European Investment Bank Traineeship Programme

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Operations Directorate (OPS) - Central and South East Europe Department (CSEE) - Public Sector Division (3-PUB SEC) at its headquarters in Luxembourg: TRAINEE

Duration: 5 months (fixed start date: 01st September / October 2023)

(With possible extension up to 6 months if required by University)

Please note that, as marked on our Webpage, only applications from nationals of the Member States of the European Union, as well as citizens from countries with which EU accession negotiations have started, can be considered (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey).

Please note that you are requested to limit your applications to a maximum of three traineeship publications. We will only consider and retain the first three applications submitted.

Objective of the traineeship

The objective of the traineeship is to support the Central and South East European (CSEE) public, but also corporate sector lending teams in:

  • Identification of new financing opportunities in the CSEE countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia) by undertaking initial screening of sub-sovereign entities (regional and local authorities) and corporates (public and private) from a project and a credit perspective. It is expected that the Trainee will closely follow the market, analyse the available financial and investment information and prepare reports with a view to determining the potential of the counterparts for EIB financing.
  • Gather, record and maintain in a structured format market and client information for origination purposes and prepare related reports.
  • Develop promotional documentation for EIB activities in CSEE countries.


Under the supervision of the Head of Division and senior colleagues, you will actively participate in the Division’s core activities. Your main tasks will be:

  • Gathering and analysing relevant information on the public and private sector markets.
  • Gathering and analysing project related and financial information of potential EIB clients.
  • Initial screening and prioritisation of EIB lending opportunities from a project and debt capacity perspective.
  • Recording and maintaining data and preparing reports.
  • Preparing promotional documentation.
Academic qualifications and professional skills
  • Final year of studies or University degree in business administration, finance or economics.
  • A first experience in market reviews and financial analysis from a lender perspective will be considered as an advantage.
  • Knowledge of /experience in the public sector, corporate or banking markets in CSEE countries will be considered as an advantage.
  • Ability to gather and analyse market and financial information relevant to the position.
  • Ability to understand and analyse budgets and financial reporting of local authorities and public corporates.
  • Excellent knowledge of standard Microsoft Office tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and/or French. Knowledge of CSEE languages would be considered a distinct advantage. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage.


Find out more about EIB core competencies here

By applying for this position you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity.

Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIB Traineeship Recruitment team hr_traineeship_recruitment@eib.org who will ensure that your request is handled.

Your application may be used for another campaign.

Please note that deadline for application is on the 24th May 2023.

More information on our EIB Traineeship Programme and Provisions for In-service training can be consulted on our EIB website; https://www.eib.org/en/about/careers/categories/traineeship-and-graduate.htm

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