Structured Asset Finance Trainee

Job title: Structured Asset Finance Trainee

Company: SEB

Contract type: Full-time, permanent

Location: Helsinki

Application deadline: 13/01/2020

Published: 17/12/2019

Interested in learning more about structured asset financing solutions in a leading team? Apply to be a Structured Asset Finance Trainee at SEB!

Working as a Structured Asset Finance Trainee and participating in SEB’s International Trainee Programme will give you a unique opportunity to develop your professional skills in a modern and innovative company.

The Structured Asset Finance team offers tailored and large-scale transactions and solutions to large corporate and institutional clients through deep financing and industry expertise. In your trainee role you will collaborate closely with the team to advise SEB’s clients in asset financing and risk assessments to achieve optimal financing for assets such as power generation, manufacturing equipment, trains and ships. If you are eager to learn, have an organized way of working and are excited to work in an international team, this is your place!


As a trainee at SEB you will get the opportunity to develop an extensive network and gain a deep understanding of the financial industry as well as being professionally and personally challenged.

We offer you:

  • A nine months trainee programme, designed for professional and personal development
  • Chance to work with real business challenges and to make a real impact for SEB´s business and organisation
  • Opportunity to work abroad for SEB in connection with the programme
  • Full-time, permanent employment with market salary and access to SEB´s employee benefits

Read more about SEB’s International Trainee Programme here.


Within Structured Asset Finance, there are dedicated teams in Helsinki and Stockholm. As a Trainee you will get to work in this international team with one of the most specific and complex products within banking and financing. The team has vast expertise and backgrounds from different areas such as financing, industrial and energy sectors, and close working relationships with the large corporate and institutional clients.

You will work with diverse tasks to get a good overview of the products, solutions and risk management within Structured Asset Finance. From the first day you will be involved hands-on in the process from customer meetings and advising to analysing, documentation and structuring the specific solution to client needs. In this role, you will have various contacts both with clients as well as different departments and teams in SEB.

Global Head of Structured Asset Finance, Jouni Järviluoma, describes the work in Structured Asset Finance: “Asset finance is one of the most fascinating parts of the financial industry in my view. We enable on our part investments which makes the world go around. Our financing has always the direct link to the asset. Our team is very experienced and well recognized in the industry. This trainee position is optimal for a candidate who wants to be the future star in asset finance. Our product always combines highly analytical approach and client interaction.”


We are looking for a person who can challenge us and we will do everything we can for you to get a kick-start career in SEB. In return, we ask for this:

  • An academic degree in Business, Engineering, Social sciences or equivalent – We appreciate diversity in backgrounds, therefore your motivation, attitude, values and career goals are more important than your study major
  • You are, or soon to be, graduated and have some work experience
  • You are fluent in written and spoken Finnish and English – For this position we consider also skills in Swedish as an advantage but no requirement

It is not a requirement but a plus if you have experience acquired through leading projects, have worked within customer service or other service areas, and have studied/worked abroad.

As a Structured Asset Finance Trainee you work with specified processes and therefore you need to have an analytical and diligent way of working, be able to approach the big picture as well as smaller details in a structured way and be eager to learn new. You work accurately with research and documentation and are a proficient user with Microsoft Office tools. As you work closely with your home team, customers and other teams at SEB, you enjoy networking and have great team working skills. You will work in a Nordic team with colleagues both in Helsinki and Stockholm and we hope you can work in both locations.


Please submit your application documents at the latest on 13th of January 2020 via aTalent’s application system here: Please note that your application documents should include 1) your cover letter, 2) your CV and 3) your latest Degree certificate or Transcript of records of your studies in English (or in Finnish). Please submit your documents in PDF form.

The recruitment process includes first-round phone interviews with selected candidates facilitated by aTalent Recruiting and for top candidates who pass the first selection the next round will include aptitude tests and an all-day recruitment day called SEB Day (please reserve already all day on 31.1.2020).

For more information about the Trainee Programme see: and If you have questions about the recruitment process contact our recruitment partner aTalent Recruiting’s Recruitment Manager Vilma Vuorinen (+358 50 513 4740, vilma.vuorinen[at] during 11.-23.12. and 7.-13.1.2020.