• Programme Eligibility

Application information

Considerations before you apply

We are constantly looking for the best junior talent to build and evolve our global banking business. We welcome applications from all backgrounds but there are some key eligibility criteria to consider before you apply. These criteria are consistently applied across global locations but where mentioned in the information below it may be worth seeking more specific guidance in some instances.

Academic background

We recruit people from a broad range of backgrounds for a wide variety of roles. You won’t 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.

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 global banking, and a real interest in Deutsche Bank as a place to develop their career.

Skills and qualifications

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.

Further study

Most of our opportunities are focussed on those with an undergraduate degree or an MBA. 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.

Overseas students/Exchange programmes

If you are studying overseas or you are part of an exchange programme you are still able to apply for our programmes. 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 all.

Country of origin

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.