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12 Month Internship - Financial Crime

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Business type

Types of Jobs - Compliance / Financial Security

Job title

12 Month Internship - Financial Crime

Contract type


Term (in months)


Management position


Job summary


Department Summary

Financial Crime is commonly referred to as Financial Security at Crédit Agricole. The Financial Security Department is split into 3 teams: (i) FS Advisory & Governance (ii) Fraud & Complex Investigations and (iii) Quality Assurance. This vacancy sits within the FS Advisory & Governance team. FS provides CA-CIB London Branch and Crédit Agricole SA (CASA) London Branch with controls and procedures in order for them to comply with the internal FS (financial crime and sanctions) policies and procedures, local regulatory obligations and the bank’s objective of reducing financial crime within the financial sector.


Key Responsibilities of the Department

The FS Department in the UK is responsible for:
• Ensuring that CA-CIB is fully compliant with the provisions of all relevant legislation;
• Developing and maintaining local policies, procedures, training and education in line with evolving statutory and regulatory requirements;
• Taking reasonable steps to establish and maintain awareness and training across the London branch;
• Acting as the primary point of contact for the UK businesses with regards to financial security matters;
• Providing SME risk opinions on higher risk customer relationships, transactions and payments;
• Representing CA-CIB to regulators, supervisors and external bodies;
• Ensuring that all parts of CA-CIB are complying with policy and therefore monitoring operations and development of the policy as required;
• Obtaining, reviewing and acting on sanctions, money laundering and terrorist financing findings issued within the industry (local and international);
• Receiving internal suspicious activity reports and general escalations from stakeholders. Escalating to the Fraud Prevention and Special Investigations team and the MLRO;
• Preparing regular reports for CA-CIB and CASA management on financial crime risk compliance with the internal and external rules and regulations.


Intern Role Summary

The Intern would be part of the Financial Security Advisory & Governance Team (FS A&G), reporting to the Deputy Head of FS A&G, key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assisting in various Financial Security projects as and when required;
• Assisting FS team members with the preparation required for regular committee meetings;
• Assisting with the collating of statistics for various reports;
• Assisting with the administration of training records;
• Attending training sessions held for and/or by the Financial Security team;
• Assisting in the drafting of enhanced due diligence summaries;
• Liaising with Business Lines on Financial Security related queries;
• Maintaining training statistics, attendance and follow-ups.

Note: relevant training is provided.

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Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

• Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory Financial Security and internal Compliance requirements including Financial Crime and Fraud including reporting obligations (reporting of suspicious activity) to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).
• Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required;
• Escalate all issues that you do not understand or require further guidance; and

• Liaise with Compliance as and when necessary.

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree (equivalent considered) or above with the minimum classification of 2:1. 


  • The post requires someone with either experience of or ability to learn how to administer and execute compliance monitoring and control plans.
  • Proven experience of delivering high quality written reports and of formally tracking actions to resolution.
  • Some prior experience short term experience within a compliance environment would be seen as advantageous i.e. summer internship/work experience. 


Required skills

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong diplomacy and tact;
  • Confident and adaptable, and possess an eye for detail;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Energy and tenacity to work well under pressure to deadlines.
  • Team player;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Confidentiality required.

Technical skills required

• Strong IT literacy (MS Office; databases, Excel etc);
• Analytical skills


English (fluent required), other European language skills would be seen as advantageous