Graduate Programme in Frankfurt and Hamburg

Explore every area of our Wealth and Asset Management and Corporate Banking business. Learn on the job. Make your own decisions and even share ideas with senior leaders.

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Wealth and Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate Programme

At Berenberg, we are one bank, working together to be the best we can be for each other and our clients. So, when you choose to join our Wealth & Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate Programme, you will enjoy rotations through every part of our business. As well as eight-week rotations in our Wealth Management & Asset Management divisions and in our Corporate Banking teams, you can also choose rotations in different parts of the Berenberg business, based in for example Frankfurt, Dusseldorf or Hamburg.

It is a great way to learn how the different divisions work together and discover where you’d like to take your career. On each rotation you will be a key member of the team, putting forward ideas, contributing to live projects and picking up a broad range of valuable skills. So, at the end of your 15-month programme, you will be all set to for your first permanent role.

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Experience the following rotations

During the programme, you will be able to try out different rotations in order to find out where your talent lies.

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Wealth Management

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Family Office & Family-Owned Business

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Portfolio Management Equities

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Multi Asset

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Structured Finance

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Infrastructure & Energy

The format of the programme

Three-week induction

Your programme starts with a three-week induction that introduces you to the business and our unique approach to banking. It is a great opportunity to get to know the other graduates on the programme, come face-to-face with senior business leaders and build a valuable network of contacts across the bank.

With a series of training workshops in everything from Excel to Financial Modelling, teamwork and presentation skills, you will also start to develop the core skills that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.

Three-week induction

Your rotations

Over 15 months, you will experience a series of rotations across different parts of our business, including core rotations in our Wealth & Asset Management divisions as well as in our Corporate Banking teams. You will also have the chance to choose other rotations in different parts of our business. As an active member of each team you join, you will enjoy the opportunity to voice your opinions, contribute to real projects and genuinely make your mark.

You won’t just gain knowledge and skills. The rotations will open your eyes to all the available career possibilities for the time after the graduate programme. Senior managers will support you at every stage, offering constructive feedback and planning your next rotation, based on your career aspirations. Then, towards the end of the programme, we will sit down with you to mutually decide on the right career direction for you.

Your rotations

Professional development

We believe that the best way to develop your talents is to get hands-on and do things. That is why we incentivise our managers to involve graduates in high level, high impact, high profile work. So, whatever teams you join, you’ll be encouraged to take early responsibility, make your own decisions and be an active member of the team.

Throughout your programme and beyond, you will have extensive development support from managers, colleagues and the Human Resources team. This includes access to a range of online and offline training resources.

Professional development

What we look for

At Berenberg, we don’t act like typical bankers. Because we’re not. That’s why we look for a particular set of qualities.

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Passions

A passion for finance.

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Behaviours

Entrepreneurial spirit.

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Skills

Ability to connect with people at all levels.

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Academics

A Bachelor’s degree in any subject, with at least 3.3 GPA.

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Languages

Fluency in German and English, ideally with another European language.

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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

Maximilian Z.
Wealth and Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate

Das Graduate Programm bei Berenberg bietet einen herausragenden Einstieg in den Finanzsektor. Durch die vielseitigen Rotationen im Programm gewinnt man nicht nur umfassende Einblicke in die verschiedenen Bereiche der Bank, sondern baut sich auch ein wertvolles Netzwerk im Unternehmen auf. Die Stationen im Asset Management, im Wealth Management und im Corporate Banking machen das Programm einzigartig und legen ein exzellentes Fundament für die eigene Karriere. Ein besonderes Highlight ist zudem die Einführung in London.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Andrea M.
Wealth and Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate

Als Graduate bei Berenberg lerne ich zahlreiche Bereiche der Bank kennen. Dabei habe ich die Möglichkeit, mich mit einer breiten Palette von Produkten aus liquiden und illiquiden Märkten vertraut zu machen. Durch die Mitarbeit in den verschiedenen Teams erhalte ich sehr gute Einblicke in deren Arbeit und darf dort gemeinsam mit sehr talentierten Kollegen der Bank in London, Hamburg und Frankfurt an herausfordernden Projekten arbeiten. Das hilft mir dabei, ein starkes Netzwerk aufzubauen und die richtigen Entscheidungen für eine erfolgreiche Karriere im Banking zu treffen.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Morten P.
Wealth and Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate

Die Möglichkeit, während des Graduate-Programms durch verschiedene Abteilungen zu rotieren, ermöglicht es mir, meine Interessen zu erkunden, meine Fähigkeiten zu vertiefen und sicherzustellen, dass ich kontinuierlich durch die Vielfalt der Aufgaben und Projekte, an denen ich beteiligt bin, lerne. Die Zusammenarbeit mit inspirierenden Personen hat meine bisherige Reise äußerst lohnend gemacht. Es ist großartig zu sehen, dass jeder, einschließlich leitender Manager, zugänglich ist und sich dazu verpflichtet fühlt, bei Fragen zu helfen und Wissen zu teilen. Diese Art von Kultur schafft eine unterstützende Umgebung, die es mir ermöglicht hat, sowohl persönlich als auch beruflich natürlich zu wachsen.

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Meet one of our early careers talents

Valentin F.
Wealth & Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate

This programme is perfect for helping with decision making, especially if you already have an idea of what direction you're heading in. At the same time, it encourages you to experience different departments that can either strengthen your career plan or provide you with completely new ideas for different areas within the bank. Everyone at Berenberg is friendly and invested in your development. There’s no expectation for you to know everything, you’re there to learn.

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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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Interview

Covering a mix of technical and CV-based questions, this is your chance to impress us. 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.

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Offer

If you’re successful, we will offer you a place on the Wealth & Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate Programme and call you to talk 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 Wealth & Asset Management and Corporate Banking 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 15 months and includes a three-week induction and a number of rotational placements across the business.

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Are you ready for a graduate programme that will test your abilities and encourage your entrepreneurial spirit? 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 rewarding and successful career? Then you’re ready to apply to our Wealth & Asset Management and Corporate Banking Graduate Programme in Frankfurt.

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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