Traineeships at APG: developing yourself and contributing to the lives of 5 million people

A traineeship at APG means continuously developing in an organization at the heart of society. We see a bright future for young talents at APG.


Are you approaching the end of your studies and looking for a traineeship? Also in 2022, APG offers talented university graduates a promising start to their careers: a traineeship with the pension provider and asset manager that works daily on the income of today, tomorrow and beyond of almost five million Dutch people.


The traineeship at APG starts October 1st, takes two years and consists of four assignments of six months. The assignments are aligned as closely as possible to your qualities, studies and development wishes, and APG's goals. The aim is for you to be completely ready for a permanent position within two years.


To shape your development and career, we enable you to participate in various education and training courses, you are assigned a specific coach for each assignment and coach for the whole of your traineeship. We expect a lot of you, but you're never alone. We build your long-term future together.



How colleagues view our traineeships

The sheer volume of data APG manages boggles the mind.

Stefan Belleflame

Trainee Digital & Data Analytics

Experiencing so many departments helps you discover what suits you best.

Odette Mutsaers

Trainee Investment & portfolio management

Real estate, infrastructure, private equity... it's one big candy store.

Zakaria Driouech

Finance & Risk trainee

I want to be a trusted ally and a sounding board for my trainees.

Nóra Czirják

Team manager for asset risk management and a trainee mentor

If you make it, the pay-off is very big.

Christos Saltapidas

Quant trainee

The traineeship showed me the infrastructure team is my perfect fit.

Lea Sporken

Portfoliomanager Infrastructure

Traineeships in 2022


  • 24th of February - 31st of March: The application period is closed.
  • 9th of May: Matchday at our Amsterdam office.
  • 1th of October: start of the Traineeship.


In 2022, APG offers four traineeships at our business unit Asset Management.

  • Quant: The traineeship for university/Master graduates who want to immerse themselves in the world of long-term and responsible investing with one of the largest pension investors in the world. With your modelling, programming and research skills, you will be welcomed at departments such as Portfolio Management, Trading, Model Validation and Asset Liability Management. For example you are going to run models which can decide about pension cuts or pension indexation. Or you investigate the performance of execution algorithms within the trading desk. After the traineeship you're ready to start as Asset Liability Specialist or quant portfolio manager. 
  • Digital & Data Analytics: Asset Management is an intelligent information company, in which hundreds of millions euros are handled every day. The data AND its professionals are the core pillars. If you want to learn how to turn the data into investment intelligence and explain this to our investors, clients and risk managers, choose the digital & data analytics traineeship. You contribute to creating insights into potential returns, customer information or to the optimization of the information processing itself. After the traineeship you're ready to start as a busdevops engineer in one of our agile valuestreams or as a senior associate in the business operation department of Asset Management or a similar role.
  • Finance & Risk: The traineeship for university/Master graduates who want to get acquainted with the broad field of finance and risk, from enterprise risk to asset or investment risk. For those who do not avoid risks but want to control risks. A selection of the assignments: assessing new investment proposals, assessing valuation models for investment products, setting up a cost price model for a new investment proposition or setting up a digital monitoring tool to assess valuation reports of the real estate portfolio.
  • Investment & Portfolio management: The traineeship for university/Master graduates who want to develop themselves in the field of investment & portfoliomanagement at one of the world’s leading long-term investors. You work alongside investment professionals in asset classes such as Equities, Fixed Income, Credits, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Equity, among others. You could work on researching hydrogen as an investment opportunity in private markets, or developing a framework or digital tool to help portfolio managers manage and monitor climate risks better.

More information about the traineeships?

A flying start to your career

  • Challenging assignments that acknowledge your talent
  • Contribution to APG's goals
  • Various types of education, training and coaching
  • You learn from us and we from you. Continuous learning comes naturally to us.
  • Young APG: your network with other young APG personnel
  • An excellent salary to start your career
  • Terms of employment aimed at flexibility

The selection process

Why does this traineeship suits you best?

Apply online before the 1st of April

Our team considers your application. The 7th of April we'll inform you about the outcome.


We really get to know you. The 20th of April you receive the result.

A (skills) test and video

Are we a great fit?

Match day 9th of May

Final results. The 11th of May you know for sure...

Are you selected?

Welcome, new colleague!

Let's get to work on 1 October

A traineeship at APG is an investment in yourself that will bear fruit the rest of your life.

What can you expect?