International Finance Trainee Program

Are you a recent graduate looking to develop expertise in modern financial management methods? In our International Finance Trainee Program, you'll rotate through several locations, working on interesting and challenging projects in cross-functional environments. You'll collaborate closely with the Finance leadership team. Upon completion of the program, you'll take on a permanent role within our Finance team.

Recruiting starts in February 2024, with a preferred start date in October 2024. 
If you have any questions about the program, please contact
Our 18—24 month international program is designed to fit your personal interests by providing you with the opportunity to select rotations in 3—4 departments within Finance (Corporate Controlling, Business Controlling, Accounting & Tax, Global Treasury) and related functions (Investor Relations, Global Auditing, Digital Business Solutions, Procurement).

You'll gain experience in both day-to-day business and project work, as well as managing your own independent projects. We'll support you with intensive on-the-job training, mentoring by an experienced senior manager, coaching and training opportunities.
  • Individualized rotation plan including international assignments
    • Program duration: 18—24 months
    • Number and lengths of rotations: Based on your individual preferences you  will be able to select up to four rotations in finance and related functions, each rotation lasting 4—6 months
    • Home base: Our European operational headquarters in Hilden, Germany (Greater Dusseldorf area)
    • International rotations: Typically second and/or third rotations will be spent in one of our overseas locations in the U.S., Poland or the Philippines helping you to better understand interrelations between our different locations and to build a network within our global organization. We provide assistance with finding accommodations and making travel arrangements. Costs for your stays abroad are covered by the program.
  • Learning & development opportunities

    As a participant in the program, you'll benefit from:

    • Onboarding supported by a knowledgeable Buddy Partner
    • Intensive on-the-job training
    • Mentoring by an experienced senior manager
    • Career coaching session
    • Access to diverse training modules through our QIALearn Learning Platform
    • Participation in an interdisciplinary project with other Graduate Program Participants
  • Rewards & benefits

    As a participant in the program you'll have access to:

    • A competitive salary
    • Flexible working hours and mobile working opportunities
    • Company pension scheme
    • Capital-forming benefits
    • Onsite canteen and coffee bar
    • Onsite gym facilities and fitness courses
    • Free parking
    • An employee assistance program providing 24/7 expert support for both everyday issues and serious difficulties, free of charge
    • Volunteering Day (opportunity to take one day off per year to engage in a volunteering activity of your choice)
    • Global career opportunities after program completion
  • Permanent contract
    • You'll have a permanent contract from day one
    • The graduate program prepares you for your future deployment at QIAGEN
    • After program completion, you'll take up a Finance position in our European operational headquarters in Hilden, Germany
  • Individualized rotation plan including international assignments
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Rewards & benefits
  • Permanent contract
You'll need to be fluent in English with a Master’s degree and a confirmed interest in pursuing a career in Finance. We're also looking for you to have:
  • Some prior relevant professional experience from internships or similar
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Evidence of experience running multiple complex tasks concurrently
  • Self motivation and resilience
Roland Sackers
“We are looking for and investing in the next generation of transformational leaders in Finance. We provide an environment where you’ll learn and develop, and make a real impact in people’s lives.”
Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
Watch our Finance Trainee Program graduates discuss:
  • Why they applied
  • What they liked best
  • What their experiences have been like as a QIAGEN employee
Watch one of our program alumna reflect on her experiences during the program and how they shaped the choice of her current role.