General Information Type of contract Traineeship Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme Grant The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section) Working time Full time Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany Closing date 10.03.2023 Your team You will be part of the Directorate Risk Management, a dynamic team of professionals developing and maintaining the risk management frameworks that govern the Eurosystem's monetary policy operations and the ECB's investment operations. The Directorate has two divisions: Risk Analysis monitors the compliance of monetary policy and investment operations with their respective risk management frameworks. It also models, analyses and reports on financial risks. Risk Strategy designs and maintains the risk management frameworks and policies governing Eurosystem credit operations and non-standard monetary policy measures. In joining our team you will gain hands-on experience of the IT applications, tools and databases used to analyse credit risk, market risk and other types of risk related to issuers of financial instruments and the Eurosystem's counterparties. You will also work closely with colleagues from different teams within the Directorate and other ECB business areas, in particular the Directorate General Market Operations and the Directorate General Information Systems. The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Your role As a trainee in the Risk Analysis Division, you will: learn about the different risk management frameworks that govern the monetary policy asset purchase programmes and the management of the ECB's foreign reserves and investment portfolios; contribute to monitoring and reporting tasks that are performed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis; collect and process the data we use in our regular work; participate in projects and conduct ad hoc analyses to further improve financial risk management processes. As a trainee in the Risk Strategy Division, you will: learn about the risk management policies and frameworks governing the Eurosystem's credit operations and non-standard monetary policy measures, including eligibility requirements, valuations and haircuts; contribute to assessing and mitigating credit and market risk in the Eurosystem's credit operations by maintaining and advancing regular procedures; contribute to assessing and mapping climate change risk in credit operations; contribute to preparing presentations, meetings and documentation for various committees and working groups. This traineeship offers you a unique opportunity to learn more about financial risk management at the ECB and the functioning of the Eurosystem. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. Qualifications, experience and skills a bachelor's degree or higher; a keen interest in risk management and monetary policy; the ability to process, analyse, interpret and visualise data; familiarity with one or more of the following tools: Python, Java, Ruby, SQL, Stata, R, MATLAB, VBA, Tableau; a good knowledge of the MS Office package; an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages . You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people's diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need for change and propose alternative solutions. You are motivated to contribute to the ECB's mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are keen to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position. Further information Traineeship of between 6 and 12 months in total. Different starting dates are possible, from 1 July 2023 to 1 September 2023. Other details on the conditions applicable to traineeships at the ECB can be found on our website. Application and selection process Further information on how to apply is available on our website. The recruitment process for this position will include a remote written exercise in the pre-selection phase and - if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase - an online interview. If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list for 12 months from the closing date for applications, from which you might be considered for other traineeship positions within the ECB.