International Graduate Programme 2017

Highly Competitive
10 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Job Type
Graduate schemes
Start Date

Berenberg Bank, founded in 1590, is Germany's oldest private bank, and one of the oldest in the world.  With its Head Office in Hamburg, Germany, and located in 17 offices around the world, it is one of the leading independent private banks in Europe. Through its four key business areas of Asset Management, Private Banking, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking, Berenberg is able to offer a broad range of services into corporations, investment institutions and private individuals. The owner-managed Bank has total assets of €4 billion and assets under management of €30 billion.

Berenberg continues to rapidly grow its client base across all markets, relying on its core values to succeed as trusted advisor.

Our International Graduate Programme

At Berenberg we believe talented people are the key to our success. By consistently producing results, we have earned a reputation for quality work and attractive career opportunities. Our meritocratic environment facilitates rapid advancement for our employees which is well known in the market. As a graduate on the International Programme you will have significant business exposure, training and international opportunities.

We are looking to hire 30 outstanding graduates into our 15 month (including induction) rotational programme which spans across all 4 divisions of the international Bank.

The International Programme consists of core and elected placements rotations giving you the opportunity to manage your own career whilst fulfil the business needs meaning you which will have a real impact. The core placements will develop your fundamental skills which will serve you well throughout your career. At the end of the 15 month Programme you will join one of the divisions full time. Initially based in London for a 6 week Induction and your first placement you will then have the opportunity to rotate internationally.

You will become part of a larger academy provide by Berenberg to invest in your development.

Placements – Experience and Learning

Working in Research you will be paired with a senior team member where you will assist in analysis of the sector, producing research notes and presentations. Over time, the role will provide you with regular interaction with investors.

Rotations in Sales will involve supporting and shadowing a Senior Salesperson, engaging with Institutional Investors and pitching investment ideas on a daily basis, attending research meetings and marketing equity research products.

Working with the Sales Trading team you will be involved in the order process and executing client business, as well as working with the Trading and Sales Trading teams. During this time you will be collating relevant market macro and micro news-flow on a timely basis and will provide the client base with information relevant to their specific requirements.

Whilst on placement in Private Banking you will work on the relationship management with front office and account officers servicing the clients on a daily basis by preparing client proposals, marketing pitches, attending client meeting and client events.  

If you elect to undertake a placement in Asset Management you will experience the advice and care for institutional investors we provide. You will be exposed to quantitative investment concepts and risk management strategies as well as equity, bond and total-return-oriented concepts and overlay management solutions.

By electing a placement in Corporate Banking you will experience services for SMEs and listed companies this will be accompanied by time in structured finance where you will gain an understanding of how Berenberg provides assistance for financial investors, consulting as part of financial advisory.


Induction consists of 6 weeks formal training in the London office where you will be introduced to business leaders and undertake formal tailored to Berenberg training to quickly develop your skills and understanding.

This Induction time and environment will allow you to form solid networks in the business and with your peers on the programme.  

You will be set challenging assignments in each placement and as part of your total programme and academy and you will be reviewed regularly.  

The programme will be demanding, but rewarding and fun. It will provide an excellent and rare in the market opportunity to gain extensive experience of a whole bank.  You will be given the opportunity to constantly further your personal development through the exchange of ideas with your mentor, manager, detailed feedback discussions, tailored training courses, workshops, client networking events and assisted study for the CFA professional qualification.

Candidate requirements

The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, driven and presentable, with outstanding interpersonal skills.  You will be able to work under pressure whilst maintaining excellent levels of accuracy, and will have both a commercial and entrepreneurial instinct.  Strong organisational skills are key.

You will be educated to degree level or above (in any degree discipline) and will have attained or will be expecting a 2.1 or above from a top university. Fluent English is imperative, European languages would be an advantage but are not essential. Candidates should be eligible to work in the UK on a full time basis.


The programme will be open for applications October 2016 until end of January 2017.                       

All applications must be made via our career website:

Start date:

2nd October 2017