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Societe Generale in the UK
Societe Generale was established in the UK in 1871 as the Group's first international office outside France.

Through this longstanding presence in the UK, Societe Generale has established strong relationships with major companies, investors, business leaders and government entities, which we harness for the benefit of our clients.

The Group's expertise in the UK ranges from corporate and investment banking to private banking services, asset management, global brokerage and clearing services to vehicle and equipment finance.

Our commitment goes beyond just serving our clients. Across all our Group entities in the UK we take our role in the community seriously. Through our corporate social responsibility programme we provide support across areas of high deprivation close to our UK offices, whether this is in the form of school partnerships, employee volunteering, direct and in-kind donations and the matching of staff fundraising.

Headquartered in the City of London, we employ over 3,000 employees across the country and are a core hub of the worldwide Societe Generale Group.
Societe Generale - Working Together
Working Together - Building the Bank of Tomorrow
At Societe Generale our goal is to become the relationship bank of reference. Relationship banking is only possible with the right people - the right team - working together, sharing a common team spirit.

People join for the impact they can have on us.  They stay for the impact we have on them.  A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours.  It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion.  By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation.  Bringing words like 'dedication' and 'hard work'  together with 'community' and 'respect' has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together.  We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different.  It's what makes you different.

Our diverse and talented workforce is driven by excellence and our clients and customers, whether they are individuals, professionals, businesses or institutional investors, in or outside the UK, want to have an extensive range of services at their fingertips. The size and scope of our business enable us to offer them these services and this is good news for job candidates, because it means we offer a diverse range of career paths.
Why join SG?
  • Team Spirit
  • Innovation
  • Commitment
  • Responsibility
"On our 150th anniversary, we have reaffirmed the values that unite our 148,300 employees by adding commitment and responsibility to team spirit and innovation. This means that in both strength, in unity and in the potential of each individual that we are individually and collectively committed to our clients and the company. Likewise, we are a responsible bank because each one of us acts as a responsible banker, as a personal custodian of our shared culture of appropriate risk for the client and the company."

Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer