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SLAM International Graduate Program

The Contest Day

The Contest Day represents the final step in the selection process, designed to offer an experience which can improve the personal and professional background of the participants. During the day, selection moments - the recruiting game and individual interviews with our assessors - take turns with activities and testimonials which aim to communicate the Group's values and projects.

An opportunity not to miss


Immediate hire on a permanent basis


Lessons and courses in collaboration with one of Italy's top business schools.


An intensive and accelerated growth path.


A job rotation abroad to breathe in the Group's internationality 

Job Training

Cross-functional project work to collaborate with colleagues from different fields and achieve new skills.

Future Jobs

The opportunity to lead the change specializing yourself in a job of the future.


The constant support of a mentor and a talent advisor throughout the program.


The opportunity to know the Group and quickly achieve the skills most in demand.

SLAM: the International Graduate Program path

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Joining the International Graduate Program means starting a unique experience, during which it will be possible to explore different professional areas of the Group and get involved through job rotations of 12 months each, one of which is international

A tailor-made program designed around participants' passions, interests and professional desires. Together with the mentor and talent advisor it will be outlined a path where to express skills and bring a concrete impact to the Group. The program includes also cross-functional projects at different Facilities to expand new networks and gain new knowledge. 

Starting your own career path with SLAM

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Submitting your application through the Career Site.

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Passing all the selection process steps.

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Onboarding  and joining the International Graduate Program.

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Job Rotation

First job rotation.

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Job Rotation

Second job rotation.

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Job Rotation

Third job rotation

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Landing in a facility with specialisation in a trade of the future

The program training course

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This International Graduate Program offers the opportunity to participate in a training program of one of Italy's leading Business Schools, that will allow participants to discover and deepen some topics related to the world of finance, designed also for those who have not done training in this area.

In addition, there are courses aimed at developing of strategic soft skills.

Who we are looking for

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We are looking for people:

  • visionary: they dream big, live the present with passion but without setting themselves limits, and are determined to have a rapid and challenging growth path;
  • flexible: they seek change, innovation and contexts in which to continuously learn;
  • courageous: they want to put themselves on the line and are ready to begin a professional journey, including to international destinations;
  • creative: they think outside the box and outside established roles, in complete freedom;
  • open-minded: they prefer dynamic, interactive and spontaneous workplaces to collaborate creatively with colleagues.

The selection process for joining SLAM

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Send your application through our Career Site. If your profile meets the requirements, we will involve you in the next selection steps.

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Psychometric test

Take the multiple-choice test in which you can test your logical/abstract and mathematical skills, but not only...

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Digital Video Interview

Tell about your experiences and skills by recording your asynchronous digital video interview, wherever and whenever you want.

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English test

Take the test to enable us to assess your English knowledge.

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Contest Day

Participate in a fun and inspiring event day: work in teams on solving a business case, meet our managers and get all the information about SLAM, our International Graduate Program

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After completing the selection process, you will join the Program. We will accompany you in your accelerated growth path. 

Career areas and opportunities at the end of the program

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At the end of the program, participants will take on a specific role in one of the professions of the future, thanks to the exceptional experience gained over the three years. It will be always possible to count on the help of mentors and talent advisors to identify the profession most in line with aptitudes and passions, choosing from the following career areas:

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Working in the heart of Intesa Sanpaolo. From Asset Management to Corporate & Investment Banking, from Insurance to Private Banking or Retail Banking.

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Digital, Tech & Data Management

Working in the Intesa Sanpaolo Group's IT Area to be a key player in our digital transformation and get involved in different roles for the development of a highly sought-after and value-adding professionalism for the company. 

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An area full of diverse opportunities where it's possible to bring innovative contributions. You can choose between Audit, Risk, Compliance & Legal, Lending & Finance, Accounting & Controlling, HR, Organization & Facility Management, and Marketing & Communication.

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A unique opportunity to experience different professions and find the role and area best suited to one's skills and needs.

All FAQs about the training course

Here are some questions you might have about SLAM


The main questions about the program

What do the job rotations consist of?

Those who join the program will do three job rotations, of one year each, designed in a logic of specialized professional development. You will have the opportunity to work in a different Intesa Sanpaolo facility each year, and one rotation will be international

Will job rotations take place only in Milan and Turin?

Flexibility is an important requirement for joining our International Graduate Program: job rotations will be domestically but also abroad. 

Who decides the facilities where my job rotations will take place?

Throughout the course you can count on the help of a mentor and a talent advisor who will help you to identify the path best suited to your aptitudes and passions.

Are training paths provided?

Yes, there is an exclusive training course provided through collaboration with one of Italy's leading Business Schools

Will the training be performed in presence?

Your training program in Finance and all courses dedicated to you will be conducted both in-person and remotely. Details of how you can benefit will be communicated to you when you join the program.

What happens at the end of the program?

At the end of the program, when job rotations are over, you will have acquired a specialization in a job of the future and will continue your path in one of the Group's three areas: Business, Digital Tech & Data Management, and Governance

What kind of contract is provided?

SLAM provides the open-ended contract from the beginning.

Requirements to participate in the program

How often are applications opened?

SLAM, the new International Graduate Program of Intesa Sanpaolo, is an exclusive and professional selection program which takes place once a year.

Is a specific master’s degree required to apply?

No, the International Graduate Program is open to recent graduates with excellent, cross-disciplinary profiles, who come from any faculty.

I have no background in finance. Can I still apply?

The International Graduate Program is open to recent graduates of any faculty. During the program you will participate in an exclusive training program, in collaboration with a leading Business School, where you will also gain skills and knowledge in finance

Can I apply even if I am still a college student or have a bachelor’s degree?

Given the type of full-time contract and the preparation that the International Graduate Program requires, you must have already earned at least a master's degree to apply.

Is English proficiency a requirement to participate in the program?

Yes, the English language will accompany you along the way, and we will select people with an excellent level of English proficiency. The selection process will also be conducted exclusively in English.

Is the Graduate Program also dedicated to recent graduates without previous work experience?

Certainly. Any work experience or any first/second level master's degree will be positively evaluated during the selection process, but they are not binding.

Selection Process

How can I apply to join the International Graduate Program?

The first step is to register your profile in the appropriate section of the Career Site: you can enter your personal information and upload your CV. Once registration is complete, you can go to the Graduate Program page and submit your application

I have already submitted applications for other positions. Can I apply for this program as well?

Yes, if you meet all the requirements you can also apply for SLAM. If you have already started a selection process for a position in the Group or are about to start it, you will not be able to participate in this selection.

How can I check the status of my application?

In the "my profile" section you can find in the "submitted applications" space the selection status of all the applications you have made. Also for this program you can check your tracking selection and the outcome of the steps.

I have sent the application. What are the next steps in the selection process?

Once you have submitted your application, if your profile meets the requirements, we will involve you in the next selection steps: a psychometric test, a digital video interview, an English test, and a Contest Day. To enter each selection step, it is necessary to have passed the previous step.

What does the Contest Day consist of?

On this day you will work in teams on solving a business case, meet our managers and get all the information about SLAM. More information will come as the selection process continues. Only people who have passed all the previous selection steps will attend the contest.

Will I get feedback if I won’t pass one of the steps?

Certainly, all candidates will receive the feedback at the end of each step of the selection process.

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