GROW (Graduate Outreach for Women)

Our Insight programmes are aimed towards first-year university students and have been designed to provide an immersive experience and exposure to the world of banking or technology. On each programme, you'll receive guidance and mentorship from our senior managers, build in-depth relationships with Deutsche Bank employees and understand what their day-to-day looks like. Take a look at the programme outline to see if this is the programme for you.

Programme overview

GROW is a five-day programme for first-year students who identify as women which provides an introduction to Deutsche Bank and the different divisions we have within the organisation. The programme is for people who want to learn more about the opportunities available within the banking and finance industry.

During the programme you will be invited to join structured workshops and masterclass sessions delivered by the Recruitment team to help improve your employability skills. These include creating your personal brand, CV and interview preparation including mock interviews, to help you navigate the application and assessment process at Deutsche Bank.

You will learn about the various opportunities we offer across the bank and speak to and learn from senior colleagues and recent graduates through networking sessions and panels. You will also network with fellow students on the programme virtually and in-person through group activities and informative networking events.

GROW is a programme that not only recognises your talent but also rewards it. Outstanding students will be invited to join one of our internship programmes in Summer 2024.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at students who identify as women in their first year of a three-year course, or second year of a four-year course.

We are looking for highly intelligent and driven individuals who have a genuine interest in a career in investment banking who are able to thrive in a diverse, inclusive culture where innovation and agile thinking abound.

We welcome applications from students of all degree disciplines. While you are not expected to have knowledge and experience of banking and finance, your willingness to learn and motivation for this opportunity is key.

How to apply

The GROW programme typically takes place in the spring around the Easter holidays.

Students can apply online and complete an online situational judgement test. Successful applicants will be required to complete inductive reasoning tests, a recorded video interview and finally a telephone interview.

We are currently taking applications for our 2023 programme. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 February 2023.

“The continued growth of our GROW insight programmes is excellent to see. This programme is a key initiative for the bank in terms of supporting more women into the banking and finance industry. We know women are not as well represented in this sector, therefore programmes like this are pivotal in bringing in more diverse perspectives and backgrounds, which are essential to support the bank’s future growth.”

- Nicola Atkinson, UK & Ireland COO