HR traineeship

HR traineeship

Working on HR innovations

The HR track of the International Talent Program will help you grow and develop into a fully strategic HR Business Partner over the course of 2 years. In this role you’ll shape the people and business agenda and build a performance culture at ING.

HR Business Partner

Professionals who work with business managers to enhance their managerial capabilities and support their strategic people decisions such as talent and succession planning, people development and team performance

HR Business Partners

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.

Our Global International Talent Program for HR is open to energetic people who have a desire to play an important role as HR Business Partner in the realization of our people vision – to build the craftsmanship and engagement of everyone at ING, to deliver on the purpose and strategy of the Bank.

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.

Responsibility from day one

As a trainee, you’ll be fully involved in the business from day one and you’re expected to quickly get to grips with the complex material. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your analytical skills, customer focus, leadership capability and persuasiveness can help us to optimise our HR services. Whatever your assignment may be, we hand you plenty of responsibility right from the start.

The first 24 months: 3 rotations in Belgium, 1 abroad

We advise you to start in our People Services team where you will contribute to build a differentiating employee experience through accessibility and speed of delivery of people processes. After 6 months you can move to our People Analytics team where you will help ING use sophisticated analytical techniques to turn HR and people data into useful insights to improve ING's performance.

More than just data, analytics is also about identifying patterns that will improve our understanding of human behaviour. It opens up new possibilities for how we serve our customers and is set to transform the way we inspire, engage and build the capabilities of our people.

For your remaining rotations we recommend that you gain experience in our CoE Talent & Learning, where we create inclusive solutions that attract, develop and grow talent, to build the craftsmanship and engagement of everyone at ING and in our CoE Performance & Reward with the goal to empower the business with Performance & Reward solutions and expertise that drive business results.

One of your rotations will be abroad. Many of our trainees choose to go Amsterdam where the ING headquarter is and where you can put the knowledge you gained during your two first rotations to good use.

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 job: continuing to grow

In your first permanent job, you’ll enhance your knowledge and hone your skills. You’ll continue to grow and develop and take on a HRBP role of a small account.

Apply online

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.

For the third step of the selection procedure an HR interview will be scheduled.

Please be prepared to answer questions about the role as Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) in this interview, this is crucial in order to pass on to the last step in the selection procedure.”

We can only accept complete applications. This means your CV and (provisional) transcripts of your bachelor or master grades must be added to your application.


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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