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The IPP kick-starts graduate careers at the EBRD

The IPP kick-starts graduate careers at the EBRD

The EBRD welcomes graduates to explore exciting new career opportunities. Whether at their London headquarters or in one of their offices from Europe to Asia, they've a range of  vacancies for you to discover thanks to the International Professionals Programme (IPP).

The EBRD's intensive two-year programme offers experience in one of the Bank's Resident Offices and in a variety of teams at their Headquarters in London

About the IPP

The IPP offers a life-changing experience for ambitious, adventurous postgraduates that will prepare you for a potential career at the EBRD. It is designed to both invest in your existing talents and expose you to some truly incredible projects.

Starting and finishing the programme in EBRD's London headquarters, you will rotate through three placements, including one that provides the opportunity to work with and learn from other cultures with an assignment in one of their countries of operations.

EBRD's aspirations for you are extremely high. You should expect to be pushed far outside your comfort zone culturally, geographically and intellectually.

Throughout, you will work to an individual training plan under the guidance of a line manager and mentor.  But your development is not just about practical learning.  Regular networking events will also help you build an invaluable base of contacts for your future career.

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What the EBRD looks for

The EBRD expects IPP candidates to have exceptional business acumen and the potential to build a successful career within the EBRD.  As well as raw talent and a sense of adventure, EBRD also looks for the following:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field to the specific department (these are outlined in the respective requirements for each role advertised).  Alternatively, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Banking, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics and similar coupled with a Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the EBRD’s fields of work.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Another language is desirable
  • You must be a national of one of EBRD's shareholder countries
  • A passion for international development, private sector development, and field-based practical work.You will be interested in the bigger picture and the ethical dimension to their work
  • An eagerness to work in any of their countries of operations and willingness to take a field-based role after completion of the IP Programme.
  • Tenacity in getting results and an open and flexible attitude – you’ll be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and get involved!
  • One to two years of relevant experience

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Rewards and benefits

As well as the opportunity to help deliver projects that shape the future of businesses, economies and livelihoods throughout EBRD's countries of operations, you can expect an attractive rewards package. As well as a competitive starting salary, some of your benefits will include:

  • Medical insurance
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Relocation assistance (where eligible)
  • Relevant additional benefits while on international assignment in one of EBRD's Resident Offices

Towards the end of the programme, exceptional individuals will be invited to apply for roles within the EBRD. There is an expectation that the participants will take a role in one of their Resident Offices after completion of the programme.

Start a career the EBRD

The EBRD are always looking for talented, ambitious and driven graduates to help invest in changing lives around the world.

Apply for jobs today at the EBRD.


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