Research Graduate Programme 2021
Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. We’re driving growth through our strong client franchise. Against a backdrop of increasing globalization in the world economy, Deutsche Bank is very well-positioned, with significant regional diversification and substantial revenue streams from all the major regions of the world. We serve our clients’ real economic needs in commercial banking, investment banking, private banking and asset management. We are investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritizing long term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. All this means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the chance to shape the future of our clients.
The Deutsche Bank Graduate Programme
From the day you join Deutsche Bank, you’ll be working as part of a global team that is transforming the world of banking. Our development programme offers extensive training, exposure to stimulating projects, and the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide innovative products and services to our clients. You’ll work alongside some of the industry’s top minds and build a valuable network that will support you as you progress in your career. You’ll be given various opportunities to not only have your opinions heard, but also get to make an impact at our company and for our clients. If you have the drive to succeed in the fast-paced financial services industry, Deutsche Bank is an exciting, supportive place for you to begin your career.
About the business division
Deutsche Bank’s Research group offers truly global and industry knowledge. Our comprehensive, in-depth, multi-asset-class research product means we consistently outperform competitors. Our teams deal with a range of functions from asset allocation to economic forecasting and cover all major global industry sectors. Our mission is to deliver high-quality, independent analysis that helps investors understand markets and promotes public debate on economic, fiscal, labour market and social policy issues.
Division specifics about the graduate role
Upon joining the Bank you will begin your learning journey with our global orientation, followed by professional skills training and technical financial training.
During your first year with us you will benefit from a graduate learning journey, comprising both technical and professional skills training, further enhancing your learning experience.
Working on our day-to-day business as well as on special research projects, you will contribute to the development of new ideas for helping our customers achieve their financial goals. The projects you work on will require your analytical skills, an instinct for trends and innovations, and an ability to work independently, although you’ll benefit from intensive mentoring and structured feedback.
From day one, you’ll be exposed to real market issues as you help to explain events in the foreign exchange, credit, rates, or emerging markets. You will also contribute to our research publications and be involved in the creation of investment strategies, tools or models. Your learning curve will be steep, but you’ll have plenty of support and guidance from managers and mentors.
The specific tasks that you deal with will depend on your role within the team. You will be trained by the best, evolve professionally as well as personally, and build a firm foundation upon which to specialise later.
What we look for
We recruit highly intelligent graduates who are ambitious and adaptable. They have degrees in many different disciplines. Even though good levels of numeracy are important for some roles, you won’t necessarily need a formal mathematical or financial background. We have very comprehensive training programmes that will give you all the technical knowledge you’ll need to build a career with us. Above all, we’re looking for entrepreneurial people who thrive best in a diverse culture where innovation and agile thinking abound.
You should not only be passionate about the world of finance, but also show a keen interest in your chosen field. You already have a record of outstanding academic achievement and you’re eager to go on learning at the same intensive rate. So you’ll thrive on working in a highly collaborative environment with some of the best minds in banking.
- Are you passionate about finance with a great affinity for numbers?
- Do you have an interest in business, economics, financial mathematics or engineering, either as part of your degree or extra-curricular activities?
- Do you have experience in the banking industry or have you participated in activities, which showcase your passion towards finance or research?
- Have you worked abroad or had experience dealing with clients and colleagues on a global level?
- Do you have strong writing and presentation skills and are you fluent in English?
- Do you have the ability to take ownership of projects and assignments, at times with more autonomy and little direction?
- Can you work well in a team and inspire others with your ideas?
- Are you either currently in school for an undergraduate degree or have you completed a degree course in the last two years?
- Would you describe yourself as a conscientious, dedicated individual with excellent analytical skills and an ability to work on your own initiative?
Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.