FAQs.

We hope this site provides all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining BNP Paribas. However, if you still have queries, our FAQ section below may help.

 

  • DO I NEED A SPECIFIC DEGREE DISCIPLINE IN ORDER TO APPLY?

We consider graduates from all degree disciplines as long as you can demonstrate excellent academic performance. Numerate and analytical disciplines, such as Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, Business, Economics, Sciences and Computer Science are all ideal. However, we also value other qualities alongside academic achievements, for example: creativity, logical thinking and extra-curricular activities such as sports clubs or societies.

 

We’re looking for the qualities that will enable you to work effectively in one of our teams – like self-confidence, motivation, strong communication skills and respect for others. Above all, you need to be focused on client service, excited by banking and the markets and comfortable with technology, numbers and analytical thinking.

 

  • WHAT IF I TAKE A GAP YEAR AFTER GRADUATION?

We will consider your application if you take a gap year. However, please make sure you check our application closing dates carefully and think about whether you’d be available for any assessment centres or interviews.

 

  • DO I NEED TO SPEAK FRENCH TO WORK AT BNP PARIBAS?

No – French is not a pre-requisite. We are an international bank and the international business language is English. However, additional languages are always an advantage.

 

  • CAN I APPLY BY SENDING A HARD COPY OF MY CV?

If you’re unable to apply online due to a disability, please email BNPPgraduate@alexmann.com to arrange an alternative application method. Otherwise, all applications should be made online.

 

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY?

Most people take approximately 60 minutes to complete the online application form; however you can save your application at any stage and log in to return at any time.

 

  • WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS?

The selection process is a combination of the following stages, depending on the programme, the area and region of the bank you apply for:

    • Online application
    • Online tests
    • Video interview
    • Business interview or assessment centres

 

  • ARE TRAVEL COSTS REIMBURSED FOR ALL STAGES OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS?

Travel costs are reimbursed up to a certain amount. Details regarding travel reimbursements will be included in the information sent to you at the second stage of your application.

 

  • ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK ABROAD?

You’ll be recruited to a specific office. However, because we have offices all over the world, you may well have the opportunity to work abroad at a later stage. In fact, this is something we encourage – we’re looking for internationally minded people.

 

  • DO YOU OFFER INTERNSHIPS?

Yes. You can find out more about them here.

 

  • CAN I CHOOSE A SPECIFIC ROLE/PRODUCT AREA THAT I’D LIKE TO WORK IN?

When you apply, you’ll be asked to indicate your preferred role but our application process is also designed to highlight which role or roles would suit you best. If your first choice of role is no longer available we will consider you for other roles that fit your profile. Together with our senior and experienced business managers we will help you identify the best fit for your skills and ambitions.

 

  • WHAT IF I REQUIRE A WORK PERMIT?

We support applications for candidates requiring a work permit. However, restrictions may apply depending on the region.

 

  • IF I’VE BEEN GIVEN A DEADLINE TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM ANOTHER COMPANY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We believe that you should have the opportunity to consider all offers. If you have an ‘exploding’ offer from another company and you are waiting to hear from us, please call and let us know. We will do everything we can to speed up the process to help you make an informed decision.

 

  • CAN I PREPARE FOR THE TESTS?

To prepare for the online ability tests go to http://getstarted.cut-e.com where you’ll find practice tests. Other than practice, no preparation is necessary – other than a good night’s sleep.

 

  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TESTS?

If you meet our required standard, you will be invited to attend a first interview or an assessment centre. If you’re unsuccessful, we’ll notify you by email shortly afterwards.

 

  • IF I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY ONLINE APPLICATION WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you experience any problems whilst applying online please email bnppearlycareers@resourcesolutions.com.

 

  • CAN ANYONE APPLY FOR A GRADUATE ROLE?

We recruit recent graduates looking for their first full time job. If you have more than 12 months’ working experience you may be more suitable for one of our experienced hire roles. Please visit our main careers website to find out more.

 

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