Investment Banking Summer Intern at Deutsche Bank

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
london Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£10,000 - £11,999
Roles
Banking/Finance

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7.6/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.2

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

As I expected: it was as challenging as engaging. Interns have exposure to amazing transactions and a large group of extremely talented people.
As I worked more and better I was trusted with more interesting tasks: there is a clear progression depending on your effort.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Although they were way more experienced and had significantly more skills, I always felt valued by my colleagues. They cared about me and gave more importance to my attitude and capacity to learn fast rather than focusing on existing knowledge.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Support and guidance were given ocasionally, although I think could have been more frequent and in-depth

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Extremely busy. Long hours, tight deadlines and multitasking. Not a surprise, though: this is investment banking

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a lot of responsibility. This is one aspect that I loved about the internship: the hardest-working and (I guess) the ones who delivered best were given more responsibility as the internship progressed.
When the analysts increased trust in me they rewarded with more exposure/ interesting tasks

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Both the soft and hard skills that I have learned will help me a lot not only in my degree but also in my future career. I improved my financial skillset, capacity to abstract and summarize important information under tight deadlines and communication skills

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Hard work and good environment. My colleagues were always eager to help and promoted a nice environment

9/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

A very well structured programme overall. Fantastic training/sessions and mentoring.

My only complaint is the mismatch between what HR and the different teams want. (Usually HR guidelines are interpreted and implemented very differently between teams). I would like to have a more homogeneous implementation of HR guidelines

9/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I consider that DB invested a lot in me. Starting by the training, then soft skills sessions, networking events, breakfasts and the support of a Mentor.

I can say that me (an intern in a bank with c.90k employees) felt important and valued

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
3/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Very appealing. It is a great bank with great people

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Sure. The general atmosphere was great: I met very interesting people and everyone was nice and easy to get along well

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Everything is expensive in London. The salary, however, is enough to cover living expenses and save a little bit

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Some good bars and restaurants, it is a good area

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Yes, the bank offered several activities

5/10