Analytics traineeship

Analytics traineeship

It all starts with data

And with the people who know what can and may be done with it and how data can be used for the customer’s benefit. Will you soon be playing a key role in ING’s ongoing transformation from a bank into a tech company?

ING is currently in the midst of a radical and exciting transformation from a traditional bank into a tech company.

Client data is the source of extremely valuable information that we can use to make a real difference for our customers. Data helps us to develop products that are optimally aligned with our customers’ needs.

Do you want to be part of a dynamic initiative that empowers customers to stay a step ahead financially in life and business?

As an inextricably linked part of that, we are becoming ever-more data-driven. We are already changing at a rapid pace, but we can and will move even faster. To achieve this, we are investing heavily – including in new talent, like you?


Data: the fundamental basis for innovation, product development and client interaction

Client data is the source of extremely valuable information that we can use to make a real difference for our customers. Data helps us to develop products that are optimally aligned with our customers’ needs. This enables us to empower them to stay a step ahead financially in life and in business. Data drives innovation and helps to provide a solid basis for business decisions. We are already heavily data-driven in many areas, but our ultimate goal is for data to be the logical starting point for innovation, product development and client interaction in all layers and all departments of the bank.

In order to accomplish that, we want to recruit true ‘data lovers’: talented individuals for whom data is second nature and who are looking for the optimal way to prepare for a future role as a data scientist or data modeller; people who can show teams across the entire bank just how much is possible with data and then help them to unleash those possibilities.

Endless applications

There are endless applications for data, but we’ve grouped them into four categories that you can tackle as an Analytics trainee:

  • Pricing and risk models: Data is indispensable when deciding on our pricing strategy and when analysing and predicting risks, aided by intelligent models.

  • Client interaction: In order to continuously improve the service we provide, it is essential that we understand our customers. For example, we can use data to make personalised proposals that help our customers to stay a step ahead.

  • Operations: How can we optimise processes for our customers and our own employees?

  • Product innovation: Data as an innovation driver in the Wholesale or Retail Banking environment.

Contributing to the transformation into a tech company

You will make a tangible contribution to ING’s exciting ongoing transformation from a traditional bank into a tech company. In the longer term, each of ING’s departments will collaborate with one or more data experts. During your traineeship, you will get plenty of first-hand experience of how that will work. In your rotations, you will be working closely with colleagues on issues that are relevant for them, and developing solutions in cross-functional, multidisciplinary and often international teams. You will have the chance to work with people who are the best in their field, so you will be on a very steep learning curve. And, needless to say, you will be working agile, just like many other departments within ING.

Transition: The Agile way of working is all about self-managing teams that are solely responsible for achieving their team objectives, from start to finish. Collaboration, helping one another to improve and continuous innovation are all key aspects of this way of working

Your first rotation: a firm foundation

Managers in the Analytics will select the first assignment from a choice of projects with you.

This first assignment gives you a firm foundation and a solid introduction to data science within the bank. For example, you could be working on improving customer dialogues, helping with a pricing project or a predictive model for Risk, or working on people analytics tor HR. Data is everywhere within the bank!

You will formulate use cases and develop them into data science applications. You translate the insights you gain from your cases into solutions, resulting in benefits such as better client interaction, cost reductions or greater process efficiency.

Your second & third rotation: an assignment abroad?

During the first rotation, you will be building relationships with people that will support you in making the right decisions for your second and third rotation later on. You will have plenty of opportunities to build relationships and network. Many trainees choose to do a short-term assignment abroad (Spain, Amsterdam), lasting three to six months, during the third rotation.

One of your rotations can be done in a different track, to give you the opportunity to experience and make impact on our clients, products or processes from a different angle. For example: as an Operations & Change or Retail Banking trainee you can get Analytics experience, or as a Risk trainee you can get a better understanding of our Wholesale Banking business. The possibilities are endless.

Your first permanent role: deeper and more refined

Most trainees spend around two years working in their first permanent role. This period is all about gaining more in-depth knowledge and refining your skills. You have to arrange this role yourself too, but your network will be so big by now that you won’t find that too difficult.

General and specialized training courses

The point of being a trainee is to learn a lot, and we offer you every opportunity to do so.

All ING trainees participate in our global learning events. 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 business partnering, stakeholder management and presentation techniques. Furthermore, we offer a broad spectrum of training opportunities that are aligned with your specific development needs. These include training sessions to support your personal growth and development of particular competencies as well as courses to help you develop as a business and banking professional. You decide which kind of training you need in consultation with your manager.

Specifically for Analytics, there are training courses related to coding, visualization, engineering and statistics & methodology.


All available positions in this track of the ITP are now filled. Please note that you can no longer apply for a position in this track.

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