Risk Management Young Professional Program


Do you have a strong cooperative ability, and do you take a smart approach to solving complex problems? Challenge yourself and make an impact with Risk Management Young Professional Program at Rabobank. 

You and your future

In just 18 months, Young Professionals learn the fine points of Rabobank's risk management inside and out. In Risk Management we have a great responsibility ensuring we maintain a strong risk & integrity culture. The Chief Risk Officer domain has more than 3.500 colleagues working across the globe in areas like Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Compliance, IT Risk, Market Risk, Climate Risk, etc. We can imagine that it is difficult to know which area to start, so the program is designed to give you a broad view of Risk Management by offering 4 rotations across the domain. You can shape your own future! In addition to day-to-day work, Young Professionals work on side projects and join the Rabobank’s young professional network in a personal development journey. A buddy system provides you with help in finding your way around the bank and join social events. You will also receive coaching from a talent manager. After the program Young Professionals start the rest of their careers as Risk Managers, Data Scientists, Credit Analysts, Specialists Financial Restructuring, Compliance Officers, Change coordinators, Project managers, etc. 

Examples of rotations

  • Contribute to our mission ‘Growing a better world together’ in our Climate Risk or Regulatory Adherence teams.
  • Support our data driven decision making process in a Credit model department or stress test department.
  • Help prevent operational losses in our Compliance, IT Risk or Operational Risk departments.
  • Care for our customers in our client focused departments Credit Approvals and Financial Restructuring and Recovery. 
  • As an innovative game-changer, your fresh ideas will help departments change their ways of thinking.


  • Length: Risk Management Young Professional Program: 18 months
  • Start date: October 1st, 2024
  • Hours per week: 36

Your development as a young professional

To become the specialist in your professional field, in the first 18 months you mainly attend training courses that relate directly to your specialism and that support your talent development. The courses are often given by experienced colleagues or trainers with a track record. 

You build your network, gain valuable experience and develop skills which will be of use to you later in your career. We also challenge you and other young professionals and trainees to work on various cases and challenges one day a week.

Learning from each other

Development is our top priority. Because the best way to learn is by doing, through mistakes and successes. At Rabobank we offer you the right balance between freedom and supervision. To develop talents you never thought you possessed. To specialize in a professional field or explore the things you are good at and enjoy doing. During your Young Professional Program, you can count on us for excellent supervision. You will work with experienced colleagues and have lots of contact with young professionals. 

‘’A well-established bank can face several risks in many different fields, because of this, working in the risk domain of Rabobank is providing me with a lot of learning and development opportunities. When growing up, becoming a ‘’dusty banker’’ was not what I had in mind, however, the typical banking scene is not applicable at Rabobank as I am able to fully speak my mind, together with being valued for my opinion and where I really enjoy my work. As a young and motivated woman, Rabobank feels as the right place where I can prosper.’’
Charmaine Marijnissen, Young Professional Risk Management

Talking of Rabobank: We are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,5000,000 customers. Together with these customers, our members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to enough healthy food. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business. 

You and your talent 

  • A master's degree in Banking and Finance or Business Economics.
  • IT, data driven and innovation skills are very welcome!
  • Approximately 0 to 2 years of work experience; 
  • An excellent command of the English language.
  • Feedback makes you stronger
  • You inspire with your story
  • You encourage others to grow 

This is what we offer you 

  • € 3416.00 gross per month (scale 7)
  • A 13th month's salary and vacation pay; An Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). Employees may use this budget at their own discretion, for example, the EBB can be used to buy extra vacation days or to make an additional deposit in your retirement fund. Employees can also opt to have the EBB paid out to them as part of their monthly salary;
  • A combination of working from home and from the office.

This is a selection of the terms of employment for a Risk Management Young Professional based on a 36-hour working week. You can find all terms of employment on rabobank.jobs/en/conditions-of-employment/

You and the job application process

We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people's differences is what makes us an even better bank. We are very curious to hear what you can bring to Rabobank. Has your interest been piqued? Please apply by uploading your CV ánd motivation letter.

Since we have a limited amount of spots available we encourage you to add a motivation letter explaining why the program would be a good fit for you, and why you would be a great fit for Rabobank. This will help you stand out, so don’t hesitate and apply now!

  • Questions about the program? Contact Ewout Kerssens, Talent Manager Risk Management Young Professional Program via Ewout.Kerssens@Rabobank.nl.
  • Any questions about working at Rabobank and the application process? Contact Maarten Wijnberg, Young Talent Recruiter, via maarten.wijnberg@rabobank.nl. 
  • After CV selection the selection process consists of an assessment, a digital interview and a final selection day. The selection days will take place physically at our office in Utrecht. We are looking forward to meet you!
  • A security check is part of the process.
  • We respect your privacy.
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Vacature informatie

Organisatie: Rabobank

Locatie: Utrecht