Traineeships at European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany


Traineeships in the Directorate General Budget & Finance at European Central Bank (ECB)

Deadline: 24 February 2016
Open to: bachelor’s or higher degree with a specialisation in accounting, finance, business administration or public administration, economics, law, engineering, organisational development, risk management, business continuity management or information technology
Remuneration: EUR 1,050 per month


The Directorate General Budget and Finance at European Central Bank (ECB) is responsible for providing a framework for resource planning and control (of both headcount and budget), including the strategic planning and medium-term and annual budgeting processes relevant to all resources, and extending to the work programmes of business areas within the ECB and the portfolio of project activities.

Traineeship between three and six months, with the possibility of an extension to up to 12 months in total in the same business area.
Tentative starting dates in each business unit:

  • Budget, Controlling & Organisation Division: 1 May 2016;
  • Financial Reporting and Policy Division: as soon as feasible;
  • Accounting and Procurement Division: between 1 June and 31 December 2016;
  • Operational Risk Management & Business Continuity team: between 1 July and 30 September 2016.


Applicants must have the following knowledge and competencies:
(Depending upon the recruiting unit) a bachelor’s or higher degree with a specialisation in one of the following fields:

  • accounting;
  • finance;
  • business administration or public administration;
  • economics;
  • law;
  • engineering;
  • organisational development;
  • risk management;
  • business continuity management;
  • information technology.

Knowledge of, and ideally practical experience in, one or more of the following areas:

  • budget planning and control;
  • project planning and control;
  • organisational development;
  • accounting (financial reporting);
  • financial markets and financial instruments;
  • (public) procurement;
  • information technology;
  • operational risk management;
  • business continuity management.
  • an advanced command of English with proven drafting ability;
  • a moderate command of at least one other official language of the EU;
  • a moderate command of German would be an asset in the Accounting and Procurement Division;
  • a working knowledge of MS Office, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • knowledge of other software applications such as MS Access, MS Project and SAP would be an advantage.

The successful candidates will be able to collaborate well with colleagues, communicate clearly, deliver results, thrive in an environment of diverse people and ideas, and respond to change in an agile manner.


The trainee grant is the exact amount of EUR 1,050 per month. The trainee grant is increased to EUR 1,900 per month for trainees who have completed at least two years of PhD study and who apply for a traineeship vacancy that requires such a level of qualification.

Application Procedure

In order to apply you should register on their platform and follow the instructions.

For Further Information about program please visit the official web-page




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