The new generation of bankers has arrived and they could not have wished for a better way to begin their careers: over three days in London, around 650 graduates got to experience what awaits them at Deutsche Bank. “It’s going to be you doing the things that you think the bank should do to add to the whole social and economic purpose of Deutsche Bank,” said CEO John Cryan about the bank’s expectations.

Karl von Rohr, Chief Administrative Officer with responsibility for Human Resources, Legal & Governance, welcomed the graduates with similar encouragement: “You should expect an incredibly global and diverse company. We have people from 150 different nationalities. You can expect a steep learning curve and an intellectual challenge. Be curious, agile, courageous; do your best and think positive.”

The current group of trainees is equally diverse: 236 come from the United States, 123 from the Asia-Pacific region and 104 from Germany. Thirty seven percent of this year’s graduates are female. Thirty three percent of the graduates will begin their careers in the IT division and the Chief Operating Office, 26 percent in Corporate Finance, 16 percent in Global Markets and 6 percent in the Private & Commercial Bank.

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