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Yes. The vacancies are current for as long as they are published on our career page, which we update daily.
If we are looking for a candidate to fill a post by a certain time, we provide this information in the vacancy advert.
Our current vacancies show you which jobs we are looking to fill at the present time. Qualified university graduates have the opportunity to complete a trainee programme with us, while students can submit a speculative application for an internship or student traineeship.
You can apply for several jobs at the same time. In this instance, it should be clear from your cover letter which jobs you are applying for and why. We would advise that you rank the jobs in order of preference in your cover letter.
Your documents should be complete and meaningful, so we know instantly whether you are the right candidate for the job in question. You will find more help in our application tips and in the job description contained in the vacancy advert.
You can send us your application by e-mail or by post. Our tip: Sending it by e-mail speeds up the application process, helps protect the environment and saves on postage.
You should observe the following if you send your application by e-mail:
Take just as much care in producing your application as you would if you were submitting it by post.
Paste your cover letter into the e-mail and compile all the enclosures (curriculum vitae, certificates, etc.) into one PDF document (no larger than 6 MB).
We invite you to apply for one of our current job openings advertised at Jobbörse (in German language only). Each vacancy advert lists the details regarding whom to contact. If you do not find a vacancy that fits, you can sign up for job alerts. You will then be notified as soon as a suitable opening becomes available.
As KfW IPEX-Bank is active worldwide, very good knowledge of English is indispensable in most departments. Other foreign languages are desirable, but not essential.
Yes. We offer a multitude of flexitime models, thereby taking the different needs of our employees into account and promoting a work-life balance.
As part of our pension components scheme, we offer employees an additional retirement pension, which is financed entirely by the employer, from the age of 65. You can also draw an early retirement pension or an invalidity pension in the event of a partial or full reduction in earning capacity, and build up a survivor's pension. We also offer a company pension scheme with deferred compensation.
Our employees network very well beyond the various departments. Regular interaction takes place at all sites thanks to our lunch culture. Colleagues also enjoy spending their coffee breaks together. Our corporate events are important for social relationships, too. In addition to summer parties, Christmas parties and children's parties, sporting events such as the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge and the training sessions held by KfW's in-house sports groups are popular occasions for getting together.
The demands on the bank are constantly changing, as are those placed on our employees. For this reason, we offer a broad range of internal and external further training opportunities – in management, business administration, communication, personal skills, gender balance and IT, for example.
For applicants with professional experience
The professional qualifications have to be right, of course. Your personality and professional goals are also very important to us. Please refer to the vacancy in question for the specific requirements.
Yes. As a specialist in international project and export financing, KfW IPEX-Bank has numerous offices abroad.
At the Frankfurt office, we offer all-day care for children between the ages of two months and three years. Our employees' children can also attend an in-house day-care centre up until they finish primary school.
As a trainee, you familiarise yourself with different areas of the company. In so doing, you acquire knowledge about the banking industry and our products and have the opportunity to build up a network. Customised "off-the-job" skills development measures supplement the activities you undertake in preparation for your future position. KfW IPEX-Bank's trainee programmes last 12 months.
You will find the trainee programmes that you can apply for at the present time in our job portal (in German language only). The advertisement also provides details of the starting dates we offer for the programme. Separate information applies to the DEG and KfW programmes. This can be found at www.deginvest.de (in German language only) and www.kfw.de (in German language only).
The trainee programme that you apply for should first and foremost match your qualifications and interests. Of course, you may well be interested in several of the vacancies advertised. But you would do well to remember that you have to convince us why a certain programme is right for you and why we should work together in this precise area. Having a clear focus in your application boosts your chances.
A key requirement is your professional competence. You should have successfully completed at least three semesters of study, e.g. in business administration, economics, political sciences, business mathematics or a comparable degree programme of relevance to the internship or student traineeship in question. We are also interested in your personal qualities and professional goals.
You are enrolled as a full-time student at a state-recognised university and have not yet sat your final examination. Alternatively, you are between your Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Students must not take leave from their degree programme during a student traineeship. Interns may only take leave in exceptional cases justified by the university, e.g. if the internship falls in a semester that would otherwise have to be spent abroad.
Generally speaking, KfW IPEX-Bank does not set fixed dates for starting an internship or student traineeship. If you have a preferred start date, we should receive your application at least two to three months beforehand. Also in this case, you should ensure that your employment only takes place during the study programme or between the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, and that you have not yet taken the final examination (e.g. handed in your dissertation or sat your oral examination).
Your documents should be complete and meaningful, so we know instantly whether you are the right candidate:
Certificate of matriculation or proof of your pending Master's degree programme
Whether or not your internship at our company is suitable as a mandatory internship will depend on the requirements of your degree programme. Before we conclude a contract, you should therefore provide confirmation from the university that your internship at our company is recognised as a mandatory internship for the full period according to the applicable examination regulations. Only once we are completely satisfied that your internship is a mandatory internship can you be released from the obligation to pay social insurance contributions. Please note that this exemption will not apply if you take leave from your degree programme for the period of the internship.
The information is needed to assess your obligation to pay social insurance contributions.
Voluntary internships that are partly or fully completed outside semester breaks are subject to full social insurance contributions. Only internships that take place exclusively during semester breaks are solely subject to pension insurance contributions. Student trainees may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester and may work more during the semester break, provided that they do not exceed the collectively agreed full-time quota of hours (currently 39 hours).
KfW IPEX-Bank offers attractive and diverse employment opportunities. Find out about our current vacancies here.