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At Berenberg we believe talented people are the key to our success. By consistently producing results, we have earned a reputation for quality work and attractive career opportunities. Our meritocratic environment facilitates rapid advancement for our employees which is well known in the market. As a graduate on the International Programme you will have significant business exposure, training and international opportunities. 

We are looking to hire 30 outstanding graduates into our 14 month rotational programme which spans across