Career start and mobility
Whether you are a recent school leaver, a graduate or well into your professional career, Deutsche Bank supports talent to learn, grow and develop skills further.
More than just a bank
Globally recognized and respected, our business spans 1,572 branches in 58 countries. Encompassing four banking businesses and the vital infrastructure functions that enable them, the potential for your career is huge. Whether you're driving client relationships, digitising our processes or safeguarding the bank's reputation you will experience...
... working alongside some of the most talented minds in the industry.
... complex and challenging projects that have a positive impact across the bank, for our clients and to society as a whole.
... a working environment that encourages change, drives innovation and values individual contribution.
Digital skills will continue to be essential as organizations transform and integrate technologies like artificial intelligence. To keep pace, we are developing our in-house technology expertise by offering interesting career paths and learning opportunities. One great example is our Cloud Engineer Program run in partnership with Google Cloud.
A respected brand
Our ratings on Glassdoor remained consistently above average in 2022 with an overall rating of 3.9 (out of 5).
- Similarly, the percentage of reviewers who would recommend us to a friend is now 78% (vs 77% in 2021)
- 90% (vs 91% in 2021) are supportive of the current leadership
graduates across the globe
Career start: Graduates
Deutsche Bank offers a perfect launchpad to kickstart your career. Joining one of our graduate programmes you will learn new skills, develop your competencies and make lifelong connections.
2022 continued to be a year of change for professionals seeking to start their careers as everyone adapted to post pandemic ways of living and interacting. We are proud of our long-standing commitment and further expansion of our graduate, intern and apprentice programs, which offer a variety of routes into our business. In 2022, our Management Board once again welcomed our graduates across the globe.
Learn more about global internship and graduate programs.
Throughout our graduate recruitment cycle we are continuously improving the level of engagement and outreach to diverse candidates. In 2022, we continued to invest in initiatives and partnerships designed to provide greater access to our opportunities.
We strengthened and expanded our diversity focused work experience and mentoring programs globally such as MONA (Mentoring, Orientation, Network, Advance) in Germany and GROW (Graduate Outreach for Women) in the UK.
Our engagement with Rise (UK) and Develop (US) continued, focusing on Black students as well as the ‘10K Black Heritage’ intern programme.
Moreover, we haver further extended our outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the US and held our first in-person HBCU leadership summit in New York. Additionally, we hosted the ‘Forté Women in Business’ conference at Deutsche Bank for 150 college women interested in learning about banking careers.
Our application masterclass workshops, which provide coaching and support through our selection process, have been positively received and we continue to run the ‘Unofficial Guide to Banking’ and ‘The Reality’ event series, both designed to introduce new and diverse audiences to banking careers virtually and in-person.
We also maintained our focus on social mobility with Advance (UK) and dbAchieve (US).
Career Start: Apprentices
At Deutsche Bank, we offer a variety of Apprenticeships and Dual Study programs for the brands of Deutsche Bank and Postbank. Diverse junior talent can choose from 10 Apprenticeship and 6 Dual Study professions.
In 2022, we hired 485 apprentices for our 16 Apprenticeship and Dual Study professions of Deutsche Bank and Postbank (2021: 530) out of 15,500 who applied. In 2022, 353 of the apprenticeship and dual study graduates decided to start their career with us (2021: 379).
For many consecutive years and once more in 2022, we have been recognised as one of the best companies offering dual vocational training and dual studies in Germany.
The apprenticeships of both brands are aligned to the following three principles:
- Theory: Expertise and theoretical content by vocational schools and renowned partner universities is deepened by structured training of various educational partners.
- Practice: During the practical phase of gaining a broad overview of all relevant topics, we support the learning process with subject-specific training, virtual training modules, and workshops. This ensures a comprehensive transfer of knowledge from theory to practice.
- Responsibility: Personal responsibility and motivation are essential parts of our concept. Apprentices and dual students are encouraged to work independently through vocational training content and to reflect their own behaviour critically and constructively. Early career staff members are given the opportunity to think outside the box in professional or social projects, in workshops or regional exchanges.
apprentices were hired
apprentices and dual study graduates started their career with us
We pride ourselves on the career growth opportunities we can provide our talent. We encourage employees to take advantage of our extensive network to guide their own career plans and choices and we are committed to support roles changes both within and across divisions.
Leveraging internal talent and providing them with access to new opportunities ensures their continued development and enables us to retain institutional knowledge and expertise within Deutsche Bank. In a business world where we are all facing challenges and changes, internal mobility accelerates professional development and fosters our ‘one-bank’ approach. That might be in a different division, in a management position, or even in a new location. Our global reach and network equips our employees with plenty of opportunities to truly guide their own career paths and choices, making Deutsche Bank a place of growth and development of skills.
Take the opportunity to meet our colleagues who have decided to take on new challenges within our organisation.
A range of opportunities
We hire specialized skill sets from across industry sectors and look beyond traditional talent pools.
We want to ensure Deutsche Bank is a place where you can build upon your previous experience and skills.
To bring diverse talent into the bank, we continue to roll-out our skill-based hiring solution. This helps us to identify the best potential and create a more level playing field for all candidates, whilst enhancing the candidate experience.
Technology, Data & Innovation:
Our Technology, Data & Innovation (TDI) function requires a balance of technical expertise, client-focus and collaboration across global teams. In 2022 we continued to build our in-house capabilities, strengthened our expertise, automated processes, reduced complexity, and modernized our IT infrastructure through long-term investments and the use of cloud computing.
In particular, we are building highly skilled teams in Technology hubs across the world in key global centres such as Berlin and Cary. We are building key capabilities in partnership with major technology companies, for example cloud skills in collaboration with Google Cloud.
We also continue to support the careers of our Women in Technology via dedicated training initiatives, networking platforms and showcasing of employees that are making a difference in driving greater gender balance.
In 2022 we continued to build our teams in crucial control functions – protecting the bank and ensuring that our operations are compliant with all necessary regulations and requirements.
Our Anti-Financial Crime function is focussed on continual self-improvement, investing and expanding in order to meet future challenges. Accordingly, we have built further capabilities in Anti-Money Laundering; Sanctions & Embargoes; Anti-Fraud, Bribery & Corruption; Investigations & Intelligence; Monitoring & Screening; and Risk Assessment.
Compliance sits at the heart of our non-financial risk control framework - at the forefront of helping to protect the bank and its clients from Conduct and Regulatory risk. Empowered with cutting edge technologies and strategically aligned to Deutsche Bank group objectives, the function has been growing across Advisory, Surveillance, Risk Assessment, Training, Conduct, E-communications, Voice and Trade Surveillance.