Type of contract Traineeship
Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme
Grant The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)
Working time Full time
Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date 27.11.2022
Qualifications, experience and skills
a bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, finance, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, data science, social sciences or a related field;
experience working with any of the following programming languages: MATLAB, Python, R, Stata, VBA Excel or SQL;
experience with one or more of the following types of data: macroeconomic, financial market, firm-level or transaction-level data, other micro data, or large datasets;
a sound understanding of the economic issues relevant to the Capital Markets/Financial Structure and/or Monetary Policy Strategy Divisions;
a good knowledge of the MS Office package, in particular Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
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.
a master’s degree or higher in economics, finance, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, data science, social sciences or a related field, or studies at this level that you will be close to completing in the course of 2023;
a solid background in econometrics (in particular, time series and panel econometrics), statistics or data science;
experience working with relational databases, using SQL and/or other big data analytic tools in Hadoop, Apache Spark or similar big data frameworks;
proficiency in any of the following programming languages: MATLAB, Python, R, Stata or SQL;
experience using visualisation tools such as Tableau or Shiny;
experience assisting with research;
experience using market data services such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv (Eikon and/or Datastream), IHS Markit iBoxx, Haver Analytics and SNL Financial, and, for bank and firm balance sheet data, services such as Moody’s Analytics BankFocus (formerly Bankscope) and Orbis Europe respectively.
Traineeship of between 6 and 12 months in total. The traineeships will start in the course of 2023.
Other details on the conditions applicable to traineeships at the ECB can be found on our website.