UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA
DEPARTAMENTUL RELATII INTERNATIONALE
 
 
 
 

STAGII DE PRACTICA LA BANCA CENTRALA EUROPEANA

03.09.2021 - 30.12.2021

 

03.09.2021: Traineeship in the Directorate General Statistics
(termen limită: 01.10.2021)

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in the Directorate General Statistics: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/SpecificFolder?jobId=4236&source=University+outreach
 
Traineeship in the Directorate General Statistics
The Directorate General Statistics consists of around 350 staff members who provide statistical products and services, as well as a whole range of aggregated and disaggregated data, to inform not only central banking and banking supervision policy decisions, but also the public at large, in close collaboration with the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), national competent authorities, Eurostat, the banking industry and other international bodies. 
You would be joining the Directorate General at a very interesting and challenging time, as we are working on modernising the data culture of the ECB, ESCB and ECB Banking Supervision, improving its fitness for a digital and globalised world in a period of rapid financial innovation. In your role as a trainee, you will be part of a team responsible for collecting data and/or producing statistical indicators and work closely with relevant stakeholders such as economists and banking supervisors. You will be part of a multicultural team that is involved in cross-country collaboration and strives for excellence and continuous innovation in order 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 age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.
 
Your role
As a trainee in Directorate General Statistics you will:
  • contribute to the work of the Directorate General or one of its divisions or sections;
  • gain an insight into the methodology, compilation and publication of macroeconomic statistics or large-scale granular/micro datasets in a policy-oriented environment;
  • work in a team and/or independently under the guidance of a mentor, taking the initiative and interacting with other members of staff and management;
  • potentially have an opportunity to complete a conceptual or empirical study and present it at a seminar, and develop statistical tools based on machine learning.
Qualifications, experience and skills
 
Essential:
  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in statistics, data science, economics, mathematics, finance, computer science, operational research or another relevant field (click here for details on degree equivalences); 
  • good IT skills and a working knowledge of MS Office (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • familiarity with data and metadata management, analysis and visualisation;
  • familiarity with a statistical or mathematical software package and/or relational databases;
  • 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.
Desired:
  • knowledge of economic statistics, data on financial markets and instruments, and/or international standards for statistics, accounting or banking supervision;
  • knowledge of techniques used in the management, analysis, modelling and visualisation of large datasets and unstructured data, such as data science tools and machine learning;
  • programming skills and knowledge of programming languages such as Python and R.
 Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
  • be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
  • be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
  • have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
  • have been a trainee for no more than six months;
  • not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously
Closing date: 01.10.2021
 
The traineeships will start in 2022 and run for a minimum period of six months which, depending on business needs, may be extended up to a total of twelve months. The earliest starting date will be in February 2022, while additional options will become available throughout 2022. If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages

24.08.2021: Traineeship in web development in the Directorate General Communications
(termen limită: 13.09.2021)

You will be part of the Web and Digital Division in the Directorate General Communications. The Division develops the digital strategy for the ECB, including its banking supervision activities. Our work includes designing and maintaining the ECB’s external websites and audiovisual tools. We produce content for the website, manage the ECB’s presence in social media and produce digital publications.

We are currently working on a wide range of communications projects and initiatives designed to make the ECB even more accessible to different audiences.

Your focus will be on front-end development. We use a wide range of technologies, from plain JavaScript where loading times are critical to Angular and other frameworks for more complex tasks. Furthermore, there will be opportunities for you to work on the back end and develop skills helping you become a full-stack developer.

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 age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

As a trainee in web development you will:

  • contribute to the development and enhancement of the front end of the European Central Bank, ECB Banking Supervision and European Systemic Risk Board websites and of the ECB’s customised content management system (CMS);
  • use technologies such as JavaScript, Sass (CSS), Angular and Bootstrap;
  • have opportunities to work on the back end of the CMS, use PHP, SQL and complex data structures, as well as perform unit tests;
  • resolve issues with the websites encountered by internal or external users;
  • collaborate with other teams across the bank, understand their needs and translate them into requirements to be implemented;
  • document and/or code processes.

You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in (computer) science, engineering, business informatics or another technology-related field;
  • a background in web development and knowledge of the latest trends;
  • experience in Angular, Sass or other front-end frameworks;
  • 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.

Desired:

  • experience in creating your own CMS;
  • knowledge of automation tools, cloud technologies or software delivery tools (e.g. JIRA, GitLab and Jenkins);
  • experience working with communication or collaboration solutions (e.g. Confluence, MS Teams, Cisco WebEx, Miro or wikis);
  • experience in an international environment, including as a student;
  • knowledge of Agile development and DevOps delivery methods.

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 are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are keen to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

More details: 
https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-web-development-in-the-Directorate-General-Communications/4139


19.08.2021: Traineeship on environmental sustainability in banknotes production
(termen limită: 06.09.2021)

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in the environmental sustainability in banknotes production: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/SpecificFolder?jobId=4150&source=University+outreach.

You will be part of the Production Section in the Directorate Banknotes. Our Directorate has about 70 staff working to ensure the integrity of euro banknotes as an efficient means of payment and protect them against counterfeiting. In particular, the Directorate coordinates all banknote development and production activities, including those related to quality management, across the Eurosystem and with third parties. The Production Section is responsible for coordinating and monitoring euro banknote production, including the accreditation of manufacturers; assuring compliance with health and safety and environmental, security, and quality standards; the approval of production references in printing works and paper mills; and providing technical support in the development of new banknote series.

We are currently working on many environmental sustainability topics related to banknotes, such as environmental impact assessment using the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method, sustainable cotton and waste monitoring.

In your role as a trainee on environmental sustainability in the Production Section, you will be part of a small team of four members of staff responsible for all environmental, health and safety aspects of banknote production. You will work closely with other sections in the Directorate Banknotes, the national central banks and banknote manufacturers.

