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 get 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 below to see if this is the one for you.

Programme overview

Rise is a five-day programme aimed towards students of Black heritage to provide an introduction to Deutsche Bank and the different divisions we have within the organisation. This programme is for people who are looking to learn more about the opportunities for students within the banking and finance industry.

During the programme you will be invited to participate in structured workshops/masterclass sessions delivered by the Recruitment team to help you improve your employability skills. We also provide opportunities for you to speak to and learn from senior colleagues and recent graduates through networking sessions and panel discussions.

You will learn about the various opportunities we offer across the bank and develop career skills including 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 network with fellow students on the programme virtually and in-person through group activities and informative networking events.

Outstanding students on the Rise programme will be eligible to apply for our Summer Internship programme for the following year.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at students of Black heritage in their first year of university.

We are looking for highly intelligent and driven individuals who have a genuine interest in a career in investment banking and are to thrive in a diverse and 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 Rise programme typically takes place in the Spring, around the Easter holidays. We are currently taking applications for our 2023 programme. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 February 2023.

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

“Deutsche Bank is committed to supporting underrepresented minorities into careers in banking and finance. The Rise Insight Programme provides first-year university students of Black heritage with the opportunity to learn more about careers within the bank, as well as providing employability workshops and mentoring relationships. This programme is essential to bringing more diverse talent into the bank, helping us continually drive growth.”

- Tiina Lee, Chief Executive Officer, UKI