Our relationships with clients, partners and employees are fair and open. We apply the same principles to our recruitment process. We take great care in each of the individual steps of our selection process… and we expect the same from you.
We are mainly searching for people who are interested in working directly with our clients, as (business) client advisers. All future employees go through the same recruitment process (which includes a 6-month introductory programme).
It is important for us to find people who can identify with the group and know what it’s like to work for ProCredit. Please refer to the sections “About us”, "Working with us" and "Our approach to staff" before deciding to apply.
Graduates and professionals with experience (not necessarily in banking!)
All academic backgrounds, e.g. economics, engineering, social sciences, humanities
Good command of English
The application gives us a first impression of your experience and skills. In order to make an objective assessment of your application, all sections need to be completed carefully and clearly. The online application form must be completed in English. Applications submitted via any other channel will not be taken into consideration.
A very important part of the online application process is the motivation letter. This is your opportunity to convince us that you would really like to be a part of the ProCredit team.
- Tell us about yourself and your interests.
- Explain why you want to work with us and share your expectations of the bank as an employer.
- Tell us what it is about ProCredit Bank and ProCredit Holding that aroused your interest.
The motivation letter must be written in English. To enable us to assess your application accurately, it is very important that you do not: use clichés, send sample motivation letters or copy and paste information from the ProCredit Bank and ProCredit Holding websites.
After screening all applications, the most suitable candidates will be contacted by a member of our HR team for a 20-minute telephone conversation.
The telephone conversation gives you the chance to introduce yourself and helps us to find out more about your education, experience and reasons for applying.
As mathematics and logic play an important role in our daily activities, we will invite you to take a test which takes place at the Head Office. In order to refresh your knowledge, we will provide you with sample maths and logic tests. You can find them in the Download Center at the bottom of this page.
We advise you to dedicate time to preparation, as this will help you to successfully complete this stage of the selection process.
While technical skills are obviously necessary, they are not the only criteria for selection. More importantly, we seek candidates whose personal values and commitment are in line with our way of doing business. Group discussions allow us to assess your ability to work in teams, your communication skills and your capacity to formulate, express and defend your opinion. This step of the process consists of a general discussion/debate on various topics in English. Specific knowledge is not necessary.
The individual interview provides an opportunity for us to get to know you better and to discuss our mutual expectations. If you have any questions, now is the time to ask. All stages of the selection process from the Maths and Logic test up to this moment are carried out at our Head Office. If you are traveling from other cities, transport and accommodation costs (if needed) will be reimbursed.
The next step is a two-week workshop in one of our training centers with applicants selected after the individual interview stage. The objective of this focus session is for ProCredit and the applicants to become a better acquainted with each other. You will have the opportunity to engage in different discussions, to disagree, to draw independent conclusions and to question your own way of thinking. This experience will help you decide whether or not to continue with the introduction programme and make a long-term commitment to ProCredit Bank. Upon successful completion of the two-week focus session, candidates are invited to participate in the ProCredit Entry Programme.
The ProCredit Entry Programme is an intensive six-month theoretical and practical training course. It focuses on different topics related to:
- Banking and finance
- Society and environment
- ProCredit Business model
It shows you what exactly working for ProCredit means and it helps us to assess your capacity to cope with the challenges that are part of our everyday job. The programme is very dynamic and demanding. It is about working in teams, preparing projects and presentations, exploring and debating concepts and critically assessing stereotypes. In addition you have to adapt to cultural and social differences in an unfamiliar environment.
The theoretical part of ProCredit Entry Programme will take place in the Training Centre of ProCredit Bank. The practical training will be organised in our offices together with our colleagues. Attendance is mandatory for the entire six-month period.
Date/time frame: The time is split between theoretical (four months) and practical training (two months).
Accommodation / food:
Accommodation and allowances will be provided during the theoretical training. Accommodation in the cities where the practical training will take place will also be covered by the bank.
All transportation expenses necessary for the entire training period will be covered by the bank. During the theoretical training we will also reimburse the expenses for one personal trip back home.
A monthly stipend is paid to the participants for the duration of the programme. The amount of the stipend can be adapted based on the working experience of the candidate.
The theoretical training will be held in English