The International Talent Programme is delivered in 16 countries across 6 dedicated tracks:

  • Retail Banking
  • Wholesale Banking
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Risk

You decide which one suits you best.

  • Wholesale Banking

    Could you become the trusted advisor to our largest clients?

    As a Wholesale Banking trainee, you’ll play an active role in the dynamic, globe-straddling world of corporate banking. You’ll be doing essential work as a trusted advisor for big clients, on big deals.

    This track is available in: Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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  • Retail Banking

    Could you bring better banking to millions of people?

    As a retail banking trainee, your work will directly impact millions of customers. And if you’ve got smart ideas for how to push banking forward, you’ll be encouraged to make them happen - right from day one. 

    This track is available in: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Italy

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  • Information Technology

    Could you shape the future of banking?

    As an IT trainee, you’ll be working at the edge of financial technology at an incredibly interesting time. Your work will have a direct impact on our customers throughout the world. Join us and shape the future of banking.

    This track is available in: Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey

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  • Risk

    Do you know how to balance opportunity with risk? 

    As a Risk trainee, you’ll be working on strategies to manage and prevent risks to our business. The financial consequences are massive, the margin for error tiny. Up to the challenge?

    This track is available in: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey

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  • Finance

    Do you thrive on complex equations and rigorous analysis? 

    As a Finance trainee, you’ll play a crucial role in securing ING’s future. You’ll help to shape some of the key decisions we make to maintain sustainable growth.

    This track is available in: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey

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  • Human Resources

    Kickstart your career at the cutting edge of HR

    As a HR trainee, you’ll make a real difference to our culture. You’ll help embed HR strategy throughout our organisation, impacting 52,000 employees working across the globe. And you’ll start doing it all from day one. 

    This track is available in: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey

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Application process

Choose the track of your choice to see current trainee vacancies. Then, simply apply online and show us your potential. Your application marks the start of the selection procedure, which typically takes four to six weeks.

General outline of the selection procedure:

Step 1: Evaluation of your curriculum vitae, motivational questions and qualifications

Send us your CV, answers to the motivational questions, Bachelor and (provisional) Master certificates and lists of grades. Based on the evaluation of your CV,  answers to the motivational questions  and qualification we’ll let you know if you passed to the next step of the selection procedure.

Step 2: Your alignment to the ING culture

In an online test we will assess your suitability for the role based on your responses to a series of decision-making scenarios IITP trainees are likely to encounter in the ING workplace. You are required to rate the effectiveness of a number of different responses to these scenarios. These  will provide us with an assessment of your alignment to the ING culture.

Immediately after completing the assessment you will know whether you passed onto the next step. You will receive a candidate report containing useful tips on your areas of strength in the workplace and reflections on potential development areas, regardless of whether you passed or not.

Step 3: Online Assessment

In step 3 we invite you for two online assessments. In these online assessments, we test:

  • Your overall intellectual ability:
  1. your ability to understand, interpret and evaluate written information
  2. your ability to understand, interpret and evaluate numerical data
  3. your ability to understand sequences of patterns and relationships
  • Your potential strengths critical to succeed in line with ING Orange Code behaviours: your fit with the environment and if it will potentially enhance your performance

You will receive a candidate report soon after the assessments are completed, regardless  of whether you pass or not. Keep in mind that you need to pass both assessments in order to progress to step 4

Step 4: HR Interview

If you’ve passed the online assessment step in the selection procedure, we’ll invite you for an  interview with an HR person and a current trainee. The results from the online assessment are used as input for the interview. We will ask you competency-based questions which are aligned to our ING Orange Code behaviours.

After the interview, you will be given immediate feedback and the result whether you will progress to the next stage of the selection procedure: the Business Panel Interview.

Step 5: Business Panel Interview

As the final step in the selection procedure for the ING traineeship, you will face the Business Panel, which is an interview with two representatives of ING’s senior management from the specific chosen track and an HR Expert. This is your moment to shine – you need to convince the interviewers that you intend to seize every opportunity that ING’s traineeship offers you.

If you successfully complete the selection procedure, you will receive a job offer from ING immediately - usually directly after the Board Panel – and you can sign the official contract shortly afterwards.

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Last modified: 21 December 2016

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