Spring intern at Deutsche Bank

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Less than £ 10,000

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Spring intern

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed the spring insight week! It was such a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the financial industry and about Deutsche Bank. What I really liked about it was the fact that you were not tied into corporate finance or global markets, you were given the opportunity to see both before making a decision.


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

Felt so incredibly valued throughout the week. HR are lovely and really look after you.


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

Recieved a lot of guidance throughout the week from HR and felt free to ask any questions.


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

Received information about the banking industry as a whole and the different divisions and roles. Learned some technical information, but perhaps would have preferred to learn more maybe yield curves etc. Was able to do 3 rotations of shadowing, 2 in markets and 1 in corporate finance, this was so unique and a fantastic experience. It enabled me to find out a little more of the day to day roles and the requirements of a job.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Very structured, time was filled and we always had something to do.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I think it was a really relaxed atmosphere which was pleasantly surprising. Even the more senior people were really down to earth and welcoming.


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

The company invested so much in the spring week. They not only put on events for the spring interns to get to know each other, they invested a lot of business time. I attended various networking events during some of the days and it gave me an opportunity to learn about different roles within global markets. The three rotations were amazing and definitely were a huge investment of business time.


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?

As mentioned before the shadowing was vital for this and really does show you what life is like on a desk in global markets. Moreover we listened to many talks on the different roles and so I could gain an understanding about the time of person who would fit that particular role.


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

It definitely gave me a positive view of the culture from seeing how professional everything was. Having met lots of people from the business really helped gage what kind of people work for Deutsche Bank and I was really impressed. Shadowing also tells you lots about culture. It was fab!


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

I was lucky because I already had a fair understanding of global markets and banking in general but even people who didn’t know what they wanted to do could really make an informed decision after the week. I think it is great for telling you if it’s really something you don’t or do want to do.


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

We were paid and reimbursed. Deutsche Bank were incredibly generous. I didn’t expect to be paid. Make sure you keep receipts because then you can claim back money from travelling etc.

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

Mentioned this before. Loads of networking opportunities with people of different levels in the business. It was great because you start off not being very good, but by the end of the week you would have really improved and become a lot more confident and capable of networking! Deutsche are really strong at this.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Excellent. Some were during the work day so this was really relaxed and nice during lunch. We had a networking event with other spring interns which was great because it was an opportunity for us to meet eachother and not worry about impressing people from the business. So I really appreciated this.


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

Not so much really. But we were given a speech of work life balance and there was mention of a running group and football team. But obviously with having such busy careers it’s impossible to do a lot. But there was a real focus on ensuring people are mentally happy, with one of the employees running a yoga group.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It was amazing. So insightful and definitely worth the week spent at Easter. My learning was exponential and I gained so many skills such as networking and public speaking. It really helps build the foundations of an investment banking career. It was so well structured and really gave me a taste of what it is really like to work at DB.