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SG CIB takes on more female graduates

24 May 2008

SG CIB takes on more female graduates Female graduates are increasingly accepted in front-office banking roles, it has been reported.

A recent recruitment drive by Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) across Europe and Asia has highlighted that 47 per cent of graduates accepted onto the banks graduate programme were female.

Female students looking for international graduate schemes with banks could be interested to hear that SG CIB's 53:47 ratio was much more in their favour than the industry average of 80:20 men to women.

Its programme covers area including equity capital markets, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions and equity sales and trading, and recruits spend the two-year programme in either London, Paris or another city of their choice, according to Online Recruitment Magazine.

Mathilde des Dorides, the firm's head of graduate programme and policies, told the online news provider: "The programme has generated outstanding results, as well as accomplishing our recruitment objectives to find high calibre, diverse and multi-cultural profiles from an array of European and Asian countries.

She added that the class of 2008 seeing an increase in female students being offered roles is "great news" for the firm and the finance industry as a whole.

SG CIB is a financial institute that operates in 45 countries worldwide employing more than 10,000 staff.

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