Events & Employability
We’re looking for the next generation of creative and curious talent that are ready to develop their skills and make that difference, together. This page is packed with information to excite, inspire and guide you in the early stages of your career journey.
You can sign up to upcoming events, or view ones that you've missed. Meet our people and learn more about the world of banking and life at Deutsche Bank, from behind the scenes. We'll keep you up to date with our application and assessment processes too, so you feel prepared and ready to help shape the future of finance.
Whether you're fresh out of school or already have some experience, you'll find a wealth of information to read, watch and share.
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What is banking?
To an outsider, the world of banking can seem like an enigma. But that’s something we want to change: our animation series explains how the various different products and services fit together and aims to help you identify where your skills could be applied.
unofficial guide to banking Unofficial Guide to Banking
Inside you'll discover what banks do, where you could fit in and how to get a foot in the door. We've deciphered jargon, debunked myths and decrypted info to make the world of banking accessible, once and for all.
A day in the life of …
Working out which area of the bank you want to apply for can be confusing. Now that you’ve read the Unofficial Guide to Banking to better understand how our different business areas operate and what skills you’ll need for these, we asked some of our graduates to explain what they do day-to-day in their different roles. Watch these videos to find out more.
Investment Bank: FIC Sales, Trading & Structuring
Giuliana works in Structuring, Elliott in Trading and Silvia in Sales – together they work with clients to provide a broad range of fixed income and currency (FIC) products and financing solutions. In this video they break down the kind of work you could do early in your investment banking career.
Olivia from Investment Advisory in London and Felisse in the Global Funds Group in Singapore explain the kind of work they did during their rotations as part of the Graduate Programme. In Wealth Management you can expect responsibility early on in your career and exposure to real client work.
Meeting Deutsche Bank employees and hearing how our bank works and what makes us unique is an important part of your research. Stay informed of upcoming Deutsche Bank Early Careers events to supplement what you’ve seen and heard through the Unofficial Guide to Banking and Day in the Life of a Graduate Analyst videos. Unless otherwise indicated, events connected to a specific university are for students of that university only.
Missed some of our previous virtual events? No problem, you can watch a selection of our recent events from around the world. Hear from our recruitment team, recent early career starters and senior leaders.
The Reality: Tech in Banking
The session is designed to give you a realistic and unique insight into what working in financial technology is actually like, what the real disruptors are and how Deutsche Bank is harnessing the latest technology developments. You'll also hear first-hand from Vlad and Toby what the career paths and learning journey could look like for engineers in the bank.
Unofficial Guide to Banking (US) Unofficial Guide to Banking (US)
We don’t think finance should be complicated and at our virtual Unofficial Guide to Banking event, Meghan, Henley, Dave and Monica were there to convey concepts, banking structures and the Early Careers opportunities available in the US to make it easy to digest. Find out how you could use your skills and start where you belong.
Unofficial Guide to Banking (APAC) Unofficial Guide to Banking (APAC)
Deciphered jargon, debunked myths, and decrypted info. During the course of the 1-hour event recording, you'll get to know our wide range of Early Careers opportunities and where you could best apply your skills. From roles in our Investment Bank to our Private Bank, you'll chat to recent joiners, leaders and recruiters about starting your career with us in Asia.
The Reality: Being Black in Banking
In this episode of The Reality Series, Faroghe speaks to Paul and Trevor about their experiences of being black people in the industry. They discuss the challenges around racial diversity in the workplace and what we’re doing to make sure everyone feels like they belong.
Unofficial Guide to Banking (UK) Unofficial Guide to Banking (UK)
Deciding which area of the bank to apply for can be confusing; whether that’s Technology, Investment Banking, Private Banking or something else entirely. Shilpa, Soumya, Joshua and Olivia share their experiences to help you understand your options when it comes to starting your career in the industry.
How to get hired
We’ve pulled together a number of our helpful resources to support you writing your CV, prepare for interviews and start your career with your best foot forward. Our recruiters and employees early in their careers share their advice.
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What can you expect from the recruitment process? Read here to find out more and to help you through the process.
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When is the best time to apply? When will you hear back from our recruitment team? Take a look at this chart which should answer some of these questions.
See these tips from the Early Careers team to help you through the application process.
“Read the job description carefully to make sure that it’s the position you’re truly interested in and want to pursue, and to make sure you fit all the requirements.”
“Give yourself ample time to prepare your CV and application form so that you really personalise and bring out what makes you the best fit for the role you’re applying for.”
“Don’t miss the deadline. Pay attention to the deadline and submit your application before that.”
to writing applications Perfecting your application
Be realistic, relevant and showcase your skills. Our specialist recruiters share their tips for writing applications that stand out.
Recruiters at Deutsche Bank see a lot of applications - so they've got some pretty firm ideas about what good looks like. We asked some of our specialist recruiters what they think anyone looking to get into banking should know about how to make the most of the opportunity that an application offers.
They believe that quality is a far better use of time than quantity. "If you're looking for a new job, particularly early on in your career, it's tempting to cast the net far and wide, and let the quality and relevance of your applications slide accordingly", they warn. "But don't lose sight of your long-term aspirations, and think carefully about how the roles you apply for are going to move you in the right direction."
CV writing skills
How do you explain your story in one page? And how important is a cover letter? Our recruiters from around the world share top tips for writing a winning CV.
