International Talent Programme

At ING, we’re redefining what it means to be a bank and we’re looking for people with the right skills to jump on. If you’re a smart, driven graduate with global ambitions who wants to make a real difference, our international traineeship might be for you.

The International Talent Programme (ITP) is a four-year programme that lays the foundation for a career with real impact. Bring your drive and commitment, and we’ll set you on a path to exciting opportunities.

Programme Overview

The ITP is delivered in 16 countries across 6 dedicated tracks: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, IT, HR, Finance and Risk. You choose your track as part of the application process.

The programme targets three areas of development:

  • Personal Growth: take control of your destiny and build skills for life in leadership, interpersonal communication and effective collaboration
  • Professional Development: get deep, hands-on expertise in the track of your choice
  • Banking skills: gain an in-depth understanding of ING operations and the banking industry, acquiring international banking certifications along the way

    The ITP is challenging and requires hard work. But as our trainees will tell you, it’s also fun.

    Your career, your way

    The ITP puts you in the driving seat of your career from day one. You take charge of shaping your professional direction, but you won’t be doing it alone. Along with a personal talent manager to help guide your decisions, you’ll be assigned a senior ING manager as your mentor. You’ll also be supported to complete internationally recognised banking qualifications.                

    Gain global experience

    As a global bank, we seek to develop globally minded leaders. To that end, you’ll go on an international assignment of up to 6 months’ duration, fully supported by ING. The ITP also includes four international events where you’ll meet up with more than 150 fellow trainees from across the globe: the start of your international professional network.

    Make decisions, not coffee

    We’re seeking future leaders who have the initiative and drive to take on big challenges. Right from the start, you’ll be contributing to real projects that matter to ING and our customers. Expect to be challenged and inspired in equal measure.

    Programme Timeline

    Local onboarding

    You start with an extensive introduction at your local ING office. This involves familiarizing yourself with your office facilities and colleagues, and meeting your talent manager. Together you will determine the projects you will work on and create your development plan. Your personal mentor, a senior ING manager, will take you under his or her wing and coach, challenge and inspire you.

    Central onboarding

    You visit our headquarters in Amsterdam for a two-week international onboarding event, where you’ll meet your fellow trainees and our senior managers. You’ll learn about the ITP, our business areas, strategies, values and business principles. You’ll receive training on banking fundamentals and begin work on your personal development plan. Last but not least, you’ll have some fun with fellow trainees as you start building your network. 

    Finding your niche

    It’s hard to know exactly what you like before you’ve tried it. That’s why, in the first 12-18 months, you’ll rotate between different projects and departments every few months. Together with your personal talent manager, you decide the projects you work on.

    Within the first three years, you’ll get the opportunity to take a short-term assignment in an ING location abroad. It’s up to you to decide where and how that happens, using your network and your initiative.         

    Your first job

    After 12-18 months of projects, you’ll take on your first job. You’ll remain in the ITP, so you’ll continue to benefit from dedicated training and mentoring. Each year, you’ll get together with fellow trainees from across the globe for an intensive two-week event at an international location.  After your first position, where you go in ING is entirely up to you.

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    Last modified: 21 December 2016

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