ECB Traineeships: Apply now!

In your role as trainee, you will be part of a team responsible for collecting data and producing statistical indicators and work closely with economists and banking supervisors. If you have a bachelor's degree in the field of statistics, data science, economics, mathematics, finance, computer science, operational research or another relevant field, send your application now!


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Organization: The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank for the euro and it administers the monetary policy of the Eurozone, which consists of 19 EU member states and is one of the largest currency areas in the world. It is one of the seven institutions of EU listed in the Treaty on the European Union (TEU). 

You will be part of the Directorate General Statistics. Besides developing and publishing financial data and statistical indicators, they also devise methodologies and provide data services for monetary policy, banking supervision and other tasks of the European Central Bank (ECB), the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).


Duty station: Frankfurt, Germany. 


Open to: Graduates.


Timeframe: NS. Full-time contract.




Job description:

As a trainee in the Directorate General Statistics you will:

  • Contribute to the work of one of our divisions or sections;
  • Gain an insight into conceptual, methodological and operational work on statistics and data management in a policy-oriented environment;
  • Work in a team and/or independently under the guidance of a mentor, taking the initiative and interacting with members of staff and management.

Trainees may also have an opportunity to complete a conceptual or empirical study, to be presented at an internal seminar.

The traineeship offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to data production and the development and publication of financial data and statistical indicators supporting decision-making at 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.




  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in statistics, data science, economics, mathematics, finance, computer science, operational research or another relevant field;
  • good IT skills and a working knowledge of MS Office (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • familiarity with data analysis and/or data management;
  • familiarity with a statistical or mathematical software package and/or relational databases;
  • 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, read more.


  • knowledge of economic statistics and/or international standards for statistics, accounting or banking supervision;
  • knowledge of techniques used in the management, analysis, modelling and visualisation of large datasets and unstructured data, such as big data tools and machine learning;
  • programming skills and knowledge of high-level programming languages, such as Python.

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.


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


Application Process: Please refer to the offer webpage to apply for this position. 


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