First founded in 1870 to work with German businesses, Deutsche Bank has since spread across Europe with almost 2,000 branches in total, and a large office in Bournemouth. The company is so steeped in history that they’ve had to create the Historical Institute of Deutsche Bank, which researches the history of the bank and curates important source material.
They provide banking services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small to medium size businesses and private individuals. Deutsche Bank aim to do business in a responsible but sustainable way that always has a positive impact. They also support education, enterprise and communicate through corporate social responsibilities. The company are particularly proud of their employees who also take part in civic engagement. They believe that their environment is intellectually stimulating and challenging, which offers everyone the opportunity to have a positive impact.
Employing over 10,000 employees altogether, with a total revenue of £10 billion per year, Deutsche Bank has a strong position in Europe. They also have a presence in Asia and America, where they merge local knowledge with global visions. The company are proud of the fresh perspective they are creating. They are striving to grow through their strong client franchise, investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritising long term success over short term gains, and look to serve society with ambition and integrity.
Employees state that Deutsche Bank is a fantastic place to work - they have cultivated an environment where talent and hard work is recognised. You get to work with incredibly intelligent people, who you’re constantly learning from. There are also constant opportunities for you to progress and develop your career. Deutsche Bank recognise that for continued business success, they need to help their staff develop their skills, and retain talented employees. They have thus created acceleration programmes, which are tailored to the current and future responsibilities and knowledge levels of each individual. Cross-divisional career mobility is also encouraged, as it enriches an employee’s overall experience.
The company also strive to create diverse teams, as they believe that talent comes from ‘all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, beliefs, generations, backgrounds and experiences.’ Deutsche Bank therefore encourage people to thrive by creating respectful and inclusive work environments. Diversity also benefits the company as it helps strengthen the relationships with their clients and the communities they work within.
At Deutsche Bank, there are many benefits available for staff, from a healthy holiday allowance per year, to paid leave for charity work. They also provide a great pension scheme, bonuses, and private health care. Management additionally actively encourage employees to have a better work life balance, with flexible working hours available if needed.
One of the best things about applying to work for Deutsche Bank is that you don’t need prior experience within the financial industry. Whether you’re a graduate or looking for your first job, as long as you’re willing to work hard and commit to the company ethos of growth and fair treatment, you can find your place within Deutsche Bank.