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Finance & Risk Trainee Programme

Join Our Finance & Risk Trainee Programme!

Are you a recent graduate with a passion for finance and risk and ready to take the first bold step towards a stellar career in the CFO area? Then our 15-month Graduate Trainee Programme might be just the right fit for you.

Programme start date: 01. October 2024 (but we will try to take your availability into account)

Deadline for application: 31. July 2024

Duration: 15 months

Location: Frankfurt am Main or Luxembourg (including an international rotation to Copenhagen @SimCorp)

What is the Finance & Risk Trainee Programme about?

Dive into the world of finance and risk management with our comprehensive Trainee Programme.

Gain hands-on experience in financial performance analysis, process optimization, and risk mitigation strategies. While exploring diverse areas such as accounting, controlling, risk management, and more, you will gain insight into strategic decision-making, business processes and learn how to operate in a diverse shareholder landscape.

Spend an exciting 12 months in one of Europe’s financial hubs, Frankfurt or Luxembourg, and benefit from an enriching 3 months stay in the vibrant city of Copenhagen.

Based on your interests, we will give you the opportunity to choose the areas of your work from different elective modules.

Elective modules and areas of work:

1. Financial Accounting & Controlling (~ 5,5 months)

Accounting, controlling, capital planning, regulatory reporting, sustainability reporting, billing, and more.

2. Risk Management (~ 5,5 months)

Internal Risk framework and methodology, risk reporting and monitoring, risk modelling, internal control system (ICS), business continuity management (BCM) and more.

3. CFO Area SimCorp Copenhagen (~ 3 months)

Business Finance and FP&A, Sustainability, Strategic Finance, Tax and Treasury, Operational Finance (Accounting, Group Controlling and Compliance)

4. Treasury (~ 1 month)

Why the Traineeship at Deutsche Börse Group?

At Deutsche Börse Group, innovation drives every move. Join us in shaping the future of global finance as you work on cutting-edge projects alongside industry experts.

We're seeking proactive, analytical minds with a passion for problem-solving and a thirst for knowledge. If you're ready to take on challenges, make meaningful contributions, and thrive in a dynamic environment, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

What you can expect

Job rotation within the CFO division

During each station you will gain insight into strategic decision-making, business processes and learn how to operate in a diverse shareholder landscape.

Personal development & trainings

Your personal development is an integral part of the programme and will be promoted. As such, you will have the chance to participate in different trainings from our Capital Markets Academy and digital learning platform.


You will get the chance to develop an excellent network within Deutsche Börse Group during the programme, which you can leverage to kick-start your career.


You will be matched with an experienced colleague acting as your personal mentor and supporting your professional and personal development throughout the whole programme.


You have the choice to start your Finance & Risk Trainee Programme in Germany or Luxembourg. However, you will interact with our colleagues from all over the world on daily basis and get the chance to visit our other offices (Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Prague). This will help you to develop an extensive network and get to know other locations of Deutsche Börse Group.

Application process

Step 1 - Application
Step 1 - Application

Apply online via our application portal. Please upload all necessary documents such as your CV, overview of grades, degree certificate and, if applicable, your employment references, a motivation letter is a plus

Step 2 - Virtual interview
Step 2 - Virtual interview

If your documents have sparked our interest, we will invite you to a virtual interview to engage with the specialist departments. Following this, there will be an invitation our on-site assessment day for successful candidates.

Step 3 - On-site Assessment Day
Step 3 - On-site Assessment Day

On this day we get to know each other better and you will work together with other participants on a business case study. After successful completion of the assessment day, we will send you feedback shortly afterwards and, if applicable, offer you a position in our Finance & Risk Trainee Programme.


Don't miss this opportunity to launch your career in finance and risk management with Deutsche Börse Group. Apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding future!

What do our current trainees say? Get valuable insights from their testimonials.

Algert, Trainee in Luxembourg
Algert, Trainee in Luxembourg

“The most exciting part of my job at Deutsche Börse is to analyse and solve new and different issues every day. On top, I feel part of a family where people really care about me.”

Andre, Trainee in Eschborn
Andre, Trainee in Eschborn

“During your time in the programme you will undoubtedly learn a lot. You will be exploring several areas and teams, work on challenging tasks and build meaningful relationships with the people you meet.”

Chenxi, Trainee in Eschborn
Chenxi, Trainee in Eschborn

“The well-structured graduate programme provides me with clear guidance and various trainings within each job station where I can gain a macro overview of Deutsche Börse Group and acquire expertise in the key financial areas. My colleagues, supervisors and mentor are experienced and very friendly – always willing to share and support whenever issues come up.”

Izabela, Trainee in Eschborn
Izabela, Trainee in Eschborn

“The programme gives you not only great learning opportunities, but also networking ones. I got to meet so many great, intelligent and inspiring people and I could learn so much from them, what I am really grateful for!”

Jan, Trainee in Eschborn
Jan, Trainee in Eschborn

“Varying, challenging tasks and team spirit are most important for me. At Deutsche Börse I was able to find both.”

Miriam, Trainee in Luxembourg
Miriam, Trainee in Luxembourg

“For me the programme is a unique chance to get a cross-departmental view of both finance and risk tasks. Being able to rotate between different functions exposes you to new and interesting topics on an ongoing basis – this is quite a challenge and thus the perfect opportunity for personal and professional growth.”

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Recruiting Team

Recruiting Team

Take your career to the next level with us and embrace new challenges!


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