What tuition to prioritize when we target the banking and finance professions? Many of you feel lost in the maze of existing courses.
The most sought-after profiles are related to the intense activity of the retail bank. It employs three-quarters of the banking sector’s employees and accounts for most of the recruitments. If you have a business description, you have a good possibility of enticing recruiters. Indeed, positions, accessible from BAC + 2 level, in charge of reception in the agency, telecare, customer advisor to individuals and professionals are available. In addition to salespeople, recruiters look for specialists in risk control, audit or accounting. Your technician description can also find its place in banking companies as long as you plan to work on less known but equally necessary trades.
Commercial but also technical profiles
As a recent graduate, you are also popular with banks. You can enter the sector with a banking diploma of level BAC+2 to BAC+5, without experience. Companies have a variety of in-house training to train you in their culture, products, and services. Confirmed profiles are also sought after, especially in team management or investment banking, areas where some maturity is required.
Given the diversity of its businesses and their different degrees of complexity, the bank is, in fact, fond of many profiles. All must nevertheless understand that the bank is a service company with, ultimately, a customer. It means real commercial or at least relational skills.
To replace the many retirements, the bank is looking for not only recent graduates but also confirmed, with a profile of commercial preference.
Young graduates: Recruitment in numbers
The windfall of retirements. The grand-boom remains a boon for young graduates who want to enter the sector. Young people under 30 considered for more than two-thirds of new hires in 2008. And the trend should continue for a few more years. Retail banking is the most auspicious activity and is also the one that recruits the youngest graduates; so you do not have to worry too much. Especially since the sector prefers to take young people and train them internally.
Different opportunities. If you enter the sector without experience, you will have a maximum of possibilities for the various positions of the retail bank, but not only. You can also orient yourself towards the support professions (project manager, network architect, risk manager, etc.) and the financial professions (management controller, middle-office manager, etc.).
If you specialize in financial mathematics, you will be able to hold the positions of a financial engineer or finance analyst. Confirmed profiles are more sought after for managerial ranks of the agency manager type, but also for jobs requiring banking and finance diploma, particularly on the investment bank side, such as the trader profession.
For technical profiles
If you have a more professional profile, nothing is lost! Banks have vacancies in their administrative services. In the back office and the middle office, you can intervene with payment methods, flows, transfers, documentary credit, etc.