Structured finance or Infrastructure & Project Finance advisory


Just got 2 internship offers in the UK, one in an oil&gas structured finance team in a tier 2 bank and another one in a big4 Project Finance advisory team. I really don't know what to do and which one to pick. I don't know what I want to do later, maybe infra & energy consulting or finance and I want to pick the offer that will be the most valuable for my resume and that will leave most doors open.

I like the projects covered by both offers. The first one is very specialized though and maybe outdated in 2022. The second one covers all types of infra (energy, transport, social...) but maybe less spectacular and technical projects (and value) than oil&gas. The job descriptions are the same in both cases (running tests on financial models, review models and hypothesis...) with commercial pitches and portfolio review in the bank offer and work on PPPs and contracts in the big4 offer.

In which one do you think I will get a better overview of the whole process? 

Which one would be the most valuable on a resume?

Comments (4)

Jan 12, 2022 - 7:20pm

this type of team is usually split into two functions but often they are combined into the same role as an analyst. those functions are advisory and lending. You should go with the one which offers the most advisory experience. What you do not want to do is get stuck in a lending only role. So when you say o&g structured finance, does this mean O&G structured finance advisory, or is it a reserve based lending role.

Jan 12, 2022 - 7:31pm

Thanks for your answer. I think the team in the bank does both advisory and RBL but mostly RBL from what I understood. But aren't those kinds of products too specific to be transferable?

Also I'm a bit confused about the big4 offer and their definition of PF Advisory. The job description is about modeling, risk quantification etc… while you find people online saying that their only activity is model auditing. Do you have an idea of the daily work there?

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