We heard from some of our top graduates and insight students to find out about their experiences at Berenberg.
We are always proud to welcome a diverse range of graduates to Berenberg, our cohorts of different nationalities, languages and degree backgrounds. Here is what some of them have to say about our company…
Samantha Darbyshire, 2019 Graduate
“I’ve really enjoyed the rotational aspect of the programme; it’s given me the chance to have a go at different things, while enabling me to see how teams across the bank work together. Talking to people across the different teams has also helped me to broaden my knowledge of different sectors and helped me figure out which areas interest me the most"
Niels Fritze, 2019 Graduate
“There’s a real sense of camaraderie at all levels among the teams, as eve the most junior members are offered the opportunity to work with some of the best people in the industry who are genuinely invested in the next generation”
What to expect
International Graduate Programme
This 15-month rotational programme offers significant business exposure, training and international opportunities. It has been expertly designed to provide you with the skill set required to succeed.
“The programme provided me with the unique opportunity to rotate across the entire bank from the sales floor over various equity research teams all the way to portfolio management. Working across the entire value chain in sell-side and buy-side divisions has enabled an invaluable understanding of the investment industry. From the first day on I have been truly amazed by the degree of responsibility I have been given, while I always felt like a respected member of a dynamic, motivated and incredible happy family. Furthermore, the training, exposure to senior management and the mentoring during the programme are outstanding” - Fabian Weinstock
International Graduate Programme (Wealth and Asset Management Specialisation)
This comprehensive 15-month rotational programme offers significant business exposure through international rotations, across the entire Wealth and Asset Management division. You’ll be equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills required for a successful career.
“My first impression of Berenberg was at a career fair. The unique Wealth & Asset Management programme immediately caught my attention, to which I applied that day. One of the main benefits of this program is the opportunity to learn many different facets of Wealth & Asset Management throughout the tenure. This vast expansion of knowledge within the company makes it easy to find a long-term fit on both sides” - Isabell Silverio
“The WAM specialisation has given me a combination of international exposure and relationship building opportunities whilst at the same time, enabled me to focus on the areas I am most passionate about. Not only does the programme equip me with the capabilities to become a subject matter expert, but also showed me that understanding people and linkages across the entirety of the financial industry is a crucial factor of success” - Manual Hochsam
European Equities Summer Internship Programme – Equity research
This exciting 8-week programme will see you working alongside senior members of the research teams, gaining insight into their roles.
“On arrival, I found that I was surrounded by people who were not only passionate about what they do but eager to inspire the next generation. The diverse and collaborative atmosphere stuck out to me specifically – it’s an inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to take initiative to learn, especially from their peers as well as more senior individuals, who truly are the best at what they do. During my time, I was given a range of responsibilities such as modelling in Excel, pitching stocks and meeting various people from different departments. These tasks provided me with valuable hands-on experience and a well-rounded perspective of how Berenberg operated” - Annita Ramanen
European Equities Summer Internship Programme – Equity sales
Throughout this 8-week programme, you will work alongside senior members of both sales and sales trading teams, gaining invaluable insight into their roles.
“I am part of a vibrant and dynamic sales desk where you will have the opportunity to gain insights into markets, build relationships and interact with different sides of the business. This is an environment which suits those with entrepreneurial skills and who are keen to take initiative. Very early on, I had the opportunity to take ownership of relevant client relationships for the business. From the start, you build a support network across senior members of the desk, which helps you develop insights into equity stories. A positive attitude to learning and getting out of your comfort zone are key for the day-to-day withing the job” - Marta de Soussa Fialho
Sales Insight Week
This programme offer you the opportunity to deep dive into Equity Sales. You’ll have the chance to network with industry experts and gain insight into the culture at Berenberg.
“I really admired the positive energy and passion of employees at Berenberg, reflecting their amazing culture. My highlight of the programme was speaking to employees and building relationships over the course of five day. I felt extremely supported and welcomed – everyone genuinely wants you to succeed and learn The stock pitch project was also an exciting learning curve, which gave me practical insight into Equity Sales. Attending the morning briefings was the best way to learn about research, pitching and many exciting companies, some of which I had never heard of. Overll, I really enjoyed my time at Berenberg gaining an in-depth understanding of sales while gaining exposure to many other interesting roles” - Armita Merrikhi
If you’re interested in learning more about the firm and current opportunities, check out Berenberg’s profile.