Spring into Banking at Deutsche Bank

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking/Finance

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10.0/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

Spring into Banking

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The programme was amazing because I got to learn about finance on the first day, which gives a really nice start given lots of people do not necessarily have a finance background. Then we got to meet both junior and senior bankers and speak to them about their experience here. The shadowing gave a nice taste of what it is like to be a banker at Deutsche Bank.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

The bankers I spoke to were very nice and helpful. I don’t have a finance background and the people I shadowed were really willing to teach me which I feel really grateful for. They were very encouraging and assured me a lot that what matters is the willingness and ability to learn at Deutsche Bank.

10/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I would say the support I received was a lot. Everyone I met was so helpful and so welcoming. I asked a lot of questions and was given very detailed and helpful answers which helped a lot. Although some of them were very busy, they still managed to find some time to answer my questions. I am really thankful about that.

10/10

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

The people I shadowed showed me some modelings they did and some of the pitch books they put together. I learned about the ideas and methods behind what they do. I think the most precious skill I learned through this experience is the focus on details which matter a lot in their work.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

It was very structured because we started off with some general training sessions. They were mainly on presentation skills, financial knowledge and information about Deutsche Bank. Then we did desk shadowing. The desk shadowing was the most fun part because I got to see what people in different divisions do.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I think Deutsche Bank has a very special culture because the diversity was really good. Since it is a global bank, I got to talk to people from different nationalities, so the atmosphere was very friendly welcoming and inclusive. I was amazed by how people from different cultures get to form such a welcoming family here.

10/10

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

10/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I would say this programme has helped a lot. Before I did this programme, I had little knowledge about what it is like to be a banker, but given the networking sessions and shadowing opportunities in this programme, I have learned the hours, the roles, and the lifestyle of a banker at Deutsche Bank.

10/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

It has helped a lot because we really got the opportunity to fully experience what it is like to be a banker here at Desutsche Bank. Again, through the networking sessions and talking to people who work here, I gained quite a thorough understanding of the culture of Deutsche Bank.

10/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It was really valuable. Before I came to do this programme, I was open about whether I actually want to be a banker. But having done the programme, I got to understand what bankers in different divisions do. Not only did this help me figure out that I really like work in financial services, but also it helped me decide which division I am more interested in.

10/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?


12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

They were truly great. I think they were great for a couple of reasons. First, lots of bankers, both junior and senior, came to the networking sessions. Second, the people were really nice and helpful. They were very genuine and welcoming as well. Third, the arrangement was very nice in the sense that the networking was before shadowing so we already have some rough idea of different divisions in the bank before we go to desks and shadow.

10/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I totally would recommend. I learned about financial knowledge in general and I also learned about more specific knowledge within different divisions as well. On the other hand, this programme has helped me make decisions about whether I really want to have a career in financial services. I think it was really amazing.

10/10