After a successful second edition, EY, KPMG, Rabobank, Nationale Nederlanden and the Refugee Talent Hub are working together to organize a third edition of the Finance Academy, a 14-weeks training program for financial talents with a refugee background. So, are you passionate about finance? Would you like to have many useful finance workshops and increase your chances on the job market? You did not participate in the previous Finance Academy? Please sign up before August 12, 2022!

Finance Academy (14 weeks training program)

After a successful second edition, EY, KPMG, Rabobank, Nationale Nederlanden and the Refugee Talent Hub are working together to organize a third edition of the Finance Academy, a 14-weeks training program for financial talents with a refugee background. So, are you passionate about finance? Would you like to have many useful finance workshops and increase your chances on the job market? You did not participate in the previous Finance Academy? Please sign up before August 12, 2022!

About the Finance Academy

This 14 week part-time program is a training on several useful financial subjects: Strategy & Transaction, Auditing, Banking, IT & Innovation, Risk management etc. Every three weeks, one of the participating companies will host training on an interesting finance related subject. The Finance Academy consists of both hard skills and soft skills training. Besides training, you will receive individual coaching during the program from a professional of one of the participating partners.

At the end of the program, you will also receive a certificate of participation provided by EY, KPMG, Rabobank, Nationale Nederlanden and Refugee Talent Hub. Important to know: This program will be held in English. So, speaking English proficiently is a must.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated talents who:

● Are a statusholder (have a residence permit)

● Hold a bachelor’s or master’s in - or closely related to - finance

● Are proficient in English (Level B1)

● Are passion for finance

● Preferably have working experience in finance or finance-related businesses

● Are eager to learn. Above all, talents that have a strong internal motivation is the key to success in this program

● Are available to attend all the obligated events (for dates, see below).

Note:

● The training is based on retaining of the benefits (uitkering)

● The program as well as the learning materials are in English

● The travel costs are (partly) covered.

Important data

If you apply, we expect you to attend ALL events below. Please make sure you are available on all these dates. The courses will take place on the following dates:

  • Information session: Tuesday 6th of September, 12.00-13.00 (online) (During this call, Selected candidates will get more in-depth information about the program)

  • Kick-off: Thursday 15 September, 15.00-17.00 (live) (During the festive kick-off, you will be told who you are linked to, and the goals of the Finance Academy will be discussed)

  • Trainingmodules KPMG, NN and Rabobank: Every Thursday after 15th September, 13.00-17.00 (live). And Training module of EY will take place on Tuesdays (20th and 27th of September & 4th of October) from 14.00-18.00

  • Check-in mentees: Wednesday 2 November, 13.00-14.00 (online). This is intended to share experiences and questions with your peers/ fellow candidates under the guidance of Refugee Talent Hub

  • Intercultural training (Mazi Inc.): Tuesday 11 October, 13.00-17.00 (online)

  • Recruitment + Pitch training: Tuesday 8 November, 10.00-17.00 (live)

  • Closing event: Tuesday 20 December, 15.00-17.30 (live)

Selection and process

For this program a selection will take place. There are limited spots available and for candidates who have not participated in the previous Finance Academy. A maximum total of 20 talents will be selected to attend the Finance Academy. The deadline for the registration is: August 12, 2022. Please do not forget to add your CV to your profile.

About the participating companies

EY

EY is a worldwide organization in the Finance sector. EY provides Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions and Tax services that help solve their client's toughest challenges and build a better working world for all. Through their four service lines EY helps their clients capitalize on transformative opportunities. EY also helps them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet the needs of all of their stakeholders. And in a fast-changing world, EY gives them the support they need to be effective today and create long-term value for tomorrow.

KPMG

KPMG Netherlands is part of a large international network of professional accountancy and consultancy firms. KPMG NL uses technology based on human insight and creativity to develop advanced solutions for the economy of tomorrow. With over 3,000 employees, they are a centre of knowledge, expertise, and independent thinking. By deploying this knowledge and the skills of its professionals, KPMG actively contributes to improving the employment and income prospects of various groups.

Nationale Nederlanden

NN Group is an international financial services company, active in 11 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. Our roots lie in the Netherlands, with a rich history that stretches back over 175 years. With our 14,000 employees, NN provides retirement services, pensions, insurance, banking and investments to approximately 18 million customers. NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN, ABN AMRO Insurance, Movir, AZL, BeFrank, OHRA and Woonnu.

Rabobank

Rabobank is a cooperative bank with a mission: Growing a better world together! Working together with customers, members and partners for 125 years, Rabobank is committed to work on major societal challenges to build a future-proof society. Rabobank is a financial services provider for 7.1 million customers in 40 countries. The commitment of Rabobank in the Netherlands is to offer 60 refugees job opportunities, work experience placements, internships or training courses. Please keep in mind that is not the goal of this event. The main goal is to expand your network and to receive and share more insights about working in the Dutch labour market.

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