Traineeships 2017

Traineeship offered by the EBA to young university graduates

EBA offers traineeship opportunities addressed mainly to young university graduates at the beginning of their professional career.  The traineeship candidates are expected to have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree certificate or its equivalent by the closing date of applications.
The current traineeship opportunities are open for the period from six to nine months starting from the first quarter of 2017. The aim of this call for applications is to establish a reserve list of candidates who may be offered traineeship at the EBA in the year 2017. 

Applying for traineeship

Before applying for traineeship, the candidates are advised to read the Decision on paid traineeship offered by the European Banking Authority to young university graduates  (further referred as "Decision on paid traineeship") Annex 1 and the Decision of the Executive Director on Engagement of Trainees within the traineeship programme organised by the EBA (further referred as "Decision on engagement of trainees").
If you feel that you meet the eligibility criteria listed in the Decision on paid traineeships as well as selection criteria provided in the descriptions of the traineeship positions, and that you could benefit from traineeship experience at the EBA, please submit the following documents to the following email address
  • CV in Europass format, 
  • Eligibility grid clearly stating the reference number of the traineeship position you are applying for (e.g. TR RA 01/2017; TR LEG 02/2017, etc.)
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 1 page)
  • Copies of diplomas (or relevant certificates) of all undergraduate or post-graduate studies declared in the CV
Please provide the reference number of the traineeship position (e.g. TR LEGAL 01/2017; TR LEG 02/2017, etc.) you are applying for in the subject of your email. If you wish to apply for the traineeship in more than one unit, you must submit separate applications for each of them. 
Candidates must provide all the required supporting documents electronically by 30 October 2016 at 12.00 noon London time - the closing date for applications. No additional documents or justifications will be accepted after the deadline for application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the closing date will be rejected automatically.

Eligibility criteria (as per article 2 of Annex 1 to the Decision on paid traineeships)

  • To be a national of a member state of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or candidate country upon their accession.
  • Completed the first cycle of higher education (university education).
  • Not benefited or benefit from any kind of in-service training (paid or unpaid) within EU institution or body. 
  • Have no prior full-time professional work experience as specified in art.2.3 of the Decision on paid traineeships.
  • Have very good knowledge of English.

Selection criteria

Selection criteria are mentioned in the published descriptions of traineeship positions.   
It is foreseen to complete the shortlisting exercise by the end of November 2016; shortlisted candidates will be invited for Skype interview with the selection panel. The decision on reserve list of candidates will be released by the end of 2016. 
Successful candidates will be informed about the outcome of the procedure and further contacted, if places become available.  
EBA regrets to inform that due to the large volume of applications expected only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Request for any further information on traineeship offered by the EBA should be submitted to

Traineeships vacancies

Position Code Deadline Status of selection
Traineeship in the Supervisory Convergence Unit TR SCU 05/2017 30/10/2016 closed
Traineeship in the Resolution Unit TR RES 06/2017 30/10/2016 closed
Traineeship in the Risk Analysis Unit TR RA 01/2017 30/10/2016 closed
Traineeship in the Policy Analysis and Coordination (PAC) Unit TR PAC 03/2017 30/10/2016 closed
Traineeship in the Legal Unit TR LEG 02/2017 30/10/2016 closed
Traineeship in the CREMOP Policy Unit TR CREMOP 04/2017 30/10/2016 closed
Traineeship in the Consumer Protection, Financial Innovation and Payments Unit TR CONFINPAY 07/2017 30/10/2016 closed