Traineeship Operations

Vereiste taal
Engels, Nederlands



Perform, manage and continuously improve complex business operations. Prevent or solve issues with big organizational impact. Alternative investment administration. Data Visualization. Reducing counterparty credit risk. Information provisioning to clients, regulators, risk and portfolio managers. Trade processing. Data warehousing. Developing new information services. If all this gets you excited, APG’s Operations Traineeship is right up your alley.
Asset management is one of APG’s business units. Our clients are central to our thoughts and actions. We deploy our experience, expertise and innovation to invest the deposited pension contributions in a responsible and cost-effective manner. Contributing to a sustainable world is an integral part of the investment process. An investment process that contributes to good and affordable pensions for our clients’ members by achieving a stable, long-term return on responsible risks. We have offices in four locations: Amsterdam, Heerlen, Hong Kong, and New York.
Operations is a highly complex service department within APG Asset Management. The department connects various specialisms in the field of finance, IT and data and is responsible for the investment administration, operational processes and information provisioning of APG Asset Management. Operations is responsible for a wide range of essential business processes ranging from trade processing, cash and collateral management, accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, administration services. Moreover, Operations is producing several core information products and data services. Data is delivered to provide high-quality investment decision-making and reporting information to portfolio and risk management, fiduciary management, pension funds and supervisors. The users of information services must be able to rely on the correctness, timeliness and completeness of the information provided by Operations. By means of this, Operations ensures portfolio managers have access to reliable data, so they can achieve the best possible return for their investment portfolios.
As an Operations trainee, you will get to know all aspects of APG in two years’ time, by completing several assignments. Possible assignments include, but are not limited to, setting up new information infrastructures for specialties such as alternative investments or private equity cash flow, developing operations wide data quality frameworks, improving operational processes such as the credit risk mitigation processes in the cash and collateral team or advancing information products for the portfolio analytics & information services department. As a true professional you always think in terms of opportunities and solutions. You will never lose focus on your assignments, but also have plenty of room to work on your personal development. APG is not just interested in growing our organization; we also want to help you to get to know yourself and what drives you, so you can be sustainably employed at APG. A unique start to your career.


  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Controlling, Information Management and/or other business/data-oriented degrees with outstanding study results;
  • A maximum of two years’ work experience;
  • Broad-ranging extra-curricular development (e.g. committee or board membership, volunteer work);
  • Fluency in English (additionally, fluency in Dutch is a pre);
  • Attention to detail, ambitious, analytical, critical and digital minded.  


APG is a pension administrator managing the pensions of 4.5 million people on behalf of a number of pension funds. Our activities cover one in five families in the Netherlands. Ever since 2008, APG has been a Top Employer.
We will offer you a two-year contract with a € 3111 gross monthly salary (based on a 40-hour work week, excluding holiday pay and end-of-year bonus). Moreover, APG offers a great pension scheme, ample training and development opportunities, sports facilities, and Young APG. Want to find out more about APG as an employer? Read more here.
Want to hit the ground running on you career in Asset Management and contribute to our social role? Ready for a strong dose of innovation, digitization and modern forms of cooperation? Apply before or on 26 April. Send us your resume, motivation letter, and university transcripts, and make sure to answer questions like: Who are you? What makes you special? Why does this traineeship appeal to you? Convince us and apply!

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