The financial institution is launching the second edition of the BBVA CIB Female Graduate Training Program, an initiative aimed at integrating 20 new graduates into the BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking field.
This initiative offers the opportunity to unleash the potential of the selected women with an immersive one-year training that includes internships in different teams and countries before entering the job market. This program is part of the bank’s diversity strategy and shows the bank’s commitment to promoting female profiles in areas where they are less present.
“At BBVA CIB, we believe that having a team made up of individuals with different ways of seeing the world makes us a better bank. That’s why we are fully committed to diversity and the promotion of a collaborative and inclusive work environment,” explains Oriol Foz, head of talent and culture at BBVA CIB. As part of this commitment, the training program for female graduates of the CIB aims to “stimulate the potential of the next generation of female leaders at BBVA, training them and preparing them for future positions in corporate and investment banking.
Since 2012, more than 300 professionals have already completed BBVA CIB’s graduate programs with the aim of integrating the best talents in the field. Since 2021, the Female Graduate Training Program has been aimed at young female graduates from all over the world. They join the area through an initial one-year immersion process, which includes training with BBVA CIB unit managers and three-month internships in different countries.
The training program for women graduates BBVA CIB – BBVA
The objective is to promote female talent in investment banking, a historically male-dominated sector with a shortage of women. In the business of investment banking, there is still a significant gender gap that the bank wants to erase from this first stage of attracting talent.
The role of family co-responsibility in the fight for gender equality
The path to equality requires us to redefine gender roles to free them from the stereotypes and prejudices inherited from past social norms. In this new paradigm, the company plays a key role if it wants to attract and retain the best profiles. In the search for this approach in favor of non-gendered talents, BBVA is committed to programs and actions that reflect the different family models, new paternities, the promotion of women and the visibility of models to amplify the message of diversity. .
The new edition of this talent program includes 20 internal positions in different key cities such as Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Hong Kong, London, Lima and Bogota, and will start in October. This will be an opportunity to discover how BBVA’s investment banking division helps its clients carry out their projects, achieve their business, digital transformation and sustainable development objectives.
Currently, 39% of the BBVA CIB area is made up of women, a figure that is increasing year on year with the promotion of impact measures in favor of gender equality. This is evidenced by the fact that in 2021, 43% of vacant positions in the territory were filled by women (compared to 35% in 2019).