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 age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role
As a trainee in the Production Section you will:
• support the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) team within the Production Section on all EHS-related activities;
• contribute to and help conduct a full environmental impact assessment of euro banknotes using the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by the European Commission;
• support research activities related to possible ways to reduce the environmental impact of waste disposal in the cash cycle and devise strategies to encourage environmentally friendly disposal;
• support the ongoing ECB sustainable cotton programme, aimed at increasing the percentage of sustainable cotton in euro banknotes;
• process and present EHS data provided by the accredited manufacturers and engage with manufacturers on EHS topics;
• support other ad hoc activities related to banknote production and environmental aspects.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to work closely with banknote production experts on EHS topics and to apply the European Commission’s PEF method to euro banknotes. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:
• be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
• be at least 18 years old;
• have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
• be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
• have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
• have been a trainee for no more than six months;
• not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.


09.08.2021: Traineeships in the English Translation and Editing Section
(termen limită: 31.08.2021)

You will join the English Translation and Editing Section of the Language Services Division, a part of the Directorate General Communications. The Division comprises four sections and a Language Technology and Innovation unit. We are responsible for providing the ECB with linguistic expertise and support in the official languages of the European Union, in close collaboration with the national central banks and national supervisory authorities.

Our editing and translation work covers a wide range of texts for expert audiences and the general public, and includes material for publication on our websites and social media accounts, through which we make the ECB’s work accessible also to non-expert readers.

In your role as trainee, you will be part of a team of English native speaker-standard translators/editors who provide translation, editing, proofreading and terminology services to support the ECB’s communication activities and to help the ECB comply with its reporting obligations.

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 age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

For this position, applications will be accepted from EU and non-EU nationals.

Your role

As a trainee you will:
produce high-quality translations from at least one official EU language into English of a broad range of materials in the fields of banking supervision and monetary policy;
edit and proofread ECB materials in the fields of banking supervision and monetary policy which have been drafted in English by native and non-native speakers, correcting errors of grammar, consistency and style, and ensuring a high-quality finished product tailored to the target audience;
contribute to the drafting/editing of public communication and website content, including social media posts, for the general public;
contribute to clear writing initiatives, the ECB’s English Style Guide and the provision of linguistic and drafting advice in English.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art language technology tools and to gain insight into the work of language services in an EU institution. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential:
a master’s degree (or master’s degree studies in their final stages of completion) in modern languages or translation, or a bachelor’s degree in any other field combined with postgraduate studies in translation;
the ability to translate from at least one official EU language into English;
experience of editing and proofreading English texts, either as part of a degree course or in a professional context;
a good knowledge of the MS Office package, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
a C2 (fluent) command of English and a C1 (advanced) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Desired:
a C1 (advanced) command of a further official EU language;
an interest or experience in drafting content for websites and social media;
familiarity with translation using computer-assisted translation tools such as Trados Studio and an interest in machine translation;
a broad general knowledge of current European affairs, with a particular interest in financial and economic matters.

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 are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are keen to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Further information: 
https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-the-English-Translation-and-Editing-Section/4145


02.08.2021: Traineeship in computer science – Infrastructure & Operations Services Division
(termen limită: 23.08.2021)

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in computer science – Infrastructure & Operations Services Division: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-computer-science-Infrastructure-Operations-Services-Division/3989   

In the Directorate General Information Systems, it is our job to provide the ECB with the IT systems it needs to keep prices stable and safeguard the financial system. We focus on delivering IT projects on time and within budget, maintaining stable IT operations, ensuring the highest levels of cybersecurity and resilience, and exploring innovative technologies with added business value.

You will be a trainee in the Infrastructure & Operations Services Division. We manage the ECB’s IT infrastructure and ensure that all relevant systems and applications are regularly updated and run smoothly. In addition to designing, implementing and maintaining the technical services supporting ECB and ESCB applications, we provide our internal customers with communication and collaboration tools on various platforms and devices. We also manage, monitor and automate various IT services to optimise business and IT processes within the ECB. 
 
Your role
We are looking for four trainees – innovation enthusiasts and business-savvy students with a keen interest in IT or wanting to discover the ECB from the IT perspective. The content of the traineeship depends on the team you are assigned to, your interests and your skill set. You will be matched to a pathway within a specific service team in our division.
  • The Systems team is the hub for all IT services provided at the ECB. You will interact with lots of different teams and customers, understand different perspectives and learn what happens “behind the scenes” of major IT applications. In this team you will have the opportunity to bring in your fresh perspective in the following areas: Directory Services, Certificate Services and Unix-based statistical data processing system. You will also be expected to improve documentation and processes for our customers and operational teams.
  • The Platforms team develops systems that form the basis for all other ECB IT services. These systems include the server hosting platform, standardised databases, monitoring and alerting, network, and automation. In this team you will help us enhance our automation capabilities by developing user stories and workflows. You could also assist us in migrating to cloud-native technologies and extending our tools coverage into the public cloud.
  • The End-User Services team has, over the last year, developed several solutions to leverage productivity and collaboration in a remote workplace environment (e.g. MS Teams, Cisco Webex and Miro). In this team you will help provide our organisation with a highly customised digital workplace. You could also help us configure, test and document a new video conference solution or support the ECB-wide implementation of a telephone system based on MS Teams.
  • The Delivery team controls the service quality provided by our IT service providers. We work with sophisticated tools to measure service performance and continuously improve it in collaboration with our partners. In this team you will help with data analysis and visualisation of our IT service management tools, working on agile delivery methods and further aligning the ECB with DevOps practices.
Within your team, you will attend meetings, conduct analyses, advise on decisions, carry out research for and compile documents and reports, work on pilots and test innovative solutions.
Our traineeship programme gives you:
  • a chance to immerse yourself in the ECB’s IT and IT infrastructure areas and gain first-hand experience of a department delivering high-quality IT services and projects;
  • the opportunity to attend courses and interactive information sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of the ECB;
  • individualised assignments taking your development needs into account;
  • challenging tasks in which you can hone your analytical, technical and business skills;
  • mentors and leaders willing to share their experience with you.
Our traineeships offer you excellent opportunities to gain insights into the way the ECB works, acquire hands-on experience in an area of interest to you, and put your theoretical knowledge into practice. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 
                                         
