Traineeships in Talent Management

Human Resources
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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 08.02.2022

Your team

You will be part of the Talent Management Division in the Directorate General Human Resources (DG/HR). DG/HR has around 100 staff providing services to approximately 3,500 employees.

You will join a team of approximately 35 members of staff who are responsible for developing and implementing agile, customer-centric and strategic HR solutions and services in the areas of staff/leadership development and performance/career management. You will also work closely with the other two divisions in DG/HR and our stakeholders elsewhere in the ECB, as well as external providers.

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, you will:
  • contribute to the design, development and implementation of policies, frameworks, services and/or tools in one or more of the following areas of HR: career management, performance management, strategic workforce planning, working culture, or learning and development;
  • contribute to HR initiatives across the European System of Central Banks and the Single Supervisory Mechanism, with a focus on training and development initiatives implemented by the ECB, national central banks and national supervisory authorities;
  • support the roll-out of HR initiatives and processes, including workforce planning and performance management, as well as mobility initiatives and specific client-driven projects;
  • carry out data analysis, market research and benchmarking as required.

This position will offer excellent opportunities to put into practice the knowledge that you have acquired during your studies, as well as allowing you to gain insight into the ECB’s activities and contribute to its mission. 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 HR management, communication, business administration, social and organisational psychology, law or a similar field;
  • theoretical knowledge of, and/or experience in, one or more of the following areas: diversity and inclusion, employment law, HR communication, industrial/labour relations, learning and development, leadership development, organisational psychology/culture, performance management, career management, on- and offboarding, employability or talent acquisition;
  • 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 data analysis, visualisation and reporting.

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

Six-month traineeship, which may be extended (up to 12 months in total).

Application and selection process

Further information on how to join us is available on our website.

The recruitment process for this position will include 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.