HR Traineeship

Human Resources
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We are looking for a trainee to support the Human Resources and Organisation division in its mission to attract and retain high-quality staff whilst ensuring fairness, transparency and compliance in all HR related activities/ practices. S/he will also support a variety of HR projects.


The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is the permanent crisis resolution mechanism for euro area countries. It provides financial assistance to Member States facing financial stability problems, and issues debt instruments to fund this financial support.


The ESM is a unique place to work with around 200 individuals committed to making a difference to the future of the euro area. The ESM recruits talented professionals of all nationalities from both the private and public sector.



  • Contribute actively to the ongoing HR projects and initiatives;
  • Assist in implementing the recent HR best practices to benefit the daily operations;
  • Prepare presentations, notes and other documentations for the team as needed;
  • Support HR- related communication on intranet, social media;
  • Support in organising induction, training sessions and other HR events.


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in the field of HR, Business Administration or other discipline related to HR activities mentioned above.
  • Good understanding of the general framework of financial institution or public international institution would be an asset.
  • IT literate- proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Other IT knowledge would be an asset.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and oral.


  • Intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn new topics
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively within multicultural teams
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, diligent and willing to support others’ work
  • Sense of confidentiality and discretion.


  • Deadline for application: 2 December 2020
  • Expected start date: first quarter 2021
  • Duration: 3 or (preferably) 6 months
  • Competitive allowance granted

Note: Please make sure your availability clearly appears in your cover letter.



The ESM aims to provide equal opportunity to all candidates irrespective of their gender, nationality, age, race, culture, education, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability. To further enhance the diversity of our workforce, we particularly encourage women to apply.

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