As a school leaver, you will find outstanding opportunities at Berenberg to lay a first-class foundation for a successful career. As an apprentice, you will gather a wide range of impressions and gain a valuable overview.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Apprenticeship Introduction Image.jpg

Build your practical IT skills

If you are a school-leaver, our three-year technology apprenticeships offer excellent opportunities to build your practical IT skills in system integration or application development. You will experience different rotations across our Global Technology teams, while gaining valuable theoretical knowledge at vocational school.

Apply now
Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Apprenticeship Introduction Image.jpg
Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Application Development Apprenticeship Image.jpg

Application Development Apprenticeship

Based in Hamburg.

Our IT professionals work in an agile way to develop the high-performance IT systems that drive our business. On your apprenticeship, after an initial induction time, you will experience a series of business rotations in cross-functional teams, giving you an opportunity to learn the different phases of software development. Your rotations will alternate with periods of study at a vocational school, so on completion of the programme, you will have gained an impressive combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

At the end of your programme, we will aim to offer you a permanent role in the bank. We will also continue to ensure you have opportunities to further develop your technical and personal skills.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - System Integration Apprenticeship Image.jpg

System Integration Apprenticeship

Based in Hamburg.

By working collaboratively, in an agile way, our systems integration teams ensure our business has the technology it needs to keep moving forward. On this programme, you will begin with an intensive induction time, followed by a series of three-month rotations, alternating with periods of study at a vocational school.

On your rotations, you will work in cross-functional teams and learn about our system architecture, hardware, operating systems and networks. You will also build your practical skills, supporting a variety of information and telecoms systems projects. You could gain experience in systems engineering, Windows networks and infrastructure, UNIX, database administration or the data centre.

We always aim to offer you a permanent role in the bank at the end of your programme. This means, you would join one of our system integration teams. We will also continue to ensure you have opportunities to further develop your technical and personal skills.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - System Integration Apprenticeship Image.jpg
Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Working student - How it works.jpg

What we look for

If you are finishing school and want to gain practical IT experience, our apprenticeship gives you an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in a paid job.

You will need to be able to show us that you have a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for IT. You may have developed your own web pages, done some programming or built your own laptop in your spare time.

As well as a good technical understanding, you will also need the ability to deal with a variety of different people at all levels in our business. Ideally, you will also have a knowledge of English, although we will offer you English lessons.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Webseite - What we offer you Image.png

What we offer you

At Berenberg, we recognise that our people are a huge part of our success. This is why we invest in our employees by providing a supportive working environment and lots of opportunity for development and growth. As part of your apprenticeship, we offer an attractive benefits package. You can find out more about the general rewards and benefits available through Berenberg on our ‘What we offer you’ page.

More about what we offer
Berenberg Jobs - Careers Webseite - What we offer you Image.png
Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Christoph S Image.jpg

Meet one of our early careers talents

Christoph S.
Former Application Development Apprentice

Before I started my apprenticeship at Berenberg, I knew the bank had a good reputation in the financial sector and there are very good career opportunities. I have been impressed with the team spirit and the friendliness and willingness to help from my colleagues. I learned a great deal about the bank's business, and I was also able to personally participate in projects and suggest improvements. I've gained a lot of experience.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Bjarne H Image.jpg

Meet one of our early careers talents

Bjarne H.
System Integration Apprentice

I didn’t have any previous office experience before joining Berenberg, so I was worried that it would be a very monotonous experience. However, the energy you feel in the teams is really encouraging and the atmosphere is great. It’s clear that Berenberg cares for apprentices and makes sure we’re always learning, which is important as it allows us a wide range of possible career paths. You can’t take that for granted with a lot of other companies.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Pavel B Image.jpg

Meet one of our early careers talents

Pawel B.
Former System Integration Apprentice

The opportunity to rotate through the various IT departments at Berenberg suits me very well. I’d like to work at the bank after my apprenticeship, but I’m not sure where in the IT yet. Thanks to my programme, I can get to know the various departments better, as well as the business as a whole. The employees here are all really welcoming and friendly, so you’ll fit in quickly. They’re amazingly helpful too, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Berenberg Jobs - Careers Website - Niklas R Image.jpg

Meet one of our early careers talents

Niklas R.
Application Development Apprentice

There are a wide range of possibilities and opportunities at Berenberg. I was surprised at how much freedom I was given to choose between departments and even programming languages so soon after joining. There are many different areas of the company, and the programme allows you to try them all to find your best fit. It’s definitely a good start into the world of IT, as well as the world of banking and Berenberg as a company.


Our recruitment process

Online Application.png

Online application

Apply online, including your CV.

CV Sift.png

CV review

Our recruitment team will review your CV and may invite you for a phone interview.

Online Interview.png

Telephone interview

We will talk through your application to find out more about you and what attracted you to Berenberg.

berenberg_icons_500x500_assessment centre_orange.png

Assessment centre

Involving a series of individual and group tasks, and interviews with senior leaders.



If you are successful, we will offer you a place on the specific apprenticeship and call you to talk you through the details.

Frequently asked questions

While we've tried to answer all the questions that you may have about a career at Berenberg. We're sure to have missed a couple. That said, here are a few answers to the most common questions that our resourcing team are asked.

And remember if the answer isn't here you can always contact the team.

What is the application deadline?

If you are interested, please apply the earlier the better. Once we have filled all positions, the application process will be closed.

Can I apply by email?

No, we can only accept applications through our online recruitment system.

When will you be holding assessment centres?

We’ll hold assessment centres on a rolling basis.

How long is the apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship lasts three years and includes an induction time and several rotational placements across the Global Technology teams.

Apply now

Are you ready for an apprenticeship in our Global Technology world that will encourage your abilities? Where you’ll discover new opportunities, learn new skills and build a successful career? Then you’re ready to apply to our apprenticeship.

Apply now through our online recruitment system, including your CV.

Apply now

Contact our team

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or the programme itself, please contact us.

Contact the team