Investment & Portfolio Management Traineeship

Asset Management , Risk Management, Trading
Required language
Dutch, English


Would you like to learn more about asset classes? Do you prefer to devote your talents to responsible investments? And do you like working with others on Digitization? If so, be sure to read this vacancy for the Investment & Portfolio Management Traineeship at APG.

Your challenge?  

Starting as a trainee at Investment & Portfolio Management means riding the wave of sustainable investments. Since APG Asset Management leads the way in responsible investments, you will land firmly on your feet. Give your eyes and ears free rein and learn from your teammates: APG manages all asset classes itself and therefore has years of knowledge and expertise at its fingertips. Your traineeship would not be complete without assignments. Some examples: develop a calculation model for the carbon footprint. Or: immerse yourself in an assignment using Qliksense and design effectively measurable KPIs.

Quote of trainee Jordan Gilmore: “I never thought my calculations for the carbon footprint would really be used. For a social responsible investor it’s very important and makes it more accountable: the way the environment links with the investment. Having the idea was just easy, but to bring it to a product that really works, was the challenge. It was necessary to ask for input, help and guidance. But because of the informal and dynamic culture, colleagues are very helpfull. For me the key is: be prepared to use your own knowledge to solve problems, but make sure you incorporate the opinion of those around you.”

Would you like to learn from our knowledge & expertise? We’d also like to learn from you: you will be contributing a good deal of the latest knowledge of investment risk and digitization. Working in multidisciplinary teams, you will have the opportunity to amaze us with your academic know-how and out-of-the-box ideas. Does your idea work? If so, you will be made responsible for scaling it up and pitching it to your stakeholders. And in view of the short lines of communication within Portfolio Management, it won't be long before you have that responsibility. Whether in the field of Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Asset & Liability Management or Responsible Investing, as a trainee you add a great deal of value to the digital transformation.

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. 

  • Manages most investment and support processes internally. In other words, you will see for yourself what goes on in Investment, Risk, Portfolio Management and Asset Liability Management.  

  • Owns cool data sets. 

  • Leads the way in sustainable investment.

What do you bring?

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Business,or related study, with outstanding study results;

  • A maximum of two years’ work experience;

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

  • Digital mentality;

  • Passion for investments and financial markets;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Energetic, ambitious, eager to learn, and innovative.

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 € 3.258 (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 Tim Slütter or Michiel Vetkamp at or 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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