Group Graduate Programme

Each year, Erste Group gives a group of bright and highly skilled university graduates the opportunity to discover the world of our banking group. The Group Graduate Programme is a rigorous series of classroom and distance learning sessions, on-the-job training, and medium-term project work.

The programme’s purpose is to give the graduates the opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge of the banking industry and how business in banking should be conducted. Graduates gain a solid understanding of our core business fields, as well as the necessary exposure for a long and successful career within Erste Group.


Basic requirements:


  • have a high interest and know-how in financial topics and markets (i.e. banking, treasury, risk management, regional economic developments, etc.)
  • have achieved a university degree (either Bachelor or Master) specializing either in financial markets or banking, business administration, business informatics or Mathematics.
  • possess strong personal and social skills including excellent cross-cultural communication skills
  • demonstrate flexibility, work independently and achieve results as part of a team
  • act as a perfect team-player and you are also prepared to work under pressure and more than the average
  • are fluent in English (excellent written and oral communication skills); German and/or other languages of Erste Group in the CEE region would be an advantage
  • are willing to travel internationally and to undertake assignments abroad

We ...

  • provide a one-year, highly intensive, graduate programme (internal and external education combined with practical experience)
  • develop a career plan within one of the major financial institutions in the CEE region
  • give you the opportunity to be highly visible, and to work and have fun in an international team
  • offer a competitive salary (junior professional level)