Finance & Risk Traineeship

Asset Management , Financial Management , Risk Management
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Not risk averse, but triggered by Risk? Would you like to work with big data, models, risk analysis and digitization? And does Finance mean more to you than a good salary? If so, we would like to talk to you about the Finance & Risk Traineeship at APG.

Your challenge?

As a Finance & Risk Trainee at APG Asset Management you will be introduced to finance and risk across the board. You will of course be doing assignments that tie in with your university studies and your interests. Do you have an affinity with strategic and non-financial risks? Then you might want to delve into enterprise risk. Do you prefer to focus on deals and risks? In that case an investment risk assignment is right for you. Looking to deepen your knowledge of Finance? Take a look at accounting and statistics. If this sounds like a candy store to you, you’re right: it is. Finance & Risk at APG AM is broad and challenging.

As a trainee you start with clear assignments that allow you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. Your team members are just as curious as you are: is there another way of modelling, is there a better methodological approach? This is your chance to work on your idea.

Quote of trainee Zakaria Driouech: “The Client Risk team was looking for a Backtest framework. I’m developing this framework at the moment. It will be fantastic! Responding to situations and thinking out of the box is vital to coming up with an effective product. That includes doing your own research and approaching colleagues for more information. I notice that everyone is very willing to share knowledge and help me to move forward. I can hardly believe that that colleagues will actually be using my backtest. I only graduated three months ago!"

As a Finance & Risk trainee, you will be working in true strategic partnership with the business, working closely with stakeholders to make the right risk-based decisions. One of the spearheads is creating risk awareness with the aid of data-driven insights. Your teammates work on this from the perspective of their own field of expertise: from qualitative matters to quant-related topics.

Spoiled for choice? We can well imagine. But as a trainee there’s no cause for concern: you can immerse yourself in a wide range of subjects first. You also get to use all your technical and programming skills: we want to learn from you, too! Would you also like to dedicate your talent to the leader in responsible investment?

How will your traineeship be shaped?

In the Traineeship of APG:   

  • You work on 3 assignments in 2 years.  

  • Each assignment lasts 8 months.  

  • You will have ample freedom to formulate assignments in response to current issues and in line with your field of interest. 

  • You will undergo a sharp learning curve, personally and professionally.  

  • You are assigned your own mentor.  

  • You do not have to choose your favorite job until after the traineeship.

Why your traineeship at APG?   

Because APG Asset Management:

  • Is the largest pension investor in the Netherlands and among the top five worldwide.  

  • In other words, you will see for yourself what goes on in Investment, Risk, Portfolio Management and Asset Liability Management.   

  • Has big data and therefore has cool data sets under its own management. 

  • Leads the way in sustainable investment.

What do you bring?

  • Master’s degree in the field of Risk Management, Financial Accounting, Financial Law, Economics or Econometrics, with outstanding study results;

  • A maximum of two years’ work experience;

  • Broad-ranging extra-curricular development (e.g. committee or board membership, volunteer work);

  • Fluency in English;

  • Analytical, energetic, ambitious, eager to learn, innovative, team player and critical thinker.

  • Digitalization skills like e.g. Matlab, R or Python is a plus;

  • Ability to apply your theoretical knowledge and excellent communicational skills.

The terms of employment?   

For pension administrator APG, pension is about people, life and society. APG helps to build a liveable and sustainable future. For today, tomorrow and beyond.

We offer you excellent employment conditions focused on flexibility and

  • Starting salary of € 3.385 (based on 40 hours)

  • Education and training courses that suit you   

  • Year-end bonus (8,33%) and holiday pay

Contact and information  

More information? Please contact Nora Czirjak or Amey de Roij van Zuijdewijn on resp. and They can tell you more about the job content.

Do you see a future with APG? Apply by 28 March 2021 with an English letter of application and CV and tell us about yourself.   

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