Please note that we are not taking any more applications into considerations for cycle 1! If you submit your application now you will automatically be taken into consideration for cycle 2.
Allow your talent to flourish and enjoy the best experience in in our Operations and Change traineeship
Our Operations and Change traineeship enables you to steer your career in a direction that suits your talent and passion.
The 2 year programme allows you to discover yourself through a wide selection of (online) professional and personal skills trainings.
Make an impact as a trainee
The financial industry has been turned upside down in recent years. Our entire field of work and the world around us have changed.
Customers have different needs than before and there are new competitors on the market.
At ING we are always broadening our horizons. Our people have a forward-thinking mentality, a strong can-do spirit and enjoy working in an agile environment.
The Chief Operations Office (COO) is leading when it comes to transforming and running ING as the bank of the future. COO brings together many disciplines which means that as a trainee you will be working at the intersection of digitalisation, process engineering, data management and optimising the client journey.
Therefore, this role asks for talented people that can drive optimisation and change, always look at things end-to-end, are true believers of standardisation, and can switch easily between an operational environment and the board room.
Your first year
Your HR trainee manager will assist you in choosing your first rotation based on your own interest and learning goals. This rotation lasts approximately six months.
For example, you can work on improving the operational excellence of teams that deal with customer enquiries and requests or Tackling an ever-changing series of different projects as a Blackbelt, e.
g. for Wholesale Banking or Retail Banking.
During your first rotation you also work together with fellow trainees from other tracks on a group assignment to tackle a challenge that is relevant to our business.
This gives you the opportunity to expand your network within ING and practice your stakeholder management skills.
With these new experiences and contacts, you are in charge to arrange your second rotation. Now it comes down to addressing your network and taking the initiative.
We encourage it to gain international experience during this six-month period,( if possible with local Covid-19 restrictions) which is not only great fun but is also good for your personal and professional development.
Your second year
After two rotations, you now have a better understanding of which direction you would like to go and are ready to choose your third rotation.
Are you broadening your knowledge within your track or would you like to explore a business area within another track?
During your third rotation you’ll start networking for your fixed position. This permanent lets you go deeper into the field of operations and change right from the start.
You expand your knowledge and hone your skills, while working on your further development as e.g. a Junior Consultant, Blackbelt or Lead of a Customer Loyalty Team.
Training and Coaching
As a trainee there will be many opportunities to discover and develop yourself. Your HR trainee manager coaches you during your three rotations.
For extra guidance you can reach out to your line manager or ask a senior manager to mentor you. During the second year of your traineeship you’ll also benefit from a few personal sessions with an external coach.
During your traineeship, you participate in two Global Trainee events focused on professional and personal skills together with all ING’s trainees across all tracks from around the world.
On top of this, throughout the year various virtual trainee days are organized where you’ll learn about ING and work on your professional skills.
Besides many opportunities to grow personally and professionally there are more benefits to working at ING : :
Our Operations and Change trainee
Has an academic master’s degree from a university, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business Information Management, Change Management, Business Administration or (Industrial) Engineering.
Has an interest in financial services, an innovative take on banking, you are metrics and process driven and have an unconditional drive to turn your ideas into reality.
Has worked on personal development through various extracurricular (international) activities.
Has a strong drive for efficiency, optimization and standardisation
Is good at managing stakeholders and communicate easily on different levels
Is enthusiastic, hard-working and humble
Do you have what it takes?
When applying for the Operations and Change traineeship October 2021, remember to upload your complete application : CV, motivational questions and grade lists (Bachelor and Master till now) in English.
if you are sure you are what we are looking for, go for it!
HR interviews : May 25th May 28th
Business Panels : June 7th June 11th
HR interviews : July 12th July 15th
Business Panels : July 26th July 30th
HR interviews : August 9th August 12th
Business Panels : August 23rd August 27th
We have a limited amount of positions for this traineeship and we will close the vacancy when we have hired enough trainees for October 2021.
This means particular traineeships might not be open for multiple cycles.
Click on the following links to find out more about the ITP Programme and the selection procedure.
Please note that the results will remain definite for a future application for one of our traineeships. This means that you cannot apply again after not passing either our assessment or interview stage.