Type of contract Traineeship
Who can apply EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme (read more)
Salary The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation allowance.
Working time Full-time
Place of work Frankfurt, Germany
Closing date Monday, 17 February 2020
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join a traineeship programme in selected areas of the European Central Bank. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.
The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.
Your tasks as a trainee will be supervised and will vary according to the unit you join. They may include research, drawing up draft reports, compiling statistical data, performing operational tasks or contributing to specific projects related to your business area.
Our traineeships offer you excellent opportunities to gain insights into the way the European Central Bank works, acquire hands-on experience in an area of interest to you, and put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
We are hiring trainees for the following areas:
Human Resources and HR Data Science
Compliance and Governance
Banking Supervision horizontal and specialised expertise
Operational Risk and Business Continuity Management
Market Infrastructure and Payments
You will be asked to tell us the area you are applying for during the application process.
Qualifications, experience and skills
Essential for the traineeship programme:
a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field relevant to the area to which you are applying;
a general interest in European affairs, central banking, banking supervision and matters of relevance to the area to which you are applying;
a good knowledge of the MS Office package;
an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, read more.
You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people’s diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need for change and propose alternative solutions.
You can find more detailed information on the skills and qualifications needed for specific areas via the links above.
The recruitment process for this position may include a pre-recorded video interview, a remote written exercise and an online interview via WebEx.
Application and selection process
For further information on how to join us, read more.