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
  • have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
  • be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
  • have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
  • have been a trainee for no more than six months;
  • not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages


27.07.2021: Traineeship on environmental sustainability assessment in the Directorate Banknotes
(termen limită: 27.08.2021)

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in the Directorate Banknotes: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-on-environmental-sustainability-assessment-in-the-Directorate-Banknotes/3720  
 
You will be part of the New Banknotes Section in the Directorate Banknotes. Our Directorate’s mission is to ensure the integrity of euro banknotes as an efficient means of payment and protect them against counterfeiting. The New Banknotes Section coordinates the development of new banknotes, from early research and development to the final banknote design.
The New Banknotes Section works together with third parties to ensure that our money remains secure and durable, and can easily be authenticated by citizens and automated devices, such as vending machines. It also develops new products and processes to improve the environmental sustainability of euro banknotes.
In your role as Trainee, you will be part of a team responsible for assessing the environmental impact of any change to the euro banknotes, working closely with the team in charge of the development of future new euro banknotes and the team responsible for the production of the current euro banknotes. 
 
Your role
As a Trainee focusing on environmental sustainability, you will:
·        support the New Banknotes Section in all activities related to environmental sustainability;
·        develop models to assess the environmental impact of any variations in the design of euro banknotes, using the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by the European Commission;
·        develop process datasets compliant with the International Reference Life Cycle Data System entry-level requirements and with the Environmental Footprint requirements;
·        contribute to the compiling and processing of environmental data related to euro banknotes;
·        support other activities related to the development of new banknotes.
 
The position offers you excellent opportunities to work closely with experts on the development of new banknotes, including research and development on new technologies, and to apply the PEF methodology to the development of future euro banknotes. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 
                                         
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
·        be at least 18 years old;
·        be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
·        have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
·        be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
 
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
·        have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
·        have been a trainee for no more than six months;
·        not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages


21.07.2021: Traineeship in People Analytics / Data Science in HR
(termen limită: 08.08.2021)

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in People Analytics / Data Science in HR: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-People-Analytics-Data-Science-in-HR/3981 
 
Traineeship in People Analytics / Data Science in HR
You will be part of the Human Resources (HR) Analytics team in the Employee Services Division of the Directorate General Human Resources. Our Directorate General has over 100 members of staff who provide operational, talent management and advisory services to approximately 4,000 ECB employees.
 
The task of the HR Analytics team is to enable the Directorate General to use a data-driven and evidence-based approach to best serve the needs of employees and the organisation. In particular, the team provides data science services to stakeholders in the Directorate General and in other business areas, generating insights to shape HR strategy, and using data analytics to optimise the impact of HR policies on working conditions, well-being and performance.
 
The team comprises 10-12 highly skilled professionals who work in an agile way and collaborate with colleagues from across our Directorate General. 
 
Your role
As a trainee in HR Analytics, you will:
·        develop statistical analyses and data science solutions and provide recommendations for strategic HR decision-making and HR policy development;
·        contribute to exploring new tools and technologies, testing them and developing prototypes;
·        support the development of a data and evidence-based HR approach by reviewing research literature, generating insights from available reports and tools, and training colleagues to integrate them into their work;
·        contribute to transforming and visualising HR datasets for various projects and tasks.
 
The position offers you excellent opportunities to learn from experienced data scientists, gain hands-on analytics experience and work with leading technologies in a dynamic and inspiring environment. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 
                                         
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
·        be at least 18 years old;
·        be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
·        have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
·        be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
 
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
·        have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
·        have been a trainee for no more than six months;
·        not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages

18.06.2021: PhD Traineeship - External Statistics and Sector Accounts Division
(termen limită: 29.06.2021)

You will join the Sector Accounts and Fiscal Statistics Section, which is part of the External Statistics and Sector Accounts (ESSA) Division in the Directorate General Statistics (DG/S). The Section has around 18 staff and is primarily responsible for developing, compiling and disseminating the euro area accounts (financial and non-financial accounts broken down by sector) and government finance statistics. It also collects, validates and disseminates related data on EU Member States and other national accounts items (e.g. GDP). Finally, it provides user services for these domains and coordinates the ECB’s contribution to the further development and harmonisation of these statistics, both at EU level and in global fora.

Your work will be in the field of financial accounts and will be closely linked to the ESSA Division’s other activities. We are currently working on several initiatives with a view to developing new financial accounts products and are in the process of migrating to a new compilation system. You will work closely with the entire ESSA team, other teams within DG/S, other ECB business areas, national central banks, Eurostat, national statistical offices and the international statistical community.

As a PhD Trainee you will:
• contribute to the development and production of distributional financial accounts for the euro area by linking microdata from the Eurosystem’s Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) with household macrodata included in the financial accounts, as well as investigating potential analytical uses;
• prepare documents for meetings of experts from national authorities;
• develop and refine methods of estimating distributional financial accounts by linking the HFCS with financial accounts data;
• enhance and maintain the software (programmed using R) that is used to produce distributional financial accounts;
• liaise with colleagues (both within the ECB and across the ESCB) who are analysing the data, in order to explain the compilation process and assist with specific investigations;
• carry out a conceptual or empirical study for presentation at an internal seminar and/or to experts from national authorities.

