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Spring into Banking

Spring into Banking is a one-week introduction to a career in financial services and with Deutsche Bank that takes place in the Spring. Packed with skills sessions, job shadowing and networking opportunities, it gives you a real flavour of what it takes to succeed in our world, while taking a crucial first step in your career journey.

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Described by one participant as “useful, informative, eye-opening and insightful,” this is a way to fast-track your career in finance and make good contacts in the banking industry.

Your week starts with an introduction to working in banking. Led by expert trainers, you'll learn how financial markets work and get to know more about the way Deutsche Bank operates. You'll meet a variety of people, from analysts and associates right through to senior management – all of whom will help you to build a professional network that will serve you throughout your career.

You’ll be exposed to different areas of the bank, and over a couple of days will have the opportunity to shadow various desks within a division to see what goes on behind the scenes. Described as the most enjoyable and valuable aspect of our programme, there will also be opportunities to practice and develop your soft skills such as networking, presenting and interviewing.

Spring into Banking is a programme that not only recognizes your talent but also rewards it. At the end of the week you will gain early access to the interview process for the Deutsche Bank Internship Programme.

Who Can Apply?

You'll be a first-year student completing a three-year degree or a second-year student completing a four-year degree. All degree disciplines are welcome and we’re looking for candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in working in financial services or have a passion for technology.

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Personal stories – Spring 2015

 

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Helge

CB&S: Corporate Finance

“Regardless of which career path you ultimately take, this is an excellent opportunity to see inside a bank and broaden your knowledge of the workplace.”

What brings you to Deutsche Bank?
I come from Sweden where I’m studying for a BSc in Business and Economics at Stockholm School of Economics. I wanted to gain hands-on experience of the industry and get a better idea of which team I’d most like to work in.

What’s been the most useful aspect of Spring into Banking for you?
Work shadowing was incredibly useful because it allowed me to see for myself what a typical day in the job would be like if I joined as a full-time analyst. But Spring into Banking has also helped me to prioritise different courses at university and to think about what work experience opportunities I need to pursue.

What surprised you about Spring into Banking?
I didn’t realise how much time the people at Deutsche Bank are prepared to invest in their interns. For example, an analyst in the Corporate Finance team spent nearly two hours with me explaining a merger model he had been working on.

Da Bin

CB&S: Corporate Finance

“Spring into Banking was a very well-structured and carefully thought-out programme that confirmed I do indeed want to pursue a career in investment banking.”

What brings you to Deutsche Bank?
I come from Seoul in South Korea and I’m studying for a BSc in Government and Economics at the London School of Economics. I wanted to get an insight into investment banking and to enhance my chances of securing a summer internship.

What have you gained from Spring into Banking?
I now understand much more about the operation of CB&S: Corporate Finance, in particular Equity Capital Markets and related products. It’s been a great professional networking opportunity and I’ve also made new friends among the other interns.

What advice would you offer other students thinking about Spring into Banking?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions – people are much more willing to help than you think! I was genuinely surprised by Deutsche Bank’s commitment and dedication to helping students like me.

Yilin

CB&S: Markets

“The people I met were very diverse. I used to think you had to have certain inborn qualities to work in banking, but now I know that anyone with skills or knowledge to contribute can find a place in such a massive industry with so many divisions and teams.”

What brings you to Deutsche Bank?
I come from Guangzhou, China and I’m studying for a BA in Economics at the University of Cambridge. My course is quite theoretical and I wanted to gain some more practical experience of the market. I heard about Spring into Banking at a campus event and was impressed by just how welcoming Deutsche Bank people were.

What was your best moment during Spring into Banking?
I remember leaving the office at 1830 on the second day of shadowing, feeling energised by knowledge. Some of the chats I had on the economy with the team were better than macroeconomics lectures at Cambridge! It was exciting to see how everything I’d researched for the final presentation and read in the news came together. I stayed there for another half an hour to digest and summarise what I’d learnt.

Tell us something surprising you’ve discovered about Deutsche Bank.
I never knew Deutsche Bank was so committed to enriching its contemporary art collection. For someone who’s been in love with studio art for more than a decade now, this is extra motivation for working hard on getting a place on the graduate programme.

Alexander

Global Transaction Banking

“The divisional shadowing is a great way to understand what working here is really like, especially as we shadowed graduate recruits towards their end of their own rotations. The bank invests a huge amount into developing its young talent.”

What brings you to Deutsche Bank?
London is my home city and I’m studying here at University College London. I’m due to graduate in 2017 with a Masters in Economics and Business with East European Studies. Deutsche Bank’s programmes are regularly promoted on the UCL campus and I saw Spring into Banking as a chance to see inside the banking industry.

Where do you see yourself heading when you graduate?
I was fairly sure I wanted to go into finance and Spring into Banking has banished any doubts. I’m now aiming to join a graduate programme at a top-tier investment bank -- hopefully Deutsche Bank. They offer fantastic opportunities for learning and development. Beyond that, the meritocratic and rewarding environment in banking ensures there are plenty of opportunities for future career progression.

What advice would you offer other students thinking about Spring into Banking?
Give it a try and find out if finance is for you. Spring into Banking is only a week long but it gives you a perfect insight into banking careers. Besides that, it’s great fun and you meet lots of interesting people, so there really is nothing to lose.

Faisal

Group Technology & Operations

“The GTO division has a very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone works hard but they have fun too. This wasn’t something I expected looking from the outside.”

What brings you to Deutsche Bank?
I come from Birmingham, England and I’m studying Mathematics and Physics at the University of Warwick. I wanted to gain a first-hand knowledge of how technology drives a financial institution such as Deutsche Bank.

What have you found most useful about Spring into Banking?
The work shadowing proved to be invaluable. I learnt so much about the culture and the type of work GTO people do on a daily basis. I also found the group activities fun and engaging: they demonstrated banking activities in an interactive and practical way.

Tell us about something that happened during that week that’s changed you.
I now know how to network effectively: a skill I’ll be making good use of in my future career. I put it into practice straight away during work shadowing at Deutsche Bank. Everyone was so friendly and approachable and I’ve taken away many business cards.