Associate Program

Start: Second half of 2021
Duration: 2 years
Schedule: 37.5 hours per week, full-time
Location: Leiden area, the Netherlands

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Program Description

This program brings you to the heart of the financial community: FinTech companies, Banks, and Corporations across the globe. The core business is to ensure the safe and secure facilitation of financial transactions. As an Associate Engineer you will learn to assist customers around the world to solve operational challenges daily and you will work with colleagues from different locations and cultures.

This Associate Program consists of two phases which are split into two years. In phase one or year one, the Associate Engineer will be busy with getting trained on the various products and services with the goal to become a certified professional. This will lay the foundation for the Associate Engineer’s further development within the field.

In phase two or year two, the Associate Engineer will work directly with cases and clients, applying the knowledge learned during year one. Towards the end of year two, there are possibilities of moving in different directions within the field. Other positions in business/data analysis, business intelligence, technical support towards consultancy, cyber security, product/project management, network engineering and many others will be within reach of the Associate Engineer who has completed this program.

The main features that make this program unique are:

  • Certifications: The Associate will be trained to obtain the associate and professional certification which are considered highly valuable worldwide within the financial industry.
  • Growth: Throughout the program the Associate will dramatically increase their knowledge in every field of IT (Networks, Cloud, Cyber Security, etc.) as well as their soft skills (team work, communication, etc.).
  • Cooperation: The program is designed to let the Associate always be assisted by more experienced colleagues in an international English-based environment.


  • University degree in Scientific Disciplines, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Engineering, Economy/Econometrics or Finance. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Willing to be challenged daily by IT technical issues in relation to business operations;
  • Ambition to build a career in the financial industry.
  • Affinity with IT and especially Windows, UNIX and Network technology would be appreciated;
  • Strong consultative, communication and planning skills;
  • Fluent in English plus another European language;
  • A team player, willing to work in a dynamic multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to move to the Netherlands.

Selection Process

Personality and ability tests will be part of the selection procedure. The overall selection procedure will take about 2 months. Consequently, even if you have not graduated yet, you can start the selection procedure upfront and ensure your place before graduating. The contract offered is a full-time job agreement with a competitive salary.


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External acquisition is not appreciated for this vacancy.