"Learning about yourself begins during the selection process: you’re confronted with certain aspects that you’ll need to improve."
Focus on your growth
Your development is at the very heart of your ING traineeship. ING invests just as much time and effort in it as you do. During the two-year traineeship programme there is a strong focus on your growth from several perspectives:
- Personal: we help you to improve your personal effectiveness, such as time management, presentation skills, teamwork and leadership skills.
- Professional: you learn the basics of our core business of banking, enhance your knowledge of the financial services sector and develop your skills in areas such as preparing business models and taking part in pitches.
- Organisational: you gain insights into the business and an understanding of the competitive landscape and ING’s strategic priorities.
- Relational: you learn the importance of building a strong network that reaches across all of ING’s locations and beyond. We help you become an ambassador for ING and our values.
A successful career at ING starts with an understanding of the basis of our company: banking. Since we believe it’s important that all of our trainees are familiar with our core business, you’ll learn about banking and financial services during your traineeship. You will gain some of this knowledge on the job during your daily activities within your function or rotation. During the two Global trainee events you’ll also learn a lot about ING and how the bank is being run.
Personal development: general and specific training
Leadership is the second pillar of the ING traineeship. We invest a lot of time and effort in developing your leadership skills. You receive intensive coaching from your manager and your talent manager. You can also be appointed a senior manager as your mentor. All ING trainees participate in our global learning events. There, 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 how to deal with business partners, stakeholder management and presentation techniques. Each traineeship track also has its own specialised training courses. You can find out what they are under your chosen track: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Finance, Risk, Information Technology, Operations & Change or Analytics.
Personal support from your ING colleagues
You’re in charge of the success of your own traineeship, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it alone. You can always turn to your ING colleagues if you have any questions, are looking for someone to exchange thoughts with, or if you feel in need of (extra) coaching. You can also bounce ideas off your HR trainee manager, your line manager, your trainee buddy or your external coach. And your fellow trainees are excellent sparring partners, of course.