The route to your future as a Chief Financial Officer
The Finance traineeship at ING prepares young professionals with a master’s degree for a future role as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). On this track within the ING International Talent Programme you’ll develop your financial knowledge and agility, both in analysing data from the past and forecasting figures for the future. You’ll learn to work with complex computational models and to prepare reports for the management team. You’ll be in regular contact with members of ING’s senior management team right from the start, such as during lunches with one of the CFOs for example.
Make a real difference as a trainee
As a trainee, you’ll discover first-hand what it’s like to work in a complex, international environment. We expect a lot of you. A master’s degree is a key requirement for a Finance traineeship, preferably in accountancy & control, (business) economics, finance, business administration or business studies.
We expect you to take the initiative to shape your own career; to be eager to learn and to take an entrepreneurial approach. We expect you to develop, and share, your own vision. But above all we expect you to deliver tangible results, and hence add value. And all that right from day one of your traineeship. As a trainee within ING, you can – and should – make a real difference.
Finance: crucial to our company
Sound financial advice is crucial to our company’s success. The professionals within ING Finance are strategic business partners to the management team. You understand the importance of providing the right financial information at the right time. And confidentiality is vital, because our work revolves around sensitive information.
Your first project: the fundamentals of finance
You choose your first project within the Finance traineeship together with the HR Advisor of Managers Development. We will of course take into account your personal preferences, your learning objectives and the current opportunities within the company. Your first project will introduce you to the core business of finance within Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. You’ll learn the fundamentals of finance and lay the first cornerstone for your career at ING. No matter which project you begin with, you will learn a lot and rapidly, and you’ll be given plenty of responsibility right from day one.
Your second project: supporting senior management
It’s up to you to arrange your second project. Now it’s a matter of making use of your network and your own initiative. Many of our trainees opt to work on an international project at this stage.
In both projects, you’ll be a valuable sparring partner for the senior management team. You’ll provide them with the information that they need in order to make the right decisions. This is your chance to demonstrate how your financial savvy can help us to improve the services we offer.
Your first ‘real’ job
In your first ‘real’ job, which lasts for two years, you’ll enhance your knowledge and hone your skills. You can choose to work in the Management Accounting or Financial Accounting departments, or perhaps at corporate level in Capital Management or Finance Bank Treasury.
Shape your own career
These roles are just a handful of examples to illustrate possible career paths within ING. You’re in charge of shaping your own career. Finance trainees have the unique opportunity to be mentored by one of our CFOs. Throughout the year, we also organise several lunch meetings for trainees with CFOs and these are the ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and share knowledge.
As you can see, we offer you the chances, the tools and the facilities, but it’s up to you to use them effectively in order to make your traineeship a success.
General and specialised training courses
All trainees at ING participate in our global learning events. You learn about every aspect of core banking, such as the role of a bank, the bank balance sheet, bank funding, IT processes and risk management. Needless to say, these events also help you to develop your soft skills such as business partnering, stakeholder management and presentation techniques. Furthermore, we offer a broad spectrum of training opportunities that are aligned with your specific development needs.
Finance trainees can choose from specialised finance-related training courses such as CFA I, CIMA, RC or RA Master and Greenbelt.
Are you looking for a fast track to becoming a CFO? Apply online
Are you looking for an express route to a role as a CFO? If so, choose the Finance traineeship within ING and allow your talent to flourish! Apply online for the vacancy of Finance trainee at ING and convince us of your potential. If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to take an online assessment, which is step 2 of the selection procedure for the ING International Talent Programme.
You can find detailed information about the application and selection procedure here.
We only accept complete applications. This means CV and (current) transcripts of your bachelor and master grades. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not necessary to upload a cover letter, since we use motivational questions that will appear during the application process.