Traineeships (Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB))

Who can apply: EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Salary: The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation allowance.

Working time: Full-time

Place of work: Frankfurt, Germany

Closing date for applications: Monday, 4 February 2019

Your team

You will be part of the Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), a body of the European Union.

The ESRB, which brings together representatives from some 80 institutions as well as independent individuals chosen on the basis of their expertise, is responsible for the macroprudential oversight of the EU financial system. It contributes to the prevention and mitigation of systemic risk by collecting and analysing information (covering banks, insurers, asset managers, shadow banks, financial market infrastructures and other financial institutions and markets), monitoring macro-financial developments, and issuing warnings and recommendations to policymakers and supervisors. Further information is available on the ESRB’s website (

The ESRB Secretariat is part of the ECB. We provide analytical, statistical, logistical and administrative support to the ESRB.

To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

Your roleIn your role as trainee, you will work closely with other team members on a range of tasks, such as:

  • identifying and analysing systemic risks to the EU financial system;
  • proposing macroprudential policies and assessing the macroprudential policies of EU Member States;
  • preparing warnings and recommendations and monitoring their implementation;
  • cooperating with supervisory and other macroprudential authorities on ESRB matters;
  • supporting ESRB working groups;
  • preparing documents for discussion by the ESRB General Board.

As an economist trainee, you will be allocated to one of our topical teams, which provide analytical input for risk and policy reports.

As a legal trainee, you will be part of our legal team and, among other tasks, will contribute to preparing the ESRB’s legal instruments and monitoring the implementation of its recommendations.

As a data scientist trainee, you will contribute to the analysis of various datasets, in particular the large-scale transaction-level dataset on derivatives transactions available to the ESRB in accordance with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.

You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Read more and apply on the European Central Bank website.


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