If you are interested in a career at ABN AMRO, it’s important to know we’re right for each other. Assessing whether we ‘click’ involves a process of several steps. This way, each of us can find out quickly what the other has to offer.
How to apply
Resume and cover letter
If the ABN AMRO traineeship appeals to you, simply respond to one of our vacancies. Click ‘Apply’ below the vacancy, enter your contact details and upload your resume, exam results transcript and a full and relevant cover letter. Be sure to check out the tips at the bottom of this page. We’ll contact you within ten working days. If you have any questions about the traineeship, call us on +31 (0)20 - 628 01 54 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online aptitude test and personal interview
If you make it to the next round, we will invite you by e-mail to take an online aptitude test. The aptitude test consists of three parts: symbol series, matrices and number series. If that goes well, we’ll invite you for a meeting with a recruiter to discuss your cover letter and to take a short follow-up test at our offices. A few tips are set out at the bottom of this page to you help you prepare.
Meet & Match
At the third stage, we will invite you to spend a unique day with us, during which the focus will be on you. Together with other candidates, you’ll experience what it’s like to work as a Trainee at ABN AMRO. You’ll meet your future colleagues and managers, as well as other trainees. In small groups of four or five people, you’ll run through an intensive programme. There are also individual sessions, where you will be set a number of challenges. The programme is supervised by an external party to ensure that each candidate’s qualities are fairly identified. We then decide together if we’re right for each other.
Do you have what it takes?
You don’t have to be able to do everything straightaway, but you must have it in you to complete the traineeship. By which we mean being able to assimilate the banking knowledge we offer you. You should also be able to deal with responsibility, because you’re going to have to make decisions, some of which will go against the flow. Decisions on the bank’s behalf, but also for yourself. You’ll need courage, tact and empathy, because many of the choices you make will have to take several different interests into account.
The knowledge you can offer at this point is primarily theoretical. No doubt it’s of a high level, but it doesn’t tell us everything. That’s why we also look at your extra-curricular personal development. Have you had your own company? Maybe you’ve been on the organising committee of a club or association or have spent time abroad as a volunteer or doing research? Or you have combined your studies with high-level sport? Achievements like this tell us as much about you as good exam results: possibly even more.
Tips for applicants
- Look carefully at the specific requirements set out in the vacancy and check whether you have the right skills to meet them.
- Provide a full and relevant resume of no more than two A4 pages that matches your LinkedIn profile.
- Include a transcript of your exam results and a cover letter or no more than one A4 page. Tell us why you’d like to work here specifically, what about the traineeship appeals to you and why you’re suited to it.
- Prepare properly for the interview. Be on time, dress smartly and research the bank and the traineeship thoroughly.
- Think of examples of situations that highlight your skills.
If there’s anything you’d like to ask about the application procedure, feel free to contact one of our recruiters on +31 (0)20 - 628 01 54 or at email@example.com.