After an interesting Berenberg internship in the Frankfurt Equity Capital Markets department, I got offered the opportunity to be part of the international graduate programme at Berenberg in London. We started in October 2016 with an intense but also really fun introduction training.
It is great to be part of a grad class with 30 other people, all with the same goal, start a career in investment banking. We had the opportunity to speak with the leading heads of our bank and get to know the different aspects of the bank. Excel trainings, financial modelling trainings as well as general financial trainings prepared us on point for our first rotation. After the introduction training we started our rotation and I became part of the Equity Capital Markets team here in London.
It is very complementary to my day to day role to able to get insights from other grads from their rotations and how it fits into the ECM space. It is great to see familiar faces in almost all departments of the bank. Let me just say, it is very helpful if you know who to call in the New York office.