The programme starts with a central kick-off. For a week, you will spend a lot of time with your fellow trainees. You’ll hear stories, share your experiences and create a strong bond straightaway. This is both fun and useful, as by getting to know your buddies for the next twelve months, you’ll be building up your future network from day one.
With the blast of the starting whistle still ringing in your ears, you’ll be expected to really get down to work. You’ll start in your preferred specialist field straightaway, where you can get your teeth into a challenging assignment from day one. Make no mistake: the level is demanding. That’s why you will be coached intensively, and you will not be alone. You’ll work together with the most diverse people. In addition, you’ll get the freedom to make your own choices and discover where your talent can best be directed. Depending on your initial specialist field, you’ll follow several specific, subject-related courses. You will also receive a personal budget to invest in your development as you see fit.
You will receive support from several people during your traineeship:
- Trainee Manager - Your primary point of contact for all your questions, your appraiser and coach.
- Mentor - Your sounding board during your traineeship.
- Trainer - For your personal development.
- Assignment Supervisor - Your immediate supervisor on the work floor.
They will help you find your way through the organisation, outline the possible career paths open to you and provide you with intensive support.
It's a team effort
You are unique, and that’s why we want you on board. But that also goes for the other trainees and your colleagues; each has their own story and background. The show doesn’t revolve around just you – this wouldn’t serve our clients. You can only excel in banking if you learn from one another, improve one another and find the right balance between claiming success and allowing your colleagues to have success.
We’re also bringing you on board because we’d like to benefit from your thoughts and ideas. About the future of the bank, for instance, and how we can work together to shape it. What we are actually saying is: go ahead and organise it, because we trust you.
Building your network
We will be delighted to help you build relationships across the bank which last throughout your career. There is a special network developed for and by trainees - the Next Generation Network.
You can also join the Young Bankers Association, a network club for bankers aged up to 36 years. They organise a variety of activities each year, bringing you into contact with colleagues from all over the organisation.
When can you start?
You can start your traineeship two times a year. It’s up to you. In 2017 you can start in March and September.