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Banking firm takes on more female graduates

Published: Thursday, 22 May 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Female graduates are embracing front-office banking roles, according to an international corporate and investment bank.

Figures released by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) show 47 per cent of the degree-holders accepted onto the financier's graduate international programme in 2008 were women, reports Onrec.com.

With the average ratio of male to female workers in the sector standing at 4:1, the results appear to represent something of a triumph for women in finance.

Mathilde des Dorides, head of graduate programme and policies at SG CIB, said the increase in female students being offered roles was "great news for SG CIB and the finance industry as a whole."

Umang Panchal, business development director at Hobsons recruitment said female graduates were "more motivated than ever" to apply for front-office roles, and were performing "exceptionally" during the recruitment process.

Graduates studying on the two-year programme will spend time working in London, Paris and another city of their choice, gaining exposure to all areas of the industry.

Meanwhile, an overall slowdown in UK banking and finance recruitment has today been reported by online advertising firm Broadbean Technology, according to Recruiter Magazine.
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