Graduate Programme

Global Graduate Programme

Ongoing Professional and Technical Skills Training

On-the-job learning

Buddy and Mentor

Wellbeing Programme

About the Programme

Our Graduate Programme is a 12-month continuous learning journey that is the perfect start to your career in finance. We offer 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 develop new skills whilst working alongside some of the industry’s top minds and build a valuable network that will support you as you progress in your career.

Read the Unofficial Guide to Banking to better understand how our different business areas operate and what skills you’ll need for these.

What we offer

When you accept an offer with us, you will be provided with access to our Graduate App, which will provide you with all of the information you need ahead of your start date. It will also give you with the opportunity to start establishing your network with your future colleagues. Your training programme will commence in July and will begin with Global Graduate Orientation, where you will learn more about the vision, strategy, values and culture of Deutsche Bank. Our Management Board and senior leaders will also share their insights and experiences in a number of interactive sessions. Alongside this, you will benefit from building your global network and getting to know your peers from around the world. Following this, you will be introduced to your 12-month Professional Skills continuous learning journey, which will provide you with an introduction to the key skills required to succeed in your career and support your transition into the world of work.

“There was a complete focus on my learning. I was appointed a mentor before I even started, and I helped with real client requests. I was never doing work for the sake of it – I was taken seriously, even as an intern.” Tina - Graduate Analyst

Our divisional specific technical training will equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills to build a long-term career with us. The development of your existing skills and the introduction to new ones will begin before you join us and will continue throughout your 12-month programme, ensuring your learning is supported from the offset.

Your Wellbeing is our priority and the specific purpose of our Graduate Wellbeing Programme is to raise awareness of mental and physical health and wellness topics and provide you with the tools and methods to reduce stress and anxiety in and outside the workplace.

Throughout the graduate programme, you will be supported by a dedicated Mentor and Buddy whilst you work alongside, and learn from, exceptionally talented colleagues in a friendly and supportive culture. It's a combination that will equip you to make a great start to your career at Deutsche Bank.

Who can apply? (Eligibility)

We look for more than just excellent academic achievement. There are a number of important attributes we measure through our assessment process, such as key behavioural skills related to working with people and tasks, as well as your core values and motivation. What’s more, you’re passionate about building a career in global banking, and have a deep interest in your chosen field.

Understanding these different attributes helps us not only build a better picture of you but also enables you to gain more of a feel for the role and how well it matches your preferred ways of working.

We accept applications from any degree discipline but to apply for our Graduate Programmes you must either be in the final year of your studies or have graduated within the last 12 months (with the exception of our Graduate Programme in Bucharest, Romania).

Our graduate programmes generally open between July and September each year. Please be advised that we recruit on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly advised.

Which divisions offer this programme:

We offer our graduate programme in a range of different divisions across our business and you will need to decide before applying, which division interests you the most. We have created a useful guide to help you understand where your career in banking may lie.

In 2023, we will offer our Graduate programme in the following divisions (these vary by location):

Investment Bank: Corporate Finance, Fixed Income and Currencies (Sales, Trading, Structuring & Research), Company Research, Risk Management Solutions

Commercial Real Estate

Corporate Bank

International Private Bank

Infrastructure: Chief Administration Office, Finance, Group Audit, Human Resources, Risk

DWS: For DWS programmes please click here.

Use the role search tool to see what currently available.

Find out for yourself

Watch last year's virtual Global Orientation highlights video for a sneak preview of what our 2021 graduates experienced when they first joined us.

Read about Tina’s experience and find out about the real work and responsibility she was given right away here.

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