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Trainee – 12 months’ Contract – South East Asia Communications – Marketing / Communication Singapore

Role Summary

  • Based in Singapore and working under the supervision of the Vice President of Communications for South East Asia, the South East Asia Communications Trainee is responsible for:
  • Supporting the implementation of the communications plan for South East Asia, integrating local implementation of the global/APAC communication strategy
  • Support communication activities to the Singapore Branch and the various staff engagement committees
  • The role particularly focuses on delivering the following objectives, shared with the local business lines and HR teams:
  • Promote the bank’s image as an employer;
  • Support and enhance client relations;
  • Generate staff engagement


  • The scope of responsibility covers all channels promoting Societe Generale’s image and activities in South East Asia, in support of VP, Communications for SE Asia:
  • Branding & advertising

-Support the local implementation of any usage of Societe Generale’s brand
-Support sourcing of merchandising products and gifts

Partnerships & Citizenship

  • Support the local implementation of the Asia Pacific sponsorship platform
  • Support the coordination and implementation of citizenship initiatives across SE Asia

Editorial & digital communications

  • Support the production of regular content, focusing on business activities and corporate culture
  • Support the production of the SE Asia Staff Monthly digital newsletter and SE Asia intranet


  • Support staff engagement events supporting Citizenship/Diversity/internal social activities in collaboration with HR and the various staff engagement committees
  • Support the organisation of client events locally in collaboration with the business lines
  • Support HR in campus partnership events

The role implies also to assist the other Communications team members across Asia-Pacific as and when required.

Profile Required

Academic Background And Certifications, Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in communications, media & communication, marketing, literature, journalism or relevant field
  • Internship experience in a multi-national corporation, specialised communication agency, or media agency is advantageous
  • Strong written and verbal communication with excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in MS suite, Adobe Photoshop with design and video editing skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to communicate ideas clearly to the wider Asia Pacific communications team
  • Strong sense of responsibility and a strong team player
  • Languages: Fluency in English with fluency in a second language (e.g. Mandarin, French, Cantonese) is a plus

Behavioral Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to Cooperate
  • Open Mindset
  • Thinking Out of the Box
  • Technological & Digital Savvy
  • Accountability

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.

Business Insight

Societe Generale* is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Department Description

  • The Communication department of Societe Generale Asia-Pacific ensures:
  • The definition and implementation of the Communication strategy in the region (approx. 9,000 staff across 12 locations), in line with Societe Generale group communication and Asia-Pacific overall strategy and objectives;
  • The promotion of Societe Generale’s brand, culture, values, and business expertise to its internal and external stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region across the different communication channels;
  • The support for their communication purposes and issues of its corporate functions and business activities, principally in Financing & Advisory, Global Markets and Investor solutions, Asset Management, and Transaction Banking.

The Communication department consists of a team based in Hong Kong and dedicated resources in key locations: China, India, Japan, and Singapore for SE Asia. The department is structured around the following activities:

  • Branding & advertising;
  • Partnerships & citizenship;
  • Media relations;
  • Editorial & digital communication;
  • Events.

The South East Asia sub-region encompasses 5 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000IZU

Business unit: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch

Starting date: Immediate

Date of publication: 31/08/2020


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