This position will offer excellent opportunities to gain insight into conceptual, methodological and operational work on statistics in a policy-oriented environment, while working independently under the guidance of a mentor. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Who can apply: students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
• have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
• be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
• have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
• have been a trainee for no more than six months;
• not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

Further information: 
https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/PhD-Traineeship-External-Statistics-and-Sector-Accounts-Division/3704

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.


28.05.2021: The European Central Bank has launched 2 new traineeship campaigns:

As a Trainee in Data Science, Technology and Innovation, depending on which team you join, you will:
o   develop statistical analyses and data science solutions, and derive recommendations for strategic HR decision-making and HR policy development;
o   contribute to exploring new tools and technologies, testing them and developing prototypes;
o   support the development of a data-driven and evidence-based approach in HR by collecting research literature, generating insights from available reports and tools, and training colleagues to integrate them into their work;
o   contribute to transforming and visualising HR datasets for different projects and tasks;
o   participate in streamlining and digitalising processes by identifying the necessary system functionalities, designing solutions and ensuring their smooth development;
o   contribute to maintaining HR systems, including our on-site Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution and our innovative cloud systems, as well as our dashboards and analytics tools;
o   manage and remediate system-related incidents, and provide support and training to end users on the use of the HR systems and our dashboards and analytics tools.
 
The position offers you excellent opportunities to learn from experienced data scientists, gain hands-on analytics experience and work with leading technologies in a dynamic and inspiring environment. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.
As a trainee in the Directorate General On-Site and Internal Model Inspections, depending on the division to which you are assigned, you will:
o   support your team in the planning, execution and monitoring of the on-site supervisory programme by carrying out various organisational tasks;
o   participate in organising the training activities offered by the Directorate General to SSM inspectors, as well as in coordinating or supporting other internal and external communication initiatives;
o   support the development of supervisory standards and methodologies for the supervision of on-site inspections and internal models as well as analysis and benchmarking;
o   contribute to the development, maintenance and enhancement of IT/data management tools and projects;
o   support the internal processes in your division and your team, including organisational aspects.  
 
The positions offer you excellent opportunities to analyse cutting-edge issues relating to prudential supervision and to strengthen your project management skills by dealing with key supervisory processes in a multi-stakeholder environment. It also provides extensive scope for you to deepen your understanding of the European banking landscape and to develop your career.
                                    
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
·        be at least 18 years old;
·        be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
·        have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
·        be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
 
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
·        have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
·        have been a trainee for no more than six months;
·        not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages


26.05.2021: The European Central Bank has launched 6 new traineeship campaigns:

o   use and feed our Division’s business intelligence system;
o   use a set of internal IT tools and data visualisation software (e.g. Tableau);
o   draft analyses and reports and present them to stakeholders;
o   follow existing internal procedures and help create new ones;
o   contribute to theoretical research and discussions;
o   shape the analyst profile in the team.
 
o   organising innovative and impactful communications campaigns for the general public, in particular young people, from the drafting of the proposal to the production of impact reports;
o   liaising with our communications agency;
o   conducting research on possible multipliers and stakeholders and establishing relations with them;
o   conducting research on target audiences and topics for our initiatives;
o   identifying trends and developments in public debate on economic and monetary policy in the euro area and drafting reports;
o   implementing our civil society engagement strategy, including planning and organising initiatives for representatives of European civil society organisations.
 
Traineeship in procurement and technology support for lawyer-linguists: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-procurement-and-technology-support-for-lawyer-linguists/3593      
o   support the Division in conducting public tenders, as well as three and/or five-quote procedures, to ensure that the entire procurement process is accomplished effectively and in accordance with the ECB’s procurement rules;
o   provide procurement expertise and administrative support throughout the procurement process and participate in the process of reviewing and approving tender documentation as well as in the evaluation of offers;
o   contribute to the planning and monitoring of procurements within the framework of various procurement reports produced by the Central Procurement Office;
o   contribute to identifying opportunities and developing solutions for effective use of technology in legal drafting, revision and translation;
o   contribute to enhancing processes involved in legal revision, legal translation and publication of legal acts;
o   support analysis and further development linked to accessibility of ECB legal acts.
 
o   edit and revise ECB legal acts, ECB supervisory decisions, Administrative Board of Review opinions and other legal texts drafted in English;
o   apply Union legislative drafting rules to the drafting of ECB legal acts, and review draft ECB legal acts to ensure legal, linguistic and terminological consistency;
o   provide assistance to the relevant ECB business areas, joint supervisory teams (JSTs) and national competent authorities (NCAs) in the drafting of supervisory decisions, Administrative Board of Review opinions and other legal texts;
o   contribute to the development of the methodology and procedures for drafting and translating ECB legal acts, and develop and update supervisory decision templates and associated guidance notes to be used by ECB Banking Supervision, JST and NCA colleagues;
o   carry out legal research related to legislative drafting and in areas relevant to the ECB’s activities as a central bank and a banking supervisor;
o   contribute, as required, to projects reaching beyond a particular language desk and to the work of the Legislation Division as a whole.
 
o   translate draft ECB legal acts and other legal documents from English into French;
o   revise French translations of ECB legal acts and other legal documents;
o   translate legal texts from French into English for internal working purposes and revise translations from French into English of national laws and other legal documents;
o   contribute to the drafting of ECB legal acts;
o   carry out legal research related to legislative drafting and in areas relevant to the ECB’s activities as a central bank and a banking supervisor;
o   engage in the Legislation Division’s projects related to the development of the ECB lawyer-linguist function, knowledge management, the use of technology, etc.
o   contribute, as required, to the work of the Legislation Division as a whole.
 
o   translate draft ECB legal acts and other legal documents from English into Italian;
o   revise Italian translations of ECB legal acts and other legal documents;
o   translate legal texts from Italian into English for internal working purposes and revise translations from Italian into English of national laws and other legal documents;
o   contribute to the drafting of ECB legal acts;
o   carry out legal research related to legislative drafting and in areas relevant to the ECB’s activities as a central bank and a banking supervisor;
o   engage in the Legislation Division’s projects related to the development of the ECB lawyer-linguist function, knowledge management, the use of technology, etc.
o   contribute, as required, to the work of the Legislation Division as a whole.
                                    
