At Berenberg, we believe that talented employees are essential to our success. That is why we are proud to have earned a reputation over the years of offering a high-quality and challenging training programme for university graduates. Not only do our graduates accumulate extensive practical experience during the programme, they also develop their skills through individual training, benefit from international opportunities and have a lot of fun!
Your classroom-based induction has been expertly designed to provide you with the skill set required to succeed.
Alongside extensive training to get you up to speed with Excel, financial modelling and accountancy, you’ll also learn about stock pitching and presentation techniques.
There will be introductory sessions with each business head and plenty of opportunity to get to know your peers on the programme and wider colleagues.
Once you have completed the induction, you will spend the rest of the programme rotating through the Bank.
During this time, you will gain experience across the key business areas, with the opportunity to spend time in at least one of our international offices.
By choosing your preferred rotations, each programme can be tailored to push your career in the right direction.
Senior people will actively guide you throughout your rotations; this ensures that alongside making a contribution to our business, you are also supported to determine which business area is right for your permanent position and long-term success at Berenberg.
- Equity Research
- Corporate Finance
- Wealth and Asset Management
- Corporate Banking
At Berenberg, we continually invest in our people.
On completion of the graduate programme, you will be able to access additional resources designed to continually enhance your skills in your chosen career path.
We support all employees to study for and attain the professional qualifications relevant to their role, such as the CFA programme.
We encourage applications from candidates with the following attributes:
- outstanding interpersonal skills; smart, inquisitive and driven;
- an ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
- students from any degree discipline who have attained or will be expecting a 2.1 or above;
- fluency in English is essential and additional languages (especially German) are beneficial;
Your online application
All applications must be made via our online recruitment system where you will be asked to submit your CV. Please note: Due to strict data protection laws in order for your application to be considered at all, you must apply through our online system.
After submitting an application your profile will be reviewed and selected candidates will be invited to undertake a short psychometric online test
Candidates will be invited to undertake a short psychometric online test. The test will assess their numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning skills. Upon completion, successful candidates will then be invited to undertake a telephone interview with a member of the Graduate Recruitment Team
Successful candidates will participate in a telephone interview with a member of the Graduate Recruitment Team to discuss your application in more detail.
Successful candidates will then be invited to undertake a video interview via zoom. The interview will involve a mixture of technical and CV based questions.
The final stage of the process will be an all-day assessment centre in London where you will be interviewed by senior members of the business and undertake a variety of assessed tasks. You will also have the opportunity to have lunch with some of our current graduates, where you can ask about their experiences to date.
Successful graduates will then be offered a place on the programme and a member of the Graduate Recruitment team will call to discuss any further details.
A holistic perspective on the financial sector
The Berenberg Graduate Programme, with its rotations in various business areas, is certainly a very good opportunity to find out in which part of the financial industry you really want to work later. However, this is only one way to look at the programme, in my opinion. My postgraduate studies in finance and the completion of the three CFA exams during my time at university have strengthened my will to become a portfolio or fund manager later in my career. During an internship at Berenberg’s quantitative equity fund management team, I got to know the firm’s culture. Hence, before I joined the graduate programme in October 2015, I already knew Berenberg and in which part of the industry I would like to end up after the programme. Nonetheless, by rotating within different divisions, I still wanted to get to know the sell-side world as well as the buy-side. For me, getting to know the functioning of the sell-side as well as the interactions of different divisions was very important and I am confident that this is an experience I will benefit from in my future career. Finally, rotations in London and Frankfurt offered me the unique opportunity to build a network of relationships.
A First and Lasting Impression
I joined Berenberg after graduating from Oxford in 2016. My first experience of the firm was during my internship the previous summer. I remember being impressed by the bank’s culture, the quality of its people and the flexibility of its program. The Berenberg ethos inspires its employees to work hard and achieve excellence whilst also creating an atmosphere where diversity and sociability are valued. There’s a real sense of camaraderie at all levels amongst the teams, as even the most junior members are offered the opportunity to work with some of the best people in the industry who are genuinely invested in the next generation. Graduates are encouraged to tackle exciting challenges – from individual presentations to CFA examinations – and are assisted throughout the learning process. Even the structure of the program, unique in its flexibility, is designed to support the graduates; giving them the chance to experience several divisions and to find where their skills are best suited. These first impressions – made while an intern – have been manifestly borne out as a graduate. I’m struck daily by the pleasure of working for such a historic, dynamic firm in the heart of the City.
- A holistic perspective on the financial sector
- A First and Lasting Impression
We open applications in October for an October 2021 start date. CV’s are reviewed from October until January.
The International Graduate Programme is a 15-month programme; consisting of a 6-week induction and rotational placements throughout the business. At the end of the programme you join a team on a full time basis.
We are looking to hire a number of exceptional candidates onto the programme for the following year.
If you have any questions regarding the status of your application or any other questions relating to the International Graduate Programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org