Intern - Project & Export Finance Manager

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Date: 20 Sep 2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:424539 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


The Trainee will report to the Project & Export Manager, within the Treasury organization.



You will provide assistance to the Project & Export Finance Managers. The variety of duties performed will be strongly linked to the day-to-day activity of the PEF department


In close partnership with legal, fiscal & tender control support functions and ensuring compliance with Alstom policies, the Trainee will be asked to assist PEF Managers Region who interfere in 3 business levels:

 I - Business Development level

 II - Tender Phase Level

 III - Contract Implementation Phase level


The scope of the position will include but will not be limited to:

- Financial analysis / creditworthiness of our financial customers and partners

·        Assisting in assessing the financial risks arising from any bid to be submitted and to set-up

a risk mitigation plan and associated costs throughout the life of the tender up to the coming into force of a contract

·        Structuring & delivering Project and Export Financing Offer

·        Providing negotiation support to sales and project teams at all stages of a contract (from business development to project execution)

·        Implementing or assistance to payment securities, credit insurance policies, Financing during contract execution

·        Establishing a company’s “customer finance” strategy by optimizing sources of funds and ECA support according to the industrial footprint and customers’ profiles

·        Building and maintain trusted relationships both inside and outside the organization

Furthermore, the Trainee position carries the possibility to interface with:

·       Export Credit Agencies

·       Brokers for Private Insurance coverage

·       International banks and financing institutions

·       Support Functions: Tender Control, Tax, Legal, Project Audit

·       Regional sales organization and Finance: Finance VP and Country FDs, Regional Treasurers, Business

·       Development, Customer Directors, Tender Leader, Bid Managers

·       Operations: Site controllers, Project Controllers, Bid managers

·       Funding & Treasury / Tax / Tender & Project Control / Bonds & Guarantees / Dealing Room





·        Preparing or holding post-graduate diploma in Finance or Business School

·        In addition to French & English (both mandatory), Spanish or German would be a plus

·        Previous field experience as a Trainee in a bank or a financial institution would be appreciated


Technical Skills:

The successful candidate holds or prepares a Master degree in Trade and MLT Finance and/or Sales


Behavior skills:

·       Strong and conclusive education backgrounds

·       Commitment to undertake on and off the job training over the duration of the traineeship

·       Autonomy and team spirit

·       Quick learner

·       High degree of self-organization

·       Accountable, result-oriented, cooperative and team focus.

·       Ability to communicate with all levels of management within the company as well as with

        outside stakeholders

·       Ability to handle technical inputs



Saint-Ouen, France



6 months



June or July 2023

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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