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
·        be at least 18 years old;
·        be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
·        have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
·        be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
 
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
·        have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
·        have been a trainee for no more than six months;
·        not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.

11.05.2021: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in Legal Services – Knowledge Management team: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-Legal-Services-Knowledge-Management-team/3545

Traineeships in Legal Services – Knowledge Management team
You will be part of the Legal Knowledge Management (KM) team in the Directorate General Legal Services. Our Directorate General has 120 staff advising on all legal aspects of the regulatory, contractual and institutional framework of the European Central Bank (ECB), the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and European banking supervision. The Legal KM team is currently working on a number of critical projects that cover two main activities: consolidation of legal know-how (in the form of practice guides, templates and manuals) on the one side, and updating legal technology on the other (process mapping and digitalisation, AI-based legal content analytics, legislative knowledge visualisation, etc).

In your role as a Legal Trainee (KM), you will be part of a team of six members of staff responsible for supporting the work of lawyers in our Directorate General by conducting legal research and compiling notes on legal topics and case-law. You will also be involved in different legal operations and legal technology projects aimed at digitalising work processes and improving access to legal knowledge. Our team works closely with the rest of the Directorate General and, depending on the project, with IT and information management specialists.

Your role
As a Legal Trainee (KM) you will:
• contribute to compiling and updating practice notes and templates for the Directorate General and consolidating relevant doctrine/know-how;
• provide tailored responses to ad hoc research requests received from lawyers in the Directorate General;
• contribute to the development and implementation of digital tools for legal KM (such as search engines and databases, digital workflows, wiki pages and legislative visualisation tools);
• contribute to enhancing processes and systems in the Directorate General for tracking and monitoring legal developments of relevance to the ECB, ESCB and ECB banking supervision;
• contribute to the legal training programme and KM culture in the Directorate General.

This position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to a culture of collaboration and exchange and to improve best practices. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
• have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
• be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
• have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
• have been a trainee for no more than six months;
• not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages 


14.04.2021: The European Central Bank has launched 7 new traineeship campaigns:

• Traineeships in Risk Management: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-Risk-Management/3378

As a trainee in the Risk Analysis Division, you will:
o contribute, by collecting and processing data, to the reporting on financial risks in relation to the Eurosystem’s credit operations and asset purchase programmes, and to the reporting on financial risks and performance of the ECB’s investment portfolios;
o contribute to the regular monitoring and reporting of compliance of the Eurosystem’s monetary policy operations and the ECB’s investment operations against the relevant financial risk management frameworks, as well as perform follow-up measures;
o participate in projects and conduct ad hoc analyses aimed at further improving financial risk control and reporting processes from both a business and an IT perspective.

As a trainee in the Risk Strategy Division, you will:
o support the analysis of the risk management frameworks and development of policies governing the Eurosystem’s credit operations and non-standard monetary policy measures related to, for example, eligibility requirements, valuations, haircuts, credit assessments as well as climate change;
o support the conduct of credit risk analyses in the context of the ECB’s asset purchase programmes;
o participate in the maintenance and further development of IT applications, tools and databases.

• Traineeships in Operational Risk and Business Continuity Management: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-Operational-Risk-and-Business-Continuity-Management/3353

o participate in tasks relating to all three of the section’s core disciplines: operational risk, business continuity and critical incident management;
o maintain systems containing operational risk and business continuity-related information;
o support the maintenance of the external loss database, and monitor the news in order to keep abreast of external threats;
o support the maintenance of data as regards the ECB-wide mass notification tool and the associated alert exercises, as well as other resilience exercises and tests;
o contribute to the annual Enterprise Risk and Resilience Update Exercise.

• Traineeships in media monitoring: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-media-monitoring/3392

o continuously monitor and analyse news from various media sources and share key items with ECB management and staff;
o analyse media reporting on the ECB’s media activities and write coverage reports for ECB management;
o writing news summaries for the ECB’s intranet;
o present the day’s news at internal meetings.

• Traineeship in Supervisory Strategy and Risk: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-Supervisory-Strategy-and-Risk/3304

o contribute to the team’s ongoing work and new initiatives;
o prepare presentations, conduct data analysis and carry out market research or benchmarking studies, while also creating and running surveys;
o contribute to the development of ECB Banking Supervision’s risk identification, assessment and monitoring framework;
o support the definition of the supervisory priorities and their translation into strategic planning;
o develop analytical tools to identify and monitor risks in the banking sector and specific supervisory risks;
o support ex-ante and/or ex-post reviews of supervisory outcomes;
o contribute to the Directorate’s other projects (e.g. in the fields of operational risk management, or following up on audit findings, etc.)

• Traineeship in Media Analysis: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-Media-Analysis/3402

o support the analysis of survey data, textual data (e.g. via natural language processing) and other relevant microdata related to the media, in order to provide intelligence and strategic advice to the Division and DG/C, highlighting communication challenges and opportunities;
o contribute to analysis and research on relevant topics, and present results and insights to management and other stakeholders;
o contribute to compiling regular analytical reports;
o contribute to social media monitoring.

• Traineeship in Internal Communication: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-Internal-Communication/3068

o devise and produce content for a range of different channels (intranet articles, videos, visuals, etc.), which will include proposing and developing new formats;
o contribute to the continuous improvement of the team’s “How To” video channel;
o support the design, preparation and delivery of internal events and communication campaigns, including stakeholder management;
o help to establish and maintain communities of practice in the field of communication in partnership with colleagues from other business areas (intranet writers, videographers, etc.);
o take part in and facilitate communication workshops.

