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We have a huge variety of open roles across our business and locations that are often open at different times. 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 our Early Careers opportunities with Deutsche Bank here.

Finding out more about working at Deutsche Bank

Show content of How do I decide whether a career in Banking is for me - and which area of Deutsche Bank to join?

Do as much research as possible about the industry and about Deutsche Bank, online and off.
Your careers services office may be able to put you in contact with students who’ve worked with us, or with other banks. Your alumni network may also provide useful information. If Deutsche Bank visits your campus, attend presentations and events. You’ll be able to talk to our people and find out more about the Bank and the career opportunities on offer.

Each division of Deutsche Bank offers different opportunities for graduates, depending on your qualifications, skills, areas of expertise, and career aspirations. So you’ll need to research these areas thoroughly before deciding which division you want to apply for. Once you’ve gathered as much information as possible from different sources, both about the industry and Deutsche Bank, and you’re clear on which area would best suit you, you're ready to apply online.

Show content of When should I apply for a programme?

Dates vary by region, but most applications open in September. Keep an eye on our social media but also the ‘search page’ where you can see roles that are currently open.

Show content of When will Deutsche Bank be visiting my university? Where can I find out about upcoming events?

You can visit the events section of this site to find out when we may be visiting your campus. You can also check with your careers services office and local university clubs.

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 What ongoing training curriculum can I expect after the global orientation?

All our graduates benefit from a continuous development program in their first year, which begins after their induction. We’re committed to making sure all our people keep learning throughout their time with us and offer a wide variety of classroom and online learning.


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?

We recruit people from a broad range of backgrounds for a wide variety of roles. You won’t need any relevant work experience nor 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.

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 I have already graduated. Can I apply?

You must have graduated within the last 12 months in order to apply for our graduate programme. If you graduated more than 12 months ago then please consider applying for other direct entry opportunities at Deutsche Bank here.

Show content of Will Deutsche Bank help me obtain a work visa? Does Deutsche Bank sponsor work and travel visas?

Deutsche Bank works in partnership with our immigration providers to sponsor candidates who are eligible for work visas in most countries. As immigration rules vary from country to country, you are responsible for ensuring that you understand the eligibility to work criteria for the country in which you will commence work and complete all the necessary documentation within the appropriate time-frame given to you. Receipt of any relevant work visa is subject to approval by the appropriate authorities. Once you have been successful through Deutsche Bank's recruitment process and hired to start with us, our Immigration providers will reach out to you immediately to commence discussions regarding your immigration status including eligibility to work and appropriate work visa needed. All offers will be contingent on you obtaining proper work authorization.

Show content of Does Deutsche Bank hire PhD candidates? I am graduating from my Masters program and have full time work experience prior. Am I still eligible?

Most of our opportunities require an undergraduate degree. However, there are roles that require a specific skill set or background built up during your PhD or master’s degree. If you’re a master’s graduate, you’ll join the Analyst Training Program. If you’ve gained your PhD, you’ll enter at either Analyst or Associate level, depending on the relevance of your studies to banking and your previous work experience.

Show content of If I am studying abroad or on an exchange program, will Deutsche Bank still consider me for the summer internship interview process?

Yes. It’s all about being proactive. Do your research thoroughly, and apply in plenty of time online. Although you may not have a chance to meet directly with us on campus, everyone has to submit their application online, so the recruitment process is the same for everyone.

Show content of If Deutsche Bank doesn’t visit my campus, will my application still be considered?

Yes. Although we maintain relationships with certain universities where we actively market ourselves, all applications are considered very carefully and reviewed closely via our online application tool.

Show content of Can I join a programme in a country where I don’t currently reside?

We aim to hire and develop people from local talent pools wherever possible. However, there are some exceptions. In some countries, we do accept international applications. For the latest details, check our site regularly, or ask your local Careers Office.

Show content of Can I apply to more than one country? Can I apply to more than one division?

We’d like you to research carefully exactly what division you want to work in, and then apply to just one business in one country. If you’re open to other opportunities, our recruiting team may consider forwarding your application to a different area of Deutsche Bank, depending on how you progress through our selection process, as well as business needs.

Show content of I wasn’t successful in the interview process previously. Can I apply for another position?

This depends very much on why you haven’t been successful. You should bear in mind that the skills and profile required to be successful in one business will be very different to those needed in another. We would like you to be committed to a long-term career in the division you’ve applied for, rather than simply just switching from one programme to another.

Show content of Can I apply to more than one country? Can I apply to more than one division?

We’d like you to research carefully exactly what division you want to work in, and then apply to just one business in one country. If you’re open to other opportunities, our recruiting team may consider forwarding your application to a different area of Deutsche Bank, depending on how you progress through our selection process, as well as business needs.

The recruitment process

Show content of What’s the recruitment process?

Deutsche Bank recruits on-campus for graduate opportunities across the globe. However, we also accept applications from universities where we don’t have a presence on-campus, too.

You can find out more about what the recruitment process involves on our dedicated page here

Show content of How can I track the status of my application?

You can monitor the progress of your application by logging in as a 'Returning Candidate' through our online application tool. When you log in, you have the option to track your application, to view your completed application and to edit personal details. All you need is your username (email address) and password.

Bear in mind that we may be reviewing several thousand applications. In general, we don’t reject candidates until all of the positions are filled and the program is full. This ensures that everyone has the same opportunity, but it may mean you have to wait a little longer for your response if you apply well before the deadline. We hope you understand, why and thank you for your patience.

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

It’s possible for you to upload another resume to replace your old one simply by attaching a new file in its place. However, once you’ve submitted your application you can’t update it. This ensures a transparent and consistent process across all regions and programs. If you find that your un-submitted application does not allow edits, or you experience technical problems, please email to contact the technical support team.

Online assessments

Show content of What do the online assessments involve?

When you enter the online experience site you will find two tiles waiting for you. The first tile provides a more detailed overview of the process and what assessments are required at each stage. To summarise the process involves: Situational Judgment Test, Behavioural Questionnaire and an Ability Test. After which you’ll be asked to do a pre-recorded Video Interview. We recommend reading the information about each stage in the experience platform to help you prepare.

Show content of I need help to complete my online test. Who do I contact to help with reasonable adjustments for any disabilities?

Only the ability test is timed. If you reach this stage, please get in touch with us with an overview of the recommendation you have been given by a educational psychologist/medical professional for how much additional time you should be given. We can then adjust the timing for you.

Show content of Who do I contact for any technical difficulties with my online application or online assessments?

If you’re experiencing technical difficulties with your application or the candidate portal, please email If you lose internet connection while completing the assessments you will be able to return to the assessments at the same point once you regain internet connection. If you are now receiving a message saying you are no longer able to return to the ability assessment this means you have exceeded the number of times you can exit this assessment. You will be asked to contact us with further information about the issues you experienced and we can investigate whether a reset can be provided.

If you have any general queries regarding the application process please contact

Video Interviews

Show content of How should I prepare for the video 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 us 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 Linkedin.

Show content of What should I expect at the video 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 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.

Show content of How does the video interview work?

Full instructions on how to complete the video interview are provided if you get to that stage of the online assessment experience. You will not be required to record your own videos on your own device and upload them, instead the technology we use will record you through the platform. You will have the opportunity to test it first and complete an example question. The video interview is not a live interaction, you will be recorded in your own time and those responses stored for us to review after completion.

Show content of How many attempts will I get to record my responses to the video interview?

After you see each question you will be provided with two minutes to prepare your response. You then have two minutes to record your responses and just have the one attempt. Therefore, we encourage you to ensure you are prepared before beginning your video interview and use the full preparation time available for each question.