We have a huge variety of open roles across our business and locations so we are unable to answer all the questions you may have. Specific queries should be directed to your contact in the recruitment team directly but please consult the answers to some of the most common questions about a career with Deutsche Bank here.

Applying to Deutsche Bank

Show content of When I apply, what other documents do you need aside from my CV/Resume?

This varies depending on which region and role you apply for. You will be guided for the appropriate documents through the application system. Please ensure that you upload all documents in one file along with your CV/Resume and cover letter.

Show content of Should I include a cover letter?

Having plenty of detail to support your application is useful to us. A covering letter is a good place to tell us what especially interests you about working for Deutsche Bank, within the division you’re applying to.

Show content of Are there academic grade requirements for eligibility?

We’re looking for people of outstanding academic achievement, but we take a range of factors into consideration, not only a GPA or equivalent. In some countries, a minimum academic level is a requirement. More importantly than pure academic grades, we’re looking for people with the brightest minds, a genuine passion for working in investment banking, and a real interest in Deutsche Bank as a place to develop their career.

Show content of What are the basic skills and qualifications you look for?

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. You’ll also be as motivated and ambitious as we are. Finally, because communication is key to everything we do –all our people need to be fluent in English (and, for some roles, at least one other language). Speaking German is not essential outside of Germany.

Show content of How can I get in touch with you?

We’re very active on social media. Ask us a question on Facebook and we’ll get right back to you. We also attend a wide range of careers events where you can come and meet us face to face. 

Show content of What sort of backgrounds do you look for in your candidates?

We recruit people from a broad range of backgrounds for a wide variety of roles. You won’t necessarily need a financial or mathematical background to work here – although obviously there are some roles where you’ll need to have strong numerical skills. Above all, we’re looking for entrepreneurial people who thrive best in a diverse culture where innovation and agile thinking abound.

Show content of What sort of benefits do you offer?

Take a look at the extensive benefits we offer on our benefits page

Show content of What kind of working culture do you have?

A friendly one. We’re open, approachable and all embracing. We make time to support each other. Asking questions is actively encouraged, and everyone’s happy to make time to answer them. For us, you’re an individual, not a member of the ranks

Show content of I’m interested in working in another country. Will I need to know the local language?

This varies. In some countries, your colleagues and clients will prefer you to speak the local language and have an understanding of the culture


Show content of What’s the most effective way for me to follow up after the interview?

Before you leave, ask your interviewer what the next step is and when you can expect a response. It's a good idea to get contact details and ask if you can call or email. If you haven't heard anything within the stated timeframe, make a follow-up call or send us an email.

Show content of How should I prepare for the interview?

You've secured the interview, reviewed the website and talked to people who already work at Deutsche Bank. So how do you ensure a successful interview? The same way you'd go about doing the job once you're there: with careful preparation, research and attention to detail. The first step in any successful job search is research. Not only do you need to know about the position and division you'll be interviewing for, you also need to know about who we are as a company. You should find out something about our characteristics, some of our history and what differentiates us from the other institutions in our industry. Why? Because, you need to convince your interviewer that you’re the right person for us and for that particular role. It’s as important for you to feel comfortable with us as it is for us to feel comfortable with you. If you haven't done so already, read and understand our annual report. You won't be expected to know all the details, but you should have a general understanding of how we performed last year. Also review what the press has to say about us and keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Show content of What should I expect at the interview?

Be prepared to tell us why you’re right for Deutsche Bank and why Deutsche Bank is right for you. If you’re serious about a career in investment banking, we know that you’ll be talking to a lot of firms. But you should understand how we differ from other financial institutions, and why the division you’re applying to is more suitable for you than another role in the industry. We’ll expect you to demonstrate an understanding of the role you’re applying to and the work you’ll be doing. We’d also like you to tell us why you want to work in the financial services industry as opposed to any other sector.

Technical Support

Show content of I’m having technical issues with my application. What can I do?

Please consult our Troubleshooter Guide in the first instance. If you still have queries please contact us.

Show content of How do I update my application once submitted?

Unfortunately, you can’t make any changes to your application once you’ve submitted it

Show content of Who do I contact to get help with technical difficulties with the application process?

If you’re experiencing technical difficulties with the application process please email hr.direct@db.com.