• Traineeship in Finance: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-Finance/3363

As a trainee in the Financial Reporting Division you will:

o contribute to preparing financial statements and reports of the ECB and the Eurosystem;
o account for the ECB’s market operations and financial instruments (monetary policy, foreign exchange and investment portfolios), perform the related reconciliation process and follow up with the relevant business areas, in particular with Market Operations;
o collect and analyse the NCBs’ balance sheets and other financial data;
o provide analytical and quantitative support to the Division and address financial reporting queries, thereby extracting relevant data from the ECB’s financial information systems and producing analytics for various stakeholders;
o closely interact, cooperate and share knowledge with other ECB business areas and Eurosystem NCBs on various financial accounting and reporting topics;
o support the administration and development of information systems used for the ECB and Eurosystem financial reporting, and contribute to our digitalisation, automation and innovation initiatives.

As a trainee in the Accounting Division, your tasks will include:

o contributing to various regular, non-monetary policy-related accounting processes that include working with ECB SAP components relevant for financial accounting;
o helping to advise purchasing business areas, contractors (creditors or debtors) and other relevant stakeholders on accounting issues;
o supporting the analysis and presentation of accounting data for decision-making purposes;
o contributing to the optimisation and documentation of internal processes and procedures;
o supporting the onboarding and training of new colleagues;
or
o providing functional support for the ECB’s procure-to-pay processes, as well as external system support to e-Tendering bidders/suppliers;
o participating in project implementation (both system and non-system-related);
o performing user access rights maintenance for various SAP modules;
o helping to create user manuals and training materials and to train end-users.

As a trainee in the Budgeting and Controlling Division, you will work on a wide spectrum of operational and policy activities linked to the ECB’s budget and related controlling activities. Your tasks will include:

o supporting planning and regular expenditure monitoring;
o carrying out reporting and forecasting activities;
o supporting regular and specific financial data analysis;
o carrying out financial dashboard activities and IT system-related work;
o supporting the optimisation and monitoring of adherence to organisational compliance frameworks and rules relating to budgeting and controlling;
o enhancing data and knowledge management structures and tools;
o supporting project performance control from a financial perspective.

Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
• have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
• be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
• have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
• have been a trainee for no more than six months;
• not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.


03.03.2021: The European Central Bank has launched 3 new traineeship campaigns:

•   Traineeships in Human Resources: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-Human-Resources/3122  
o   contributing to the design, development and implementation of policies, frameworks, services and/or tools in one or more of the following HR areas: career management, performance management, strategic workforce planning, learning and development and working culture;
o   contributing to HR initiatives across the European System of Central Banks, with a key focus on the training and development initiatives of the ECB, the national central banks and the national supervisory authorities;
o   supporting the roll-out of HR initiatives and processes, including workforce planning and performance management, as well as staff engagement surveys, mobility initiatives and specific client-driven projects;
o   contributing to initiatives and processes that aim to support and inspire employees during their career journey at the ECB and are related to career development, employability, connectedness, performance, and on- and offboarding;
o   supporting recruitment processes through data analysis, market research and benchmarking, and contributing to employer branding and talent attraction initiatives.

•   Traineeships in Archives and Records Management: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-Archives-and-Records-Management/3027  
o   support the quantitative and qualitative monitoring and reporting of information management practices, as well as the implementation of the ECB’s retention policy for paper and digital records;
o   contribute to a wide range of operational records management and archival support tasks related to how information is created, processed, stored and preserved for future use, and in a highly specialised environment;
o   support the Division’s information management projects, including digital archiving and preservation, external collaboration and the opening of the ECB’s historical archives to the general public;
o   develop and/or test functional requirements of enterprise content management and digital preservation systems;
o   support and maintain the ECB’s information management policies, procedures and guidance;
o   develop and enhance guidance and training material to raise staff awareness and encourage adherence to the ECB’s information management policies and procedures.

•   Multimedia trainee: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Multimedia-trainee/3182   
o   supporting the duties of the ECB’s official photographer and videographer;
o   developing audio-visual storytelling solutions that support communication objectives and meet the aims of creative briefs;
o   searching for images and video footage that best match ECB-related topics, across all platforms and communication channels, including websites and social media;
o   making complex topics accessible to the general public by creatively combining text, images, videos and other audio-visual footage;
o   organising raw media, colour grading footage and archiving media files as required with the necessary meta tags.
                                          
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:
•   be at least 18 years old;
•   be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
•   have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
•   be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
•   have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
•   have been a trainee for no more than six months;
•   not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
 
If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.


24.02.2021: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in Data Engineering, Analytics and Big Data Technologies: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeship-in-data-engineering-analytics-and-big-data-technologies/3101 

Traineeship in Data Engineering, Analytics and Big Data Technologies
In the Directorate General Information Systems, it is our job to provide the ECB with the systems it needs to keep prices stable and safeguard the financial system. We run and maintain more than 100 IT services, look after the ECB’s IT governance frameworks and develop such frameworks for the Eurosystem/European System of Central Banks. We focus on delivering IT projects on time and within budget, maintaining stable IT operations, ensuring the highest levels of cybersecurity and resilience, and exploring innovative technologies with added business value. 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.
 
