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Application deadline 31-05-2015
Start date 01-09-2015


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Den Haag
31-05-2015 (For Past)


Den Haag
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In 2014 NN Group has become independent. NN Group is strongly driven to live up to its ambitions and promises. Therefore a new traineeship has been developed to attract talents who want to contribute to that. NN Group is looking for talents who will help people secure their financial future. Do you want to add a human touch to financial services?

NN Group offers you a traineeship in which you can progress strongly in your personal development with right support. The aim is to help you to be of value as soon as possible in the organization.

The traineeship will start at the 1st of September in 2015 and consists of the following 4 tracks:

  • General Management 
  • Finance
  • Risk
  • IT Management

The program will last three years in which you will fulfill two positions of 1,5 years. Since you will start immediately in a position we are looking for talents that already know what they want and can be of value immediately. In the period of 1,5 years you will thoroughly develop your talents and expertise and learn a lot from your experience. After that you will take the next step and apply your talents in an even more challenging role. This 2nd role will preferably be in another department than where you have started so you will get a better understanding of NN Group as a whole.

Learning on the job will play a significant role in your development. For this you will be coached by a manager and/or an experienced senior. A talent manager will coach you in your personal and career development during the whole program.

During the 3 years you will build up a strong network with your fellow trainees. You will learn a lot from intensive cooperation with your fellow trainees due to the diversity in backgrounds and expertise. Together you will participate in a learning journey that will be centered around personal development, problem solving, insurance, change management, innovation and so on. You will get a lot of freedom and possibilities to shape the program with your peers. We expect you to take opportunities as they arise and solve problems that you encounter.

Change leader
We challenge you to be a change leader within NN Group. This means that you will be involved with several initiatives to innovate products and processes, and also help other employees achieve this. As a change leader you will have an important role in our culture change and we expect you to apply your talents optimally for the organization.

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The Finance Traineeship is one of the tracks in which you can start as a trainee within NN Group. This track is for students with a financial background who want to apply their talents in the field of Finance. As a Finance trainee you will work in a big financial services company and you can imagine that there is a wide variety of opportunities for you to make a difference. You will make financial plannings and analyses for management. You will collect data for the reports and convert these in business advice. Typical roles are as a management accountant or a financial accountant. This can be both in the business and at group level.

The Finance Traineeship is open for both Dutch and international students with a sufficient level of the English language.

Trainee profile

Are you the new Finance trainee we are looking for?

  • You have your Masters-degree in Finance (or you expect to graduate in the coming months)
  • You like working with numbers and are able to understand Finance in a financial institution quickly and thoroughly.
  • You have a maximum of 2 years work experience from the moment you graduated.
  • You have significant experience in extracurricular activities. This can be in both a leadership role and in other roles. As long as you clearly show what added value you have had in various situations. 
  • You are ambitious to get the best out of yourself and to develop yourself towards senior roles.
  • You have a strong self-awareness and you know what you want.
  • You have well developed communication skills.
  • You have a proactive attitude that shows from your extracurricular activities. (topsports, entrepreneurship, commitees, work experience)
  • You are result driven (even when confronted with resistance)
  • You show personality.
  • You are fluent in English
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Application process

Are you interested to start as a trainee from September 1st 2015 onwards? Please apply by sending us an e-mail to containing you CV and motivation letter. Please mention in the subject of your email 'Application Finance Traineeship’.

Currently we started the hiring process with a number of candidates. However, experience teached us that there is a possibility that not all 20 trainee spots are filled immediately. Therefore you can still apply until May 31st 2015. After this deadline we will know exactly how many spots are available.

If you apply we will take immediatly your application into account, and let you know as soon as possible if you can make the online capability test. 

The application procedure is as follows:

  1. Motivation letter and CV
  2. Online capability test
  3. Selection interview with 2 employees of NN.
  4. Assessment
  5. Selection interview with senior managers.

When you apply we think it is important that we get to know you as good as possible and learn how you as a person can be of added value for NN and especially for our customers. At the same time we think it is important that you get to know us too. In this way we can find out as good possible if you can come and work for us as a trainee, and even so you can find out if you want to work for us. Next to some basic criteria like a Master degree, we look at you as a person. We invite you in your application to emphasize who you are, what makes you unique and how you want to be of value for NN. We are especially curious about what your view is on society, our role as an insurer in it and what kind of role you want to fulfill in that.

When you apply, we ask you to integrate the answers to the questions below in your motivation letter:

  1. What view do you have on recent, relevant developments in society (can be broader than insurance).
  2. In what way do you want to contribute personally?
  3. What will you make use of in yourself to realize this? 
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If you have questions containing the traineeship or our selection process, please contact us via You can also call to Business Talent Network and ask for Jorine Kikkert or Stella van Leeuwen. Phone number: 020-6202144.

NN Group recruits trainees in coorporation with Business Talent Network.

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Benjamin van de Klundert - Trainee Finance

My name is Benjamin van de Klundert and I have been working for NN Group since 2011. I started as a management accountant in the department Property and Casualty. I was responsible there for the monthly reporting processes. After 1,5 years I continued my career at the Corporate Development Department where I was involved with the IPO of NN Group. In my role I had to coordinate the information for the Dataroom and manage all stakeholders (+/- 600). I also had to organize the due diligence sessions. After the successful IPO I am now since November 2014 working for the business unit ING Re. I am working from Tokyo for this department on a Transition Project. This is a project in which we are moving a team of specialists from Japan to the Netherlands.

There were several reasons for me to choose for the traineeship of NN. Apart from the tasks and good development opportunities I felt at ease with the people I was working with. These are the people that you see more frequently than anyone else. So I thought it would be best to work in an environment with people that I connect with. Apart from work environment the traineeship offered me the perfect opportunity to develop myself professionally, and more importantly personally. This has been priceless to me and an experience which I will never forget.

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