“Your CV is one document which is going to talk about your background or your story on your behalf. So, you always want to ask yourself, ‘what is the story that I want my CV to tell?”
“When you’re writing your CV, think about relevance. Choose the experiences that are most relevant to the job you are applying to, and put them down on your CV.”
“Don’t forget about grammar – you want to make sure that you spell-check and that all your grammar is correct.”
“Remember formatting – make sure there is consistency, that everything is aligned, and everything looks uniform.”
“Make sure you’re tailoring your CV and application to Deutsche Bank. Talk about what makes you excited to come to work and what kind of teams you’d like to work in.”
“Talk about events that you’ve been to and people you’ve met that really inspire you, and make you want to work at Deutsche Bank.”
effective communication skills Effective communication skills
Whatever role you take on in a bank, collaborating with others around the world is a core part of our culture. Harnessing your communication skills is key to succeed. Take a look at our tips on how you can get ahead.
Our recruiters from around the world share their best advice, including a helpful podcast from Annie Hopkins, Americas Head of Graduate Recruitment.
“Prior to an interview, don’t forget to do your research. It’s key that you know the position you’re applying for, the division and more importantly, the firm.”
“Make sure that you show you’re a good fit for that opportunity. Show that you’re qualified and show that you want the job!”
“Think about your personal branding – be confident and start the interview with a smile.”
“Make sure you take the opportunity at the end to ask your interviewer questions and get to know them. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn more about the division and what your interviewer does. You never know, you could end up working in their team when you start here.”
make you online brand tell your story Your personal brand
In an increasingly digital world, your online brand can contribute to (or hinder!) your success in starting your career. Read our recruiter tips to help you make the right virtual impression.
Visit our events calendar to see when these skills sessions are being run virtually or at your university campus
Developing a personal brand
We hire our employees based on their unique strengths as individuals. So being able to define and articulate what makes you unique and what you want to be known for in your career is essential - not only to navigate any recruitment process but to be known for these attributes and behaviours in the workplace. This is called your personal brand and this session will help you to identify and articulate yours.
Networking to your advantage
When you enter the workforce, an understanding of the importance of networking in business is critical. Building and maintaining a network will be central to growing your career and you will reap the benefits through learning from others, exploring areas of business, introducing you to others and above all creating opportunities. We are an organisation of over 75,000 people in 55 countries so your opportunities to build your network at Deutsche Bank are endless!
In a workplace where you might be working as part of a global team or spending part of the week working remotely, as many of us do here at Deutsche Bank, self-management is critical. This session aims to help you identify how you act like your own ‘project manager’ for example, how to manage your time and energy, set goals and prioritise to be your most productive all whilst coordinating your own work with that of your team.
Understanding yourself and others
Developing your emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and to demonstrate an awareness of the people around you and their emotions. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people. At Deutsche Bank, interaction with your colleagues and our clients is quite simply the way we do our business. Successful interactions with others, for example, demonstrating an understanding of their pressures, their workloads whilst showing strong listening skills and empathy are examples of emotional intelligence and developing it is essential for success.
Building your influence
No matter what your role, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success. An important part of any working relationship is how you go about getting commitment and buy-in from others to do the things that need to be done. So, how do you motivate colleagues from all levels to support your initiatives and adopt your ideas? How can you become a go-to person that others look to for guidance and expert advice? Building your influencing skills is the bedrock of a successful career.
In the workplace, things do not always go to plan. Failure is inevitable at some point in your career. How we respond to the situation when it arises is all about resilience. How receptive are you to take on feedback, do you actively seek it? and how quickly can you bounce back and learn from your mistakes? Building resilience is a gradual and acquired and strengthened over your career but these building blocks will make you aware of some strategies to start strengthening your resilience.
The creative problem solver
Working at the forefront of the financial sector means that we are often faced with unprecedented challenges and our clients look to us to provide the solutions. In fact most people here will tell you that finding a solution to a problem they've never encountered before is a regular occurrence. That’s why problem solving is a highly valued skill at Deutsche Bank. Understand some useful approaches to creative problem solving in this short introduction.
As the world is changing at a rapid pace our business has to adapt, flex and change on a daily basis. Therefore a key skill to develop for your future career is the ability to deal with change. In the world of work it’s fair to say that change is the only permanence and uncertainty is the only certainty. As you start your career, the ability to remain open-minded about change and to see the opportunity that it presents will create real value for your team and your organisation.
Being a lifelong learner
We developed this taster skills session on Being a lifelong learner as our experience at Deutsche Bank shows that those graduates who consistently show a desire for self-improvement by continuing to challenge themselves, proactively learn new skills and gain feedback, will succeed at work, stand out from the crowd and fulfil their potential.
Working at Deutsche Bank
So you think you want to work with us but are not quite sure what the culture is like? This selection of resources aims to give you a glimpse into life at Deutsche Bank, who we are and what we stand for.
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Here, it’s not just about what you do on a day-to-day basis, it’s about the impact you’ll have. Our people do more thank banking. Click here to read their stories.
Inclusive Culture A more inclusive workplace
We would be nothing without our people. It’s the different perspectives they bring, combined with their everyday brilliance, that drive our business forward and help us make a positive impact the world over. They’re the ones empowering confidence in those around them, inspiring the next generation of leaders and working to create a truly diverse and inclusive culture.
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