The content of the traineeship depends on the team you are assigned to, your interests and your skill set. You will be matched to a pathway within a specific service team focusing on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating data, or supporting data science use cases.
Within your team, you will attend meetings, conduct analyses, advise on decisions, do research for and compile documents and reports, work on pilots and test innovative solutions.
Our traineeship programme gives you:
·        a chance to immerse yourself in the ECB’s IT and IT governance areas and gain first-hand experience of a department delivering high-quality IT services and projects;
·        the opportunity to attend courses and interactive information sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of the ECB;
·        individualised assignments taking your development needs into account;
·        challenging tasks in which you can hone your analytical, technical and business skills;
·        mentors and leaders willing to share their experience with you.
You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.
                                         
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
All candidates should:
·        be at least 18 years old;
·        be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
·        have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
·        be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
·        have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
·        have been a trainee for no more than six months;
·        not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
 
If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages

05.02.2021:
PhD traineeship in the Directorate General Economics, termen limită: 11.02.2021
Graduate Programme 2021, termen limită: 24.02.2021


21.01.2021: The European Central Bank has launched 2 new traineeship campaigns:

As a trainee in this area, you will be involved in one or more of the following tasks:
    • contributing to the management of financial market infrastructure projects and operations (including planning, monitoring and reporting);
    • supporting a variety of project activities and coordinating testing and launch activities, for which you will interact directly with the main stakeholders;
    • working with internal and external parties 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;
    • supporting the planning of internal and external meetings and conferences;
    • managing internal and external information flows in your business area, in line with deadlines and confidentiality requirements, by updating, recording, storing and/or distributing information;
    • maintaining data management processes, databases, systems and tools, gathering information, and processing documents, charts, dashboards and presentations.                     
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
 
All candidates should:
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
  • have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
  • be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
  • have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
  • have been a trainee for no more than six months;
  • not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages

22.12.2020: The European Central Bank has launched 7 new traineeship campaigns:

Who can apply: Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
  • have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
  • be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:

  • have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
  • have been a trainee for no more than six months;
  • not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.

11.11.2020:  The European Central Bank has launched 5 new traineeship campaigns:
• PhD Traineeship in the Directorate General International and European Relations: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/PhD-Traineeship-in-the-Directorate-General-International-and-European-Relations/2750 
• PhD traineeships in the Fiscal Policies Division: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/PhD-traineeships-in-the-Fiscal-Policies-Division/2728 
• Traineeships in Digital Communications: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-digital-communications/2753 
• Traineeships in Finance and Administration: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-Finance-and-Administration/2764 
• Traineeships in the Business Cycle Analysis Division and the Prices and Costs Division: https://talent.ecb.europa.eu/careers/JobDetail/Traineeships-in-the-Business-Cycle-Analysis-Division-and-the-Prices-and-Costs-Division/2707 

Who can apply? Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.

All candidates should:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
• have completed at least a first cycle qualification (bachelor’s degree);
• be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.

Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
• have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
• have been a trainee for no more than six months;
• not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.


04.09.2020: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2020-367-TRA Traineeships in the Directorate General Statistics. ECB is looking for candidates with:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in statistics, data science, economics, mathematics, finance, computer science, operational research or another relevant field; good IT skills and a working knowledge of MS Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • familiarity with data and metadata management, analysis and visualisation;
  • familiarity with a statistical or mathematical software package and/or relational databases;
  • 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.

Please find the full vacancy notice here. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 28 September 2020.


10.07.2020: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2020-311-TRA Traineeships on quality control in the Directorate Banknotes. ECB is looking for candidates with:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in metrology, printing, mechanical or chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, graphic arts with a focus on quality management, or another relevant field (read more);
  • 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.

Please find the full vacancy notice here. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 27 July 2020.


10.07.2020: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2020-312-TRA Traineeships on environmental sustainability in the Directorate Banknotes. ECB is looking for candidates with:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental or chemical engineering, chemistry, biology or another relevant field (read more);
  • 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.

Please find the full vacancy notice here. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 27 July 2020.


03.07.2020: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2020-304-TRA Traineeships in Analytics/Data Science in Human Resources. ECB is looking for candidates with:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher, with a specialisation in one of the following fields: data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, human resources management, business administration, economics, social and organisational psychology, business information systems, business analytics, or another relevant discipline;
  • as a minimum, either an intermediate level of expertise with R or advanced skills with another statistical programming language or 6 months of experience as an HR analytics professional;
  • experience in or knowledge of analytics and data science methodologies;
  • excellent analytical and conceptual skills and an interest in complex technical content;
  • a sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, or similar software;
  • 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.

Please find the full vacancy notice here. The closing date for this vacancy is Tuesday, 21 July 2020.


03.06.2020: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2020-240-TRA PhD Traineeship, External Statistics and Sector Accounts Division. ECB is looking for candidates with:

  • a master’s degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, social sciences or another relevant discipline together with at least two years of PhD studies in one of these fields;
  • competence in the use of statistical and/or mathematical software packages (preferably R), time series analysis packages (e.g. Stata or similar) and related computer programming experience; or, alternatively, experience in dealing with large and complex datasets (e.g. survey data or micro data);
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • 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, https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/table-1-cefr-3 .3-common-reference-levels-global-scale.

Please find the full vacancy notice here. The closing date for this vacancy is Tuesday, 16 June 2020. If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.


20.01.2020: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2020-021-TRA Centralised Traineeships.

In the following areas:

  • Human Resources & HR Data Science
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Banking Supervision - horizontal and specialised expertise
  • Operational Risk and Business Continuity Management
  • Communications
  • Market Operations
  • Market Infrastructure and Payments
  • Information Governance
  • Risk Management

We are looking for candidates with:

  • 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, available here.

Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://jobs.ecb.europa.eu/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_hcmx_ui_ext/?jobId=005056853E201EDA8EF07377B167D3E5. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 17 February 2020.


25.09.2019: The European Central Bank is launching a traineeship programme in selected areas of the European Central Bank. We are looking for candidates that have finished their bachelor’s degree or higher in multiple areas. This is a great opportunity for those that are looking to put into practice what they have learned during their studies. Please find the full vacancy notice here: Traineeship Programme.


