Graduate Programme London or Hamburg

Work in agile teams on real business projects. Develop your own technical solutions and be part of the teams that are driving our growth.

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Global Technology Graduate Programme

Our IT teams in London and Hamburg are driving the future of our business. As a major international financial institution, we’re investing in the latest innovations – from agile working to cloud computing and artificial intelligence. And because we develop all our own systems, we’re not restricted by technology, so we can take advantage of any technology to benefit the business.

During your rotations on our 18-month graduate programme, you’ll work on live projects for a range of business teams. It’s a great chance to learn more about the different divisions and their technical needs. You’ll pick up a variety of technical and business skills and enjoy the chance to see the immediate impact of your work. You will either be based in London or in Hamburg.

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Specialisation tracks

Flexibility remains at the core of our programme, that’s why you as the individual possess the autonomy to choose to specialise in an area of our business that best suits you!

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Software Development

You will gain a profound insight into the bank's IT and various applications. You will support the development and architecture of ongoing projects and learn skills that will enable you to work as a full-stack developer in the future.

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Business Analysis

You are the link between the business departments and IT. It is your job to understand banking needs and translate them into IT requirements. You will learn how to coordinate stakeholders, write user stories and bring an idea to a go live ready software.

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Operations Engineering

You will learn how to build and run system architectures on premise in our own data centres or in the cloud. You will support our infrastructure platform and network teams and gain experience in running and scaling high available systems.

The format of the programme

Two-week induction

Your programme starts with a two-week induction that introduces you to the business and our unique technical needs. It’s a great opportunity to learn about what each of the different divisions do and what that means for technology at the bank. It’s also a chance to network with other technology graduates and hear from senior business leaders across the business, including our Head of Global Technology.

As well as introducing you to the business, you’ll also attend a range of IT workshops on a range of topics. These will give you insights into everything from Python and Java programming, to machine learning, full stack development and project management.

Two-week induction

Your rotations

Over 18 months, you’ll experience a series of 12-week rotations. As part of the Orientation Phase, you will work on specific projects in different Global Tech teams. You will try out different roles, from tech consultant and software developer to business analyst.

You’ll also take part in an Innovation Phase – a high level project, working in agile teams with other graduates to develop new software, infrastructure, or technologies to answer a major future business challenge. After the Innovation Phase you will enter the Specialisation Phase which is a 6-month training phase in your chosen area of specialisation, allowing you to identify the team that you would like to join permanently.

The programme’s a great springboard for your technical career in the bank. With support from managers, colleagues, and the early careers team, you can identify where in the business you want to build your career. And we’ll aim to arrange your last rotation in your chosen team.

Your rotations

Professional development

Because we use a variety of different programming languages across the business, each rotation may involve coding in a new language. We’ll give you all the support you need to develop the technical skills required for each project. As well as access to an online coding academy, you’ll be surrounded by experienced people who are always happy to help you out.

So, throughout your programme and beyond, you’ll have extensive development support from managers, colleagues and the Human Resources team.

Professional development

What we look for

We’re excited by the power of technology to shape the bank’s future. That’s why we look for these qualities.

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A passion for technology’s capacity to drive change.

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An interest in business analysis, IT Infrastructure and/or a fundamental understanding of software development.

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Proven programming skills.

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A good academic record in a technical degree discipline.

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Fluency in English is essential for everyone. For trainees based in Hamburg fluency in German is also essential.

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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 graduate 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

Odelia S.
Global Technology Graduate

Berenberg is always thought of as a traditional bank, but I was surprised by how fast-changing it is too. The rotational opportunities I’ve had here have given me a good understanding of the standard of work required to progress in the business. Not to mention the knowledge of technology and investment banking I’ve gained, or the overall understanding of how one affects the other. It has helped me develop new skills I can apply anywhere.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Leon K.
Global Technology Graduate

Joining Berenberg was a great opportunity as a developer. You get to join a relatively small team and start making meaningful contributions from day one. The company is actively modernising all of the technology it’s using, and follows the latest trends in both development and agile methodologies. Plus, Berenberg develops a lot of software for itself and doesn’t outsource to third parties, so I definitely feel like my role has more of a purpose.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Tobi O.
Global Technology Graduate

I’m currently on the Global Technology graduate programme, and so far, what I’ve enjoyed most is working with various stakeholders from different levels throughout the company. Everyone is happy to provide you with help and support when you need it. Questions are always welcome, so I’ve learned a lot about the industry. If you’re looking for somewhere you can learn new skills and actually put them into action, this is the place for you.


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 video interview.

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Video interview

We’ll 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 technology leaders.



If you’re successful, we’ll offer you a place on the Global Technology Graduate 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?

We will reopen applications in autumn/winter 2023 for the 2024 Global Technology Graduate Programme.

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 lasts 18 months and includes a 2-week induction and a number of rotational placements across the business. Each rotation usually lasts 12 weeks.

Do you support visas?

Where we can, we will support visas.

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Are you ready for a graduate technology programme that stretches your technical abilities and boosts your commercial knowledge? In a business that encourages you to put forward your own ideas and bring them to life? Where you’ll have real responsibility, learn new skills and build a rewarding and successful career? Then you’re ready to apply to our Global Technology Graduate 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 program itself, please contact us

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