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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Edward L.
Dual Student

The most thrilling aspect about this dual study programme must be the correlation of theoretical and applied knowledge. After finishing my bachelor’s degree, I will not only have learned about economics and finance, but I also will have gained a great deal of experience due to working with a variety of teams and departments within these three years. Berenberg’s socially open and friendly culture is making it very easy to join each new department. Dual students are guided by experienced colleagues, who help us take responsibility very early on and perform tasks, which add actual value to the bank.

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Jolina H.
Dual Student

Berenberg's dual study programme in Hamburg has been instrumental in shaping my understanding of banking operations and expanding my professional network. While learning all the theoretical aspects at the HSBA, the welcoming atmosphere and hands-on approach at Berenberg have provided me with valuable insights and practical experience, setting me up for success in the finance industry. I'm grateful for the opportunity and excited about the prospects it holds for my future career.

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Sitkha T.
Dual Student

I feel like there is nothing comparable to Berenberg’s dual study programme when it comes to achieving a holistic start into the banking and finance world. Not only do we get to learn about the most recent theoretical and scientific insight into economics, finance and global trends at University, we also get to apply said knowledge during the practical half of the semester at Berenberg and create value for the departments we’re rotating through. This also presents the most welcoming surprise I have had at Berenberg so far. If you’re willing to put in the effort to reach your fullest potential, you will instantly feel the positive impact you’re having on the team and those around you will mirror that.

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Finnegan W.
Dual Student

I chose the dual study program at Berenberg because it offers me the best way to develop my business knowledge and my interest in banking. In this context, I not only like the diverse design of the dual study program, which allows me to develop my skills in different areas of Berenberg, but I also appreciate the great work environment that I have gotten to know during my time here. I am grateful for the invaluable support, mentoring and opportunies during my time at Berenberg.

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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.

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Ferdinand S.
Dual Student

With Berenberg I associate expertise in finance and banking operations. After starting my dual study programme in Hamburg, this perception was immediately confirmed. I had the opportunity to get to know smart, open-minded colleagues who shared valuable knowledge with me. As I acquire the theoretical foundations at HSBA, I have the privilege of applying my knowledge directly within the dynamic environment of Berenberg. I am convinced that the values we are taught at Berenberg will not only benefit my thinking, but also my professional development in the long term. I am looking forward to continuing my journey here and I am excited to see which department I will eventually end up in.

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Tom K.
Dual Student

At Berenberg, I have experienced a very personal and appreciative atmosphere. This is consistently reaffirmed in all teams. I am very proud to be a part of the dual study program, and I truly enjoy it. Through the program, I gain a comprehensive insight into the various departments and processes of the bank. This helps me to deepen my interests and therefore make the right decision for my professional future.

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Eike S.
Dual Student

The thing that made me take the step and join Berenberg was how balanced the programme 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.


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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