Dual Study Programme

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

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Berenberg's Dual Study Programme

Based in Hamburg.

This three-year dual study programme is excellent preparation for life in the professional world. You will gain valuable practical experience on a series of rotations across the bank, in teams such as Human Resources, Client Administration, Transaction Services, Risk Controlling, Financial Markets and Chief Operating Office, while studying for a business administration degree at the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA).

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How the programme works

Our dual study programme enables you to study for a bachelor’s degree, while gaining practical experience of working at a major European bank.

You build your knowledge and skills working in a variety of different business teams and contributing to live projects. This gives you an excellent opportunity to experience different parts of our business and identify the area where you want to build your career at Berenberg. It also enables you to build a valuable network of contacts across our business, as you will be working with, and learning from, people at all levels.

Naturally, as well as financial support with your degree, we will also give you all the personal support you need to be successful. 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.

What we look for

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You will be an A-level student studying for a university degree.

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Wants to gain practical experience of an exciting, fast-paced work environment

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A genuine interest in working in a large, rapidly changing business.

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Will enjoy the opportunity to build your knowledge in a range of different teams.

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Self-motivated, with the ability to plan and structure your time.

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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 dual study programme, 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
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Meet one of our early careers talents

Eike S.
Dual Student

The thing that made me take the step and join Berenberg was how balanced the program is. I spent three months in the University acquiring theoretical knowledge, then another three months taking on a variety of assignments in different departments of the bank. My focus is on Banking Operations, so I get experience in any department related to that. It allows me to have an especially broad view of the bank, which will help me a lot in the future.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Julius V.
Former Dual Student

I knew almost nothing about Berenberg before I applied, but it was exactly what I was looking for. The programme structure allowed me to work with a wide range of different departments, including Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Asset Management. So, as well as learning about finance, banking, and Berenberg as an organisation, I was also able to advance my interpersonal skills. The friendly and open work culture has been great for helping me figure out where my strengths are.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Finja W.
Dual Student

There’s a great sense of community here. All the staff and managers are all really helpful, and it’s great that there are some after work meetings und lunches where you can meet all other students and interns. The department heads put themselves on an equal footing with you, so you’re free to put your ideas forward and talk about anything that’s on your mind. Plus, the fact that we change departments so frequently helps me to develop lots of different skills and gain a better understanding of the company.


Our recruitment process

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Online application

Apply online, including your CV.

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CV review

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

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Telephone interview

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

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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 Dual Study Programme 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?

Unfortunately, not. 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 programme?

The programme in cooperation with the HSBA (Hamburg School of Business Administration) lasts three years and includes an induction time and several rotational placements across the business.

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Are you ready for our dual study programme that will encourage your abilities? In a business that listens to your opinions and gives you real responsibility? Where you’ll discover new opportunities, learn new skills and build a successful career? Then you’re ready to apply to our dual study programme.

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

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Contact the team

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

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