Traineeships in Compliance and Governance
Type of contract Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total.
Who can apply EU nationals who are eligible according to our traineeship programme
Salary The trainee grant is €1,050 per month plus an accommodation allowance.
Working time Full-time
Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date for applications 04 June 2018
You will be part of the Compliance and Governance (CGO) Division in the Directorate General
Secretariat. The CGO Division supports the Executive Board in protecting the integrity and reputation
of the ECB, by promoting ethical standards of behaviour within the institution and by strengthening its
accountability and transparency.
In the area of compliance, the CGO Division is responsible for:
(i) implementing the ECB’s ethics
regime and contributing to its development by conducting regular reviews and benchmarking
exercises to ensure it remains up to date;
(ii) taking the necessary measures to promote and monitor
compliance with the ECB’s ethics regime, including the conduct of training and the provision of
individual advice and guidance;
(iii) supporting the enhancement and harmonisation of ethics and
compliance standards within the Eurosystem and the Single Supervisory Mechanism;
the secretary function for the ECB’s Ethics Committee;
(v) supporting the Adviser in charge of
anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing matters; and
(vi) supporting the Director General Secretariat with regard to fraud and corruption matters.
In the area of governance, the CGO Division is responsible for:
(i) developing and implementing the
ECB’s regime for access to documents and conducting regular reviews to ensure that it remains up to
(ii) coordinating requests and queries received from the European Ombudsman; and
(iii) performing the secretary function for the ECB’s Audit Committee.
As a trainee in the CGO teams you will:
conduct research and benchmarking exercises on best practices of other central banks and
international financial institutions, either in the area of ethics and compliance, in particular with
regard to ethical standards, or in the area of transparency and good governance, in particular
with regard to contacts with external parties;
monitor and report on current developments in the fields of ethics/compliance or
governance/transparency at the national and EU levels;
gradually take over day-to-day first-level responsibility for operational tasks.
Qualifications, experience and skills
- a bachelor’s degree or higher in law, ideally from a university within the EU;
- a sound understanding of banking and/or financial law and of EU law;
- professional experience with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
- an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official
- language of the EU.
knowledge of document management systems such as OpenText Livelink.
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.
Applicants should upload one letter of recommendation from a supervisor or faculty member in
English as pdf in the attachment section of the application form. The letter should be uploaded as a
single .doc or .pdf file in the “attachments” section of the application and must be uploaded before the
closing date for applications. Late submissions or submissions outside of the ECB’s e-recruitment system will not be accepted.
The recruitment process for this position may include an online test and a remote written exercise at the pre-screening stage and – if you are invited to participate
further in the selection procedure – a WebEx interview.
Application and selection process
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