European Central Bank Traineeship in People Analytics / Data Science in HR

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign in People Analytics / Data Science in HR:  


Traineeship in People Analytics / Data Science in HR

You will be part of the Human Resources (HR) Analytics team in the Employee Services Division of the Directorate General Human Resources. Our Directorate General has over 100 members of staff who provide operational, talent management and advisory services to approximately 4,000 ECB employees.


The task of the HR Analytics team is to enable the Directorate General to use a data-driven and evidence-based approach to best serve the needs of employees and the organisation. In particular, the team provides data science services to stakeholders in the Directorate General and in other business areas, generating insights to shape HR strategy, and using data analytics to optimise the impact of HR policies on working conditions, well-being and performance.


The team comprises 10-12 highly skilled professionals who work in an agile way and collaborate with colleagues from across our Directorate General. 


Your role

As a trainee in HR Analytics, you will:

  • develop statistical analyses and data science solutions and provide recommendations for strategic HR decision-making and HR policy development;
  • contribute to exploring new tools and technologies, testing them and developing prototypes;
  • support the development of a data and evidence-based HR approach by reviewing research literature, generating insights from available reports and tools, and training colleagues to integrate them into their work;
  • contribute to transforming and visualising HR datasets for various projects and tasks.


The position offers you excellent opportunities to learn from experienced data scientists, gain hands-on analytics experience and work with leading technologies in a dynamic and inspiring environment. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 


Who can apply

Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.


All candidates should:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
  • have completed at least a first cycle qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree);
  • be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.


Following their most recent qualification candidates should:

  • have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
  • have been a trainee for no more than six months;
  • not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
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