30.08.2019: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2019-166-TRA  Traineeship, Directorate General Statistics.  We are looking for candidates with: a bachelor’s degree or higher in statistics, data science, economics, mathematics, finance, computer science, operational research or another relevant field; good IT skills and a working knowledge of MS Office (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint); familiarity with data analysis and/or data management; familiarity with a statistical or mathematical software package and/or relational databases; Please find the full vacancy notice here. The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 27 September 2019.


16.05.2019: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2019-101-TRA PhD Traineeship, External Statistics and Sector Accounts Division.  We are looking for candidates with: a master’s degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, social sciences or another relevant discipline together with at least two years of PhD studies in one of these fields; competence in the use of statistical and/or mathematical software packages (preferably R), time series analysis packages (e.g. Stata or similar) and related computer programming experience; or, alternatively, experience in dealing with large and complex datasets (e.g. survey data or micro data); an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU. Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://jobs.ecb.europa.eu/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_hcmx_ui_ext/?jobId=005056853E201EE99DE1108F904E4A40. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 17 June 2019.


16.05.2019:The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2019-093-TRA Traineeships in Analytics / Data Science in Human Resources. We are looking for candidates with: bachelor’s degree or higher, with a specialisation relevant to the work of the HR Analytics team, in one of the following fields: data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, human resources management, business administration, economics, social and organisational psychology, business information systems, business analytics, or another relevant discipline; as a minimum, an intermediate level of expertise with R or advanced skills with another statistical programming language; experience in or knowledge of analytics and data science methodologies; an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU. Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://jobs.ecb.europa.eu/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_hcmx_ui_ext/?jobId=005056853E201ED99C9415088F157E8D. The closing date for this vacancy is Tuesday, 28 May 2019.


18.03.2019: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: 2019 ECB Graduate Programme.  We are looking for candidates with: a master’s degree or PhD completed between 1 February 2017 and 31 January 2019; alternatively you may be due to complete a PhD in 2019 (in this case the master’s degree can have been obtained before 1 February 2017) – candidates with a PhD, or who will obtain their PhD in 2019, will have a distinct advantage; qualifications in a field of interest to the ECB, e.g. economics, finance, statistics, accounting, financial/commercial/EU law, data science, political science, European studies, international relations, business administration, journalism and communications, psychology, information technology, civil engineering, engineering, mathematics, languages, human resources, physics, chemistry or facility management; a general interest in European affairs, central banking, banking supervision and matters of relevance to ECB business areas. Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201ED991E5D85725EBA286. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 8 April 2019.


11.01.2019: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: Traineeship Programme at the ECB.  We are hiring candidates in the following areas: Compliance and Governance; Finance; Operational Risk and Business Continuity; Market Infrastructure and Payments. Essential requirements for the traineeship programme include:  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 ECB business areas participating in the programme; a good knowledge of the MS Office package and an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU. Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201EE9859BC91A489EFF78.   The closing date for this vacancy is Wednesday, 30 January 2019.


18.10.2018:The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: Traineeship and PhD Traineeship in Directorate Banknotes.  We are looking for candidates with in metrology, printing or chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics or graphic arts with a focus on quality management, or a related field.  For the PhD, a master’s degree in paper engineering, paper and pulp chemistry, materials science, wood science, digital imaging and printing, physical science, or a related field; and at least two years of PhD studies at the closing date for applications in the field of paper engineering, paper and pulp chemistry, materials science, wood science, digital imaging and printing, physical science, or a related field.   Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201ED8B48BDC78045D08F7


12.10.2018: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign: Traineeship in the Directorate General Information Systems. As a minimum, you need a completed bachelor’s degree in (computer) science. Graduates with
academic qualifications in non-science subjects but with a curriculum including electives in science and technology may also apply.  Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://goo.gl/eHqiS6.


08.08.2018: The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign Traineeship in the Directorate General Administration.  We are looking for candidates with a a bachelor’s degree or higher with a specialisation or focus in one of the following fields: environmental protection and/or sustainability management and communication, accounting, finance, business administration or public administration, law, engineering, organisational development, risk management, business continuity management, or information technology. Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201EE8A6C7B22228D57B31


18.07.2018.The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign Traineeship in the Production Section, Directorate Banknotes.  We are looking for candidates with a bachelor’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental or chemical engineering, chemistry, biology or an equivalent subject.   Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201ED89FBED2B863D09B2C


06.06.2018. The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign for a PhD traineeship, External Statistics and Sector Accounts Division, DG/S.  We are looking for candidates with a master’s degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, social science or another relevant discipline and at least two years of PhD studies in one of those fields.  Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201ED89AB34C6D183547EB 


19.04.2018. The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign for Traineeship in the Statistical Applications and Tools Division, DG/S.  We are looking for candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in statistics, mathematics, data science, computer science, economics, econometrics, finance, engineering or other relevant discipline.  In addition,  knowledge of predictive modelling, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data mining and statistical techniques; familiarity with the techniques and approach for the management of large datasets and/or data modelling and analysis of unstructured data (“big data”) and familiarity with a statistical or mathematical software package and related computer programming experience (Python, R, Matlab or equivalent) and/or with relational databases (Oracle, DB2, MySQL or equivalent). Please find the full vacancy notice here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201ED890F99DA460468F95. If you would like to know more about our traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages or send us an e-mail with your question.


15.01.2018: Traineeship in Operational Risk and Business Continuity Management. We are looking for candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in a bachelor’s degree or higher in business or public administration, auditing, non-financial risk management, information technology or other relevant subject.  In addition, an interest in operational risk management, business continuity and/or crisis management issues. Closing date for applications: January 30, 2018.


13.11.2017: The European Central Bank is launching a new traineeship campaign in the Directorate General Information Systems.  We are looking for candidates that have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in computer sciences and technology or another academic subject with electives in sciences and technology. As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to develop your analytical and technical skills in different areas.  Candidates must have completed their first cycle of education, evidenced by a full degree or equivalent, at the closing date for the application.

 

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