Financial & Risk Graduate Trainee Programme (f/m/d)

Deutsche Börse AG • Frankfurt am Main

Learn. Develop. Grow. But always: Share value

Join our international team that drives positive change, united by a spirit of openness and curiosity. We empower you to have an impact and to grow – personally and professionally. With us, you work at the heart of financial systems and evolve the way markets operate. We’re excited about the future because we are the ones shaping it. Let´s do this together by sharing value!

Who we are

Immerse yourself in 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. As you explore 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.

Depending on your interests, you will be able to choose from a range of 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)

Who we are

Frankfurt am Main

Your career at Deutsche Börse Group

Your area of work:

Are you eager to embark on a rewarding journey in the area of finance & risk? Are you prepared to take on significant responsibilities from the outset of your career? Enhance your professional path with our dynamic rotational program within the Chief Finance Officer division of Deutsche Börse Group. Immerse yourself in diverse roles across Finance, Risk, and Treasury as you rotate through various assignments. Whether you choose to be stationed at our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main or Luxembourg, you'll gain invaluable insights into our global operations. Join us and contribute to the success of one of the largest international exchange organizations in the world. 

What you can expect:

  • You will work in the above-mentioned areas and learn from experienced colleagues in a collaborative, supportive, open and international environment
  • You will take on increasing responsibility and deliver work that’s of real value to our business
  • We will help you to create business relationships and build up a wide network
  • You will benefit from technical and soft skills trainings which are fast-paced and interactive
  • Throughout the whole program you will be supported from your individual mentor and accompanied by a dedicated buddy

Your profile:

  • You are ready to take on responsibility and to make an impact!
  • With your proactive mindset you aim to contribute to the company’s success 
  • You are initiative, goal-oriented and respond positively to challenges
  • You are eager to work in an international and dynamic environment
  • You have strong analytical and conceptual skills, think critically and like to solve problems
  • You are patient to work with clients and you are keen to build and maintain interpersonal relationships at a professional level
  • You successfully finished your University degree in the area of Finance, Business Administration, Economics or Mathematics or have an equivalent professional qualification
  • Ideally, you have already gained professional work experience
  • You are fluent in English. German and/or French would be an advantage

Why Deutsche Börse Group?

We are committed to providing a work environment where everyone feels welcome and can reach their full potential. Our standards go far beyond simply matching candidates with the right position.


We enable you to move freely with our job tickets, job (e-)bikes and free parking opportunities.

Work environment

Collaboration, communication, or deep focus – in our modern office buildings you will find the perfect work environment. Free drinks and food and meal allowances included.

Health and wellbeing

We care for your health and wellbeing and besides various health promotion measures we offer you a group accident insurance and additional insurance offers at discounted rates.

Financial stability

We provide financial stability by offering attractive salaries, company pension schemes, participation in our Group Share Plan, as well as bonuses, subsidies and discounts.

Hybrid work

Collaborate and exchange on-site or work remotely several days a week in line with business needs and local regulations. Our hybrid working model combines the best of both worlds.

Flexible working hours

We want your job to fit your life situation and offer flexible working time models, part-time models, childcare allowance, or the possibility to study alongside your job.


Our market infrastructures are globally connected. Working with us means collaborating with like-minded colleagues across over 60 locations from more than 100 nations.


We promote individual development by offering internal development programmes, mentoring, further education and training budgets.

Recruiting Team

Recruiting Team

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


Our Recruiting Team is looking forward to your call or e-mail.

What makes us different

What our current trainees say
What our current trainees say

Learning from different perspectives, guided by a mentor –  these are just a few examples our current trainees especially like about the programme.

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.”

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!

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