Corporate Banking Talent Programme - Corporate Finance

Function: 36 hours a week

Type: Job

Location: Amsterdam

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Become an all-round Corporate Finance banker by joining ABN AMRO’s unique 3-year Graduate Programme. You will develop a valuable professional and financial skill-set and build an extensive professional network, whilst enjoying our open culture and international working environment.

Your job

The Corporate Finance team guides the transactions that shape the economy by advising clients on key M&A transactions and IPOs. As a new graduate you will learn how we provide our clients with innovative sector and product-based solutions to meet their financial needs. Our team helps corporates, financial institutions, private equity and institutional investors to reach their strategic goals by combining our in-depth sector knowledge with financial expertise. We are a market leader in the Benelux, growing in Northwest Europe and are present in main financial hubs outside Europe. With around one hundred Corporate Finance professionals we work in our offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Singapore and New York. As a new ABN AMRO Corporate Finance team member, you will be working on assignments varying from M&A, IPOs, private placements, capital structuring, and financing and strategic solutions. On a daily basis this means you will work on financial analyses and models, in-depth company and industry research, client pitches, and the origination and execution of transactions.

Your working environment

We have much more to offer than sticking to one job for 3 years. Getting started with a comprehensive training At the beginning of our highly recognized and unique Graduate Programme, you will dive into an intensive 5-week training in cooperation with Nyenrode Business University. Our goal is to give you the right professional and personal tools to hit the ground running. Throughout this initial training you will work on your global network and develop your skill-set. You will get to know the Corporate Bank and participate in a hands-on and broad training in the fields of Accounting, Financial Analysis, Financial Modelling, Corporate Banking and Credit Risk. In addition, you will strengthen your soft skills such as presenting, negotiation and business etiquette. Training will be delivered by those at the very top of their field – including university lecturers, professional trainers, and managers at ABN AMRO. Exciting rotationsAfter the 5-week training, you will start with the Corporate Finance team. Your life as an associate will be rhythmed by several rotations to support you in gaining all the skills and knowledge necessary to become a seasoned professional. For a duration of 36 months you will experience a well-balanced program consisting of:

  • M&A Advisory (15 months)
  • Equity Capital Markets (4 months)
  • International rotation (4 months)
  • Sector Origination (9 months)
  • Capital Structuring & Advisory (4 months)

 International at the coreAmongst your various rotations, you will have the opportunity to enrich your career by doing a rotation at one of our offices abroad (e.g. New York or Singapore).Besides working abroad, you will be working on cross-border deals. Seize your opportunitiesYou will immediately become a member of the team and enjoy responsibilities early on. We believe in empowering our associates, hence you will deal with clients from the start. We pride ourselves on having a flat hierarchy and on privileging open discussion. Step forward and propose what you have on your mind. We value your insight! Are you in? Work hard, play hardWe are crazy for our clients and will always work the extra mile to make them succeed, but we all need to blow some steam off and celebrate our success. We organize various events throughout the year, allowing us to get back to work with extra energy. Career Progression – Tailored personal developmentThroughout your traineeship, you will receive ongoing technical and personal development training, which will guide you through your professional career and give you the opportunity to continuously challenge yourself. At the end of your 3-year traineeship you will be positioned for success. Trigger your full potentialThe Graduate Program provides you with the opportunity to make it to the top in an international bank. Become part of an energetic pool of driven young colleagues and establish a large professional network. Activate your commercial skills, be eager to learn and have fun.

Your profile

We offer a unique and challenging position with unparalleled opportunities, therefore we also set clear requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in corporate finance
  • Master’s degree with above-average grades
  • Previous experience in a relevant field (e.g. Internship in M&A, Private Equity, or Strategy Consulting)
  • Extracurricular activities, and/or experience abroad
  • No more than two years of work experience
  • Fluent English (proficiency in Dutch is not required), fluency in another European language is a plus (particularly French or German)


As of May 2019 you can apply for the Corporate & Institutional Banking Talent Programme. The kick-off bootcamp of six weeks will start in September. It is possible to start earlier than September.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities offered by the Corporate & Institutional Banking Graduate Programme and this track? Contact Anne.mestrini@nl.abnamro.com

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