Traineeships in the European Central Bank You will be part of one of the divisions in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments.
Type of contract Traineeship
Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme (see further information section)
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 19.04.2022
- help to manage financial market infrastructure projects and operations (including planning, monitoring and reporting);
- support a variety of project activities and coordinate testing and launch activities, including by interacting directly with key stakeholders;
- work with internal and external counterparts on administrative matters and standard enquiries, ensuring effective communication within your division and beyond, with committees of the European System of Central Banks and with various other working groups;
- support the planning of internal and external meetings and conferences;
- manage internal and external information flows in your business area, in line with deadlines and confidentiality requirements, by updating, recording, storing and/or distributing information;
- maintain databases and data management processes, systems and tools, collect information and process documents, charts, dashboards and presentations.
Qualifications, experience and skills
- a bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, business administration, econometrics, programming, computer science, engineering, finance, mathematics or physics, auditing, communication, law (with specialisation in the area of financial markets) or a related field;
- 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.
- basic knowledge or experience in the area of payments, securities settlement or collateral management, including back-office applications;
- basic knowledge of central banking and an understanding of the ECB’s mission, tasks and responsibilities;
- knowledge of project management principles;
- a general understanding of IT applications and the software development life cycle (in particular the testing phase);
- strong analytical skills (especially in the context of transforming business requirements into test scenarios and test cases);
- basic knowledge of XML and ISO 20022 messages.
Application and selection process