24 April 2020 ... min read Listen

Wouter Ligtenberg

I had the chance to explore great opportunities, learn more about myself, about ING and what should I do next.

Tell us something about you

I`m Wouter, a 3rd year IT trainee, currently working on the DevOps team in ING Tech Romania. My ING International Talent Programme journey started in Amsterdam after I finished my studies in Data Engineering. For my second rotation, as part of the programme, I had the opportunity to move to Philippines for 2 years and worked in Process Automation and DevOps authentication.

Time flies by when you are learning and having fun. After those 2 exciting years, it was time to make the next step and the perfect opportunity came by: setting up a DevOps team in Romania for one of our global platforms, Touchpoint. And here I am now!

Beside being a tech passionate, I`ve been rock climbing for half my life now and it`s a sport that I can practice anywhere in the world: Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, you name it. And everywhere I went I always found a climbing community where I could easily fit in.  

Why ING International Talent Programme?

It took me quite some time to decide what I wanted to do after my studies, and through this programme I had the chance to explore great opportunities, learn more about myself, about ING and what should I do next.

Tell us your favorite story from your ITP journey?

It must be moving and living abroad, in Philippines. Until then, I never left Europe or lived outside my province and this meant a huge step outside my comfort zone. I learned a lot about the culture, the food and myself.

It was an amazing experience and I recommend it to anyone who has the chance to do it.

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