Working on HR innovations
The financial sector has undergone a period of considerable upheaval over recent years. The environment in which we operate is changing dramatically and the pace of development is fast – in the area of digitalisation, for example. At ING we want to stay at the forefront of the market, and to help our customers and employees stay ahead too. That goal demands rapid innovation, not only in terms of products and services but also in terms of the way we work and how we support our people in their own development. As an HR trainee you can be part of that innovation process. There are more than enough areas within HR where you can make a valuable contribution.
Make a real difference as a trainee
As an ING trainee you can and should make a real difference. We’re depending on you to take the initiative. We expect you to be enterprising and eager to learn, that you seek out opportunities for collaboration in order to achieve optimal results, and that you develop and share your own vision. But above all, we expect you to deliver results.
As a trainee you will take a constructively critical view of the bank’s HR activities and suggest how we could do things better. ING is a large organisation with numerous stakeholders so you will need tenacity and persuasive skills to achieve results. As an HR trainee you should excel at connecting people. You must be able to identify with issues that are top of mind within the internal organisation and translate them into HR solutions.
Furthermore, it’s an advantage if, as an undergraduate, you already have some experience of shouldering responsibility or managing a team or a project – perhaps through your part-time job or other extracurricular activities – and international experience would be a huge bonus.
A changing bank in response to changing needs
The agile approach, just like Spotify, Netflix and Google
Countless HR challenges
We’re not only leading the way in terms of the agile approach but also on many other HR matters, both within and beyond the financial sector. Therefore, there are countless issues for you to get your teeth into as a trainee:
Within Compensation & Benefits you focus on the bank’s remuneration policy. How should we handle bonuses, for example, in view of the pressure from wider society?
Personal Learning covers our employees’ career prospects and growth opportunities, among other things. How can we map out career paths and what does agile working mean for the personal development of our employees?
Recruitment is concerned with attracting people with the right skills. For example, ING has a great need for IT talent; how can we recruit the right people and ensure that they regard us as an attractive employer?
As an HR Business Consultant you have a more generic role connecting HR with the business.
Within Leadership your responsibilities include programmes for ING’s future leaders.
But you could also work on the implementation of a new HR system, for example, or get involved in developing a new appraisal method.
Responsibility from day one
Your first year: projects at home and abroad
Your personal HR Advisor will help you to decide on your first project, in which you will set to work on a concrete HR-related challenge.
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 in this second half-year.
Your first 'real' job: continuing to grow
General and specialised training courses
Leadership skills and content-driven training
Challenging enough for you?
Choose the HR traineeship at ING and allow your talent to flourish! Apply online for the vacancy of HR trainee and convince us of your potential. If you’re successful you’ll be invited to take an online test, which is step 2 of the selection procedure for the ING International Trainee Programme.
You can find detailed information about the application and selection procedure here.
We can only accept complete applications. This means your CV and (provisional) transcripts of your bachelor or master grades. It’s not necessary to include upload a cover letter because you’ll be asked to answer questions about your motivation during the application process.
We work with two selection cycles with different start dates:
How will you change banking? Find out during the HR traineeship
On the four-year ING International Talent Programme you create your own career within HR. You learn more about your chosen discipline, the financial services sector and yourself. Do you want to have an impact on not only the financial lives of close to 9 million customers but also the bank of the future? Discover how you can today.