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You live in Germany with a granted refugee status? You are planning to study or are currently studying economics or IT here? Perhaps you have even successfully done so in your home country, are highly interested in the financial sector and would like to expand your network amongst your peers and financial experts? Then have a closer look at our Banking Introductory Programme for Refugees.

In four short sessions you can learn all about Germany’s working environment. You can gain interesting insights into the financial industry in general and Deutsche Bank in particular. And, last but not least, benefit from the personal career advice and find out how to start a professional career in Germany – perhaps even at Deutsche Bank as intern or trainee.


“We welcome you in Germany and offer you the opportunity to learn more about Germany’s working environment and, of course, about Deutsche Bank. Our goal is to support you to unleash your potential. Take the chance to share your broad experience and your ideas with our people. Discover with us a career to look forward to.”

Karl von Rohr Member of the Management Board

What it’s all about

Our Banking Introductory Programme for Refugees consists of four continuous sessions. Each session takes two days and ends with compulsory homework for the next meeting.

Session 1:
Working in Germany

  • Getting to know each other
  • Introduction to Germany’s culture and values
  • Insights into the professional life in Germany
  • Corporate culture from a Deutsche Bank perspective

Session 2:
The financial sector

  • Introduction to financial sector in general and Deutsche Bank in particular
  • Focus on macroeconomic setting:
    • Free market economy
    • European Union
    • European Monetary Union

Session 3:
A bank’s portfolio

  • Deep dive into the portfolio of a bank using the example of Deutsche Bank
    • Private & Commercial Clients
    • Transaction Banking
    • Asset Management
    • Mergers & Acquisitions

Session 4:
Starting a career in Germany

  • Starting a professional career in Germany
  • Focus on:
    • Personal strengths and skills
    • Revision of curriculum vitae and interview preparation
    • Degree programmes and part time work
    • Starting a career at Deutsche Bank as intern or trainee

Timeline and important facts

The programme will be held in Frankfurt and Deutsche Bank will pay for your trip and accommodation during your stay in Frankfurt.

Deadline for application:
February 2, 2018.

Please make sure, that you can attend all sessions.

A further programme will be offered in October 2018.

Session 1:

April 5 – April 6, 2018

Session 2:

April 12 – April 13, 2018

Session 3:

April 19 – April 20, 2018

Session 4:

April 26 – April 27, 2018

“Of course we’re all different, but we share the same values: openness, communication and collaboration. 150 nationalities work for Deutsche Bank in more than 65 countries. Hence, diversity is at the core of our culture, and we support an inclusive and respectful work environment. Wherever you are in our world, your voice will be heard.”

Gernot Sendowski Global Diversity & Inclusion

Our Banking Introductory Programme for Refugees is only one of our activities to build bridges and successfully integrate those who have risked everything in search of safety.

Read more

How to Apply

Your application

To ensure a smooth on-boarding process, all applicants must submit an application to Deutsche Bank through our online application system. So please make sure you complete our online application form fully and thoroughly.

This includes a cover letter, in which you explain why you are interested in our programme, what drives you and makes you unique. Your curriculum vitae should focus on your school and professional career, your studies and language skills.

We suggest uploading the papers in three separate documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reports and certificates if available in one document

Each document should not exceed 4 MB.

If you experience any difficulties with the application system please consult our hotline 0800 3331115 (call free).

What we require from you

We are looking for you if …

  • you live in Germany with a granted refugee status or are currently in such a process
  • you are currently studying or are planning to study economics or IT in Germany or you can prove having studied these subjects in your home country and that you want to proceed here
  • you have very good English language skills (at least B2). A good command of the German language would be an asset.

Your assessment

If these requirements are fulfilled, we would like to get to know you in depth by means of an interview. We will focus on your skills and past experience and give you the opportunity to understand how Deutsche Bank could progress your career.

At the end of the interview process, you should ask what the next steps will be and when you can expect a response. It’s a good idea to take contact details and ask whether you can call or email if you haven’t received a decision within the agreed timeframe.

Your profile checklist

  • Granted refugee status in Germany
  • Future student of economics or IT
  • Interest in the financial sector
  • Very good English language skills (at least B2)
  • A good command of the German language
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
Are you interested?
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