This is a global activity with close to 50 front officers operating out of London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Sidney and Hong Kong. The team also holds client relationship management responsibilities in the sector and is also able to arrange and underwrite debt financing for its clients and their projects.

The London- based MMI team has a regional specialisation on the EMEA region. However it is part of a wider MMI CEMEA Team which, together with the MMI Paris team jointly originates, executes and monitors transactions the CEMEA region.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Supporting transactions execution and monitoring
  • Supporting the development and management of client relationships in the EMEA region
  • Supporting the business development in new sectors
  • Supporting the identification and addressing of clients' needs
  • Supporting monitoring and reporting about transactions, portfolio and team's performance
  • Supporting colleagues from other MMI locations to provide best-in-class advisory to the client base and to contribute to the global franchise
  • Role must be performed in accordance with the conduct and compliance rules inherent to the business. It has to be done in compliance with internal procedures and external regulatory rules

Due to the VIE eligibility criteria, a questionnaire will be provided. Please make sure to answer all the questions for an efficient analysis of your application.

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PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Studies & experience:
  • Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering School or University with a specialization in business, finance and/or engineering
  • A previous experience in project finance would be appreciated

Language skills:
  • Fluent in English

Technical, operational & soft skills:
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient/Good command of MS Office


When applying for the visa, you will have to advance visa fees (less than £1 000) that will be reimbursed by Société Générale London after the beginning of the VIE

To be eligible for this visa used for VIE, you will need to provide proof of the following:

- Graduated within the last 2 years

- English level with a certificate (IELTS - min 6/9 or TOEIC - min 605/990)

- Proof of support Funds (min £ 1 270)

The VIE assignment post Brexit

This VIE in London is to begin as soon as possible, but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. Bear in mind this visa process is new and could take from 6 to 12 weeks and delay the assignment start date.

The VIE will last 12 months. No VIE extension will be possible in the UK due to the visa, but it could be extended for a 2nd year in another country within the Group depending on opportunities.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France's eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.
Whether you're joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 23000VK4
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2024/03/01

Publication date: 2023/11/30

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