Traineeship in Robotic Process Automation

CSO/Gov. &Transform.Services

General Information

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Grant The trainee grant is €1,170 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 04.11.2022

Your team

You will be part of the Governance and Transformation Services (GTS) Division, which acts as a cross functional service platform for more than 800 staff delivering internal services in the fields of administration, human resources, IT and finance.

The Division has more than 70 staff working in the areas of communications, service delivery/optimisation, quality management, financial management, and vendor and service management. Our mission is to transform working methods while fostering collaborative approaches with a focus on people, agility, learning and results.

In your role as a trainee, you will be part of the GTS Digital Transformation team. This is a young, dynamic and collaborative team that delivers insight-driven analytics and automation support to colleagues across the ECB. The team identifies opportunities to transform working methods through data analytics (Tableau dashboards), robotic process automation and chatbots. It develops and implements solutions in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders and business partners.

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 GTS Digital Transformation team, you will:
  • identify and analyse business needs to produce data-driven insights;
  • optimise business processes using robotic process automation;
  • implement chatbots for greater interaction with staff;
  • develop and maintain databases with procurement, project and financial data;
  • code and develop visualisations for efficient data analysis and process optimisation.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to build new skills in business analytics, strengthen your talent in programming and develop innovative technology solutions with unparalleled training and support. 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

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of computer science, IT engineering, business informatics, business analytics, statistics, mathematics or another relevant field. You can also apply if you graduated in another subject with a curriculum including relevant elective subjects in the areas of science and technology;
  • knowledge in preparing, handling and analysing datasets based on various data sources;
  • knowledge of Python, R or  a statistical programming language; 
  • excellent analytical and conceptual skills, and an interest in complex technical content;
  • ability to present findings to a non-technical audience; 
  • 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.

  • knowledge of using relational databases and experience in using big data analytical tools on Hadoop or similar big data frameworks;
  • knowledge of agile 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 aims of this position.

Further information

Traineeship of between three and 12 months in total.

Application and selection process

Further information on how to apply is available on our website.
The recruitment process for this position will include a pre-recorded video interview, a remote written exercise in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – an online interview. 
If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list for 12 months from the closing date for applications, from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.