Promoting financial integration and financial stability
A young EU institution
As the central bank for Europe’s single currency, the euro, we have two main tasks. First, we aim for stable prices in the euro area. We do this by setting the short-term interest rate and by working closely with the national central banks of countries that have adopted the euro. Stable prices are important for people and businesses to feel secure in making plans to invest for the future. Second, we supervise banks in the euro area. We do this by working together with national supervisors to review how banks conduct their activities and ensure rules are applied in the same way across Europe. This makes the banking sector more stable and trustworthy for people and companies.
ECB Graduate Programme 2021
The ECB's Graduate Programme is aimed at attracting talented recent graduates with a postgraduate degree, preferably a PhD, in one of a broad range of disciplines and a keen interest in central banking. The programme is expected...
Traineeships in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments – Project /...
You will join the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments, which has around 200 staff working on ECB activities relating to the provision of payment and securities settlement services, the oversight of financial...
What we offer
If you join the ECB, you will be actively fostering and supporting the safety and soundness of Europe’s economy, contributing to decisions that affect the lives of more than 330 million people. You will be working in a dynamic multicultural environment, with colleagues from across Europe.
We value our employees, and you will have many opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills throughout your career. Take a look at what we have to offer: working at the ECB means much more than just an attractive salary.
Diversity and inclusion
At the ECB, we believe diversity creates excellence – more diverse teams mean a wider range of opinions, leading to better and more robust results. We aspire to be an organisation in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated in all its facets. Enabling diversity is vital to our institution to deliver the best possible outcome for our staff and for Europe. The facets of diversity include – but are not limited to – gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, age, cultural background and disability.