At Berenberg, we believe that talented employees are essential to our success. That is why we are proud to have earned a reputation over the years of offering a high-quality and challenging training programme for university graduates. Not only do our graduates accumulate extensive practical experience during the programme they also develop their skills through individual training, benefit from international opportunities and have a lot of fun!

Thank you for expressing an interest in the International Graduate Programme 2020, unfortunately applications are now closed. If you wish to apply for the International Graduate Programme, applications will re-open in September 2020.

Your opportunity
Nadine Matthei

Your classroom-based induction has been expertly designed to provide you with the skill set required to succeed. 

Alongside extensive training to get you up to speed with Excel, financial modelling and accountancy, you’ll also learn about stock pitch and presentation techniques.

There will be introductory sessions with each business head and plenty of opportunity to get to know your peers on the programme and wider colleagues.

Your first six weeks
Nadine Matthei

Once you have completed the induction, you will spend the rest of the programme rotating through the Bank.

During this time, you will gain experience across the key business areas, with the opportunity to spend time in at least one of our international offices. 

By choosing your preferred rotations, each programme can be tailored to push your career in the right direction. 

Senior people will actively guide you throughout your rotations; this ensures that alongside making a contribution to our business, you are also supported to determine which business area is right for your permanent position and long-term success at Berenberg.

  • Equity Research 
  • Sales
  • (Sales-)Trading
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Wealth and Asset Management 
  • Corporate Banking
The rotations – choose your own path
Nadine Matthei

At Berenberg, we continually invest in our people. 

On completion of the graduate programme, you will be able to access additional resources designed to continually enhance your skills in your chosen career path.

We support all employees to study for and attain the professional qualifications relevant to their role, such as the CFA programme.

Your ongoing professional development
Nadine Matthei

We encourage applications from candidates with the following attributes:

  • outstanding interpersonal skills; smart, inquisitive and driven;
  • an ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • students from any degree discipline who have  attained or will be expecting a 2.1 or above; 
  • fluency in English is essential and additional languages (especially German) are beneficial;
  • eligibility to work in the UK on a permanent basis.
Who we’d like to meet
Nadine Matthei

Unique Graduate Programme

Former graduates tell us why they opted for Berenberg, what they find so fascinating about the Berenberg culture and what opportunities they could use for further personal development – along with a couple of tips for new applicants.


A holistic perspective on the financial sector

A holistic perspective on the financial sector

Kay Eichhorn-Schott

The Berenberg Graduate Programme, with its rotations in various business areas, is certainly a very good opportunity to find out in which part of the financial industry you really want to work later. However, this is only one way to look at the programme, in my opinion. My postgraduate studies in finance and the completion of the three CFA exams during my time at university have strengthened my will to become a portfolio or fund manager later in my career. During an internship at Berenberg’s quantitative equity fund management team, I got to know the firm’s culture. Hence, before I joined the graduate programme in October 2015, I already knew Berenberg and in which part of the industry I would like to end up after the programme. Nonetheless, by rotating within different divisions, I still wanted to get to know the sell-side world as well as the buy-side. For me, getting to know the functioning of the sell-side as well as the interactions of different divisions was very important and I am confident that this is an experience I will benefit from in my future career. Finally, rotations in London and Frankfurt offered me the unique opportunity to build a network of relationships.

A First and Lasting Impression

A First and Lasting Impression

Beatrice Allen

I joined Berenberg after graduating from Oxford in 2016. My first experience of the firm was during my internship the previous summer. I remember being impressed by the bank’s culture, the quality of its people and the flexibility of its program. The Berenberg ethos inspires its employees to work hard and achieve excellence whilst also creating an atmosphere where diversity and sociability are valued. There’s a real sense of camaraderie at all levels amongst the teams, as even the most junior members are offered the opportunity to work with some of the best people in the industry who are genuinely invested in the next generation. Graduates are encouraged to tackle exciting challenges – from individual presentations to CFA examinations – and are assisted throughout the learning process. Even the structure of the program, unique in its flexibility, is designed to support the graduates; giving them the chance to experience several divisions and to find where their skills are best suited. These first impressions – made while an intern – have been manifestly borne out as a graduate. I’m struck daily by the pleasure of working for such a historic, dynamic firm in the heart of the City.

Choosing Flexibility

Choosing Flexibility

Joseph Barron

The Berenberg graduate programme has to be one of the most unique programmes out there. The majority of companies put huge amounts of pressure on graduates to decide on a career role before they have even joined by requiring them to apply to a certain division. Berenberg’s rotational programme gives you the flexibility to experience a number of different divisions before settling on a specific desk, enabling you to identify which particular role best suits you and your skillset. I first started at Berenberg on the 2016 Summer Internship programme where I sat with the Beverages equity research team for eight weeks. I have now joined the International Graduate Programme where I will have the opportunity to rotate across Equity Research, Sales, Fixed Income, Asset Management, ECM and Private Banking. The programme also gives you the chance to do a rotation at one of Berenberg’s offices abroad. This is a rare but very appealing prospect, especially when you are just starting your career, and is something I have always been keen to experience. Berenberg is on a path of rapid expansion and to be a part of a growing business like this is really exciting; I could not recommend it more.

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Recruitment process


Your online application


CV review


Telephone interview


In-person interview


Assessment Centre


Offer stage


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Join us at Berenberg and discover where your career will take you

Thank you for expressing an interest in the International Graduate Programme 2020, unfortunately applications are now closed. If you wish to apply for the International Graduate Programme, applications will re-open in September 2020.