Spring Insight into Technology Intern at Deutsche Bank

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Canary Wharf Central London and City
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Less than £ 10,000
Banking - Commercial Banking - Investment Banking - Retail Banking/Finance Business Analytics Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science

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Role Description

Your week starts with an introduction to working in banking. Led by expert trainers, you will learn how financial markets work and get to know more about the way Deutsche Bank operates. You will meet a variety of people, from analysts and associates right through to senior management – all of whom will help you to build a professional network that will serve you throughout your career.
You will be exposed to different areas of the bank, and over a couple of days will have the opportunity to shadow various desks within a division to see what goes on behind the scenes. There will also be multiple opportunities to practice and develop your soft skills such as networking, presenting and interviewing.
Spring into Banking is a programme that not only recognizes your talent but also rewards it. At the end of the week you will gain early access to the interview process for the Deutsche Bank Internship Programme.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The idea behind Spring into Banking - Technology is extremely innovative and very well thought after. What I found particularly enjoyable about this week was how they taught us from programming to finance while still keeping everything casual and interesting. I would personally like to thank the human resources team, who were quite helpful and close to us the whole time.


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

Of course, there is always that fear that, because of our very nature as students, we would not be taken serious and appreciated by the employees at the bank. However, that was not whatsoever the case during this internship. I felt particularly valued during my time doing desk shadowing and rotations. I got the opportunity to see the inner workings of the bank within the technology division, and the same people that I was shadowing showed extreme care and appreciation to us.


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

I would like to mention two different parties here: the employees in the technology division and human resources. Firstly, I did not come across any person within the bank who was not willing to answer any of my questions, regardless of its quantity. I tend to ask interesting, yet difficult questions and they were able to answer perfectly all of them, giving me guidance and support. Even if my question was not technology related, the HR team was always there to support and accompany you.


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

I study Electronics Engineering and Computer Science. I therefore applied to the Technology Division. Although my initial fear was not been able to understand the majority of whatever they were doing in the bank, I was quite surprised about the percentage that I understood of what was going on and I even had a few ideas of how the system in question could be improved later on in the future. I would therefore say that I kept on developing these skills and passion for technology during this Spring Week in the bank. However, they only open you the doors of what really goes on behind closed doors, you then are required to learn as much as you can if you want to excell as an intern or any other kind of employee.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was generally very well structured. I never got bored or with nothing to do. Each hour of this Spring Week was specifically tailored to first and second year students, and we can see that they were very pragmatic about it. They were also always asking for feedback, which is appreciated, since I could really see the inertia they have going of wanting to improve the whole time.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

One of the main reasons why I chose Deutsche Bank over other, even bigger banks was the general atmosphere. I did not find anyone who was not willing to help me learn or just was not nice. From my professional expirience, this atmosphere was like no other I have worked in. Totally recommended.


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

I found very intriguing how much money, resources, personnel and time were devoted to us. Not only throughout the week, but also during the assessments and phone calls. At the end, it is very interesting how much they invest in future talent at such an early stage in our education.


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?

It was absolutely helpful. As a student, I often have to deal with the fact that I lack a lot of professional expirience to answer many of the questions that I ask myself for my future. This is why Spring Week is excellent at showing how much work and time I will have to put in, how my relationship with the bank and its employees may look like and whether I could find my happiness in that place. Fortunatedly, all those questions were answered with positives answers.


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

As I have previously mentioned, the Spring Insight Week into Technology was very helpful in understading the culture and the inner workings of Deutsche Bank. I got the chace to talk to a lot of representatives and VPs in the bank, as well as desk shadowing and presentations. Overall, it was excellent the learn the company culture and values.


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

Very helpful. After talking to recent Graduates, Analysts, Associates, Vice-Presidents and even MDs, I have a very clear idea in my head what it means to be at each stage of the career path. This gave me a very broad perspective of what my future could look like, and it was something that I am really looking fowards to.


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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?

Absolutely. One of the event that I enjoyed the most was the networking event during our second day in the bank. We got to talk about several people from different departements within not only technology, but also CIB and more. They were very happy and supportive when talking to me at the same time.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

One of the event that I enjoyed the most was the networking event during our second day in the bank. We got to talk about several people from different departements within not only technology, but also CIB and more. They were very happy and supportive when talking to me at the same time.


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

Yes. Specifically two. I saw first hand how they were able to participate in different volunteering opportunities closeby. Also, I found out that, were they to have a sport hobby for example, they were able to create social and friedly games against other divisions and departements. This, I found extremely useful and handy, since it is a perfect way of getting to know better your colleagues while staying healthy at the same time.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely. This is a very recommended experience to anyone seeking how the life of an engineer (in my experience) could be in a bank, specially in areas like technology and finance. This insigh week does not only give you the obvious 'insight' into the inner workings of the company, but it also gives you a start in your networking career.