A diversified career

Getting up is a bit more difficult than usual this morning. Yesterday, my manager and my colleagues organised a big party to celebrate my tenth year in the same department. Ten years…

The party was really great – my manager even stood up and gave a (short) speech about my years of good and loyal service and to wish me 10 more years of the same.

How do I tell them that I just can’t do it anymore? I know every aspect of my job down to the tiniest detail, and I just want a new challenge. But, after 10 years in the same department, I’ve become something of a fixture; leaving now could destabilise the whole team.

I’ve been looking around a bit and, for example, ING Luxembourg’s policy is that internal mobility is key to their human resources strategy. The only condition they have hold the same position for more than two years. They do their utmost so that employees can increase their employability and discover new facets of the bank. Supporting employees in the training process is a given.

Moreover, all of their job offers are available on their intranet, from operational positions to management positions, and anyone can apply.

ING looks specifically for profiles that they feel can grow into various roles at the bank, not just profiles that fit the description for the vacant position. Right from the beginning of the recruitment process, mobility is a factor in ING Luxembourg’s thinking. This brings a real sense of dynamism and out-of-the-box thinking to the bank.

Furthermore, employees can take part in exchange programs with other ING entities in more than 40 countries around the world. You can go and work at another entity for a couple of weeks, a couple of months, even one or two years. Everyone who comes back has new ideas and a better understanding of the group’s vision. There are always employees who decide to stay and continue their careers abroad. Basically, everyone wins.

ING offers mobility and career perspectives; why wouldn’t I apply? After all, I am only 35 years old and I don't see myself, my whole career in one department.

I’m going to go take a look at their job offers on the ING Luxembourg careers page.

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