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 12.04.2023
You will be part of the Operational Risk and Business Continuity
Management Section, which forms part of the ECB’s Chief Services
Our team is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the
policies that govern the management of operational risk, business
continuity and critical incidents at the ECB, and for providing other
business areas with methodological support for any related matters.
We also produce a holistic risk profile for the ECB, coordinating
bank-wide risk assessments and associated acceptance procedures,
carrying out business impact and threat analyses, and running resilience
exercises and tests. In addition to this, we monitor and report on the
status of risk mitigation measures and follow up on high-impact
incidents at the ECB. Furthermore, our Section supports operational risk
and organisational resilience management across the Eurosystem, the
European System of Central Banks, and European banking supervision.
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.
As a trainee in our Section, you will:
* provide support with tasks relating to all three of the Section’s
core disciplines (operational risk, business continuity and critical
* maintain systems containing operational risk and business
* be responsible for maintaining the external loss database, as well as
data relating to the ECB-wide mass notification tool and associated
* monitor the news to keep abreast of external threats;
* support resilience exercises and tests;
* contribute to regular risk and control self-assessments (RCSAs),
which includes preparing an enterprise risk and resilience dashboard for
the decision-making bodies and senior management of the ECB.
This position offers you excellent opportunities to gain hands-on
experience in a team that fosters organisational resilience and acts as
a second line of defence against non-financial risks. In this role you
will be able to develop strong analytical and communication skills by
interacting with a variety of stakeholders across the ECB. 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 in non-financial risk management,
business and/or public administration, auditing, information technology
or another relevant field;
* experience analysing data and producing reports;
* knowledge of organisational resilience, operational risk, business
continuity, or crisis management;
* a good knowledge of the MS Office package, in particular PowerPoint
* good skills in data processing and data visualisation;
* 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 .
* experience in the financial/banking sector;
* experience using Visual Basic for Applications in MS Excel;
* a basic understanding of the functioning of the ECB, the European
System of Central Banks and the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
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
You will occasionally be expected to work at the ECB’s recovery site
to enable the ECB to maintain its business continuity capability.
Three traineeships are available, each of a maximum duration of 12
months. Their respective start dates are 15 July 2023, 1 September 2023
and 1 November 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 an online
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.