The ECB is an official EU institution at the heart of the Eurosystem and the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
Over 3,350 staff from all over Europe work for the ECB in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. They perform a range of tasks in close cooperation with the national central banks within the Eurosystem and, for banking supervision, with the national supervisors within the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank for Europe’s single currency, the euro. The ECB’s main task is to maintain the euro’s purchasing power and price stability in the euro area. The euro area comprises the 19 European Union countries that have introduced the euro since 1999.
Working for the ECB means that you will actively foster and support the safety and soundness of Europe’s economy. Together with the central banks of the countries in the euro area, you will contribute to decisions that affect the lives of the more than 330 million people. Working for the ECB ultimately means working for Europe.
We seek high-calibre candidates who possess the highest levels of integrity and a wide range of skills. We employ professionals of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines with expertise not only in economics and statistics, but also HR specialists, finance experts, legal counsels, linguists, IT professionals, support staff and others.
ECB aims to double share of women in high-ranking positions
The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to introduce gender targets with the aim of increasing the share of women in management.By the end of 2019, 35% of positions in middle management (Heads of Division, Deputy Heads of Division, Heads of Section, Senior Advisers and Advisers) and senior management (Directors General, Deputy Directors General, Directors and Principal Advisers) should be held by women.
For senior management positions taken alone the target is 28%.The overall share of women in management positions at present is 27%, while women hold 18% of senior management positions. In order to reach the gender targets, the ECB is implementing a gender diversity action plan.
Gender targets and proportions at the ECB (data as of 31 December 2016)
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Diversity creates excellence.
We reach out for the best talent to enable us to take the best possible decisions for the good of all the citizens of the euro area. Gender diversity is a key part of achieving this. Attracting, retaining and developing female talent at all levels is therefore very important to us. To foster a diverse and inclusive work environment, we have committed ourselves to gender targets through to the end of 2019 and introduced a series of initiatives. These include a dedicated mentoring and “women in leadership” training programme to help us reach our gender targets and continue to fulfil our mission.
What we offer at the ECB
Joining the ECB will give you the chance to:
- work for Europe − actively fostering and supporting the safety and soundness of Europe’s economy
- work on dynamic and challenging projects
- acquire transferable skills
- develop professional and social networks
- work with colleagues from all over Europe
- be part of an inclusive working culture which encourages cooperation, learning, mutual support and commitment
What to expect
Joining the ECB as a young female professional will give you the chance to put into practice the knowledge acquired during your studies and obtain a better understanding of what working for Europe entails.
Our dedicated traineeships (for example in IT, finance, HR, statistics and banking supervision), together with the ECB Graduate Programme, offer numerous opportunities to accommodate a variety of backgrounds. Expect a diverse, welcoming and dynamic working environment which will support your personal and professional growth.
Make a difference by having your voice heard and taking an active stance in shaping the future of Europe.
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