On the ING traineeship, there are seven tracks to choose from: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Finance, Risk , Information Technology, HR and Operations & Change. Once you’ve decided which track suits you best, the next step is to submit your application for the International Talent Programme (ITP) . Simply apply online for a current trainee vacancy within the track of your choice and convince us of your potential. Your application marks the start of the selection procedure, which can last between four to six weeks. The actual traineeship programme starts twice a year, in April and October.
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.
We will evaluate your CV, answers to the motivational questions and your qualifications and then let you know whether you are through to the next step of the selection procedure.
Step 2: Do you fit in 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 that 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, giving us insight into how well you are aligned with the ING culture.
You will hear whether you are through to the next step of the selection procedure within a few days of completing the online test. Regardless of whether you are through or not, we will send you a feedback report containing useful tips regarding your further development.
Step 3: Online Assessment
In step 3 we invite you for two online assessments. In these online assessments, we test:
Your overall intellectual ability:
- your ability to understand, interpret and evaluate written information
- your ability to understand, interpret and evaluate numerical data
- 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 hear whether you are through to the next step within a few days of completing the online assessment. Once again we will send you a feedback report.
Step 4: HR Interview
If you’ve passed the online assessment, we will invite you for an interview with a HR advisor and a current trainee. The results from the online assessment are used as the basis for the interview. We are looking for trainees who have specific competencies in line with the ING Orange Code, so our primary aim during the HR interview is to gain insight into your competencies.
The HR interviews are held in Amsterdam. In some cases we can make exceptions for candidates from abroad to be interviewed by Skype/telephone. Interviews are conducted in either Dutch or English. After the interview, you receive direct feedback and immediately hear whether you are through to the next step of the selection procedure: the Business Panel Interview.
Step 5: Business Panel Interview
The final step in the selection procedure for the ING traineeship is the Business Panel Interview, which is when you meet with two representatives of ING’s senior management from your chosen track plus a manager from HR. This is your moment to really shine – you just 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 Business Panel Interview – and you can sign the official contract shortly afterwards.
We can only accept applications that include all the required information: your CV, (provisional) lists of grades for Bachelor and Master degrees, and answers to the motivational questions.