I was lucky; I had a friend who was a graduate at Deutsche Bank the year before me. I asked her and she said it’s a brilliant program; you’re supported throughout, you get to go to different locations and work in all different areas of the bank. So I applied.
The training in London was brilliant, we had a great time. At the beginning there was training about the Deutsche Bank products, departments etc. then it became more specific to what you will be doing. It was a nice buffer; I think if I had walked straight out of college into the bank it would have been a different story. I felt so much more prepared. It’s also great for building your network, so you know people here when you start.
We also had another week of training in Frankfurt half way through the graduate program, and I’ve been on about ten additional days of training that are held by the bank. The training days, for me, haven’t necessarily been about technology, but also about how the bank works. Anything you want to do is encouraged. When you set your objectives at the beginning of the year you can outline which training you’d like to do. There are also meet and greets with senior people throughout the year to improve your knowledge of what’s happening in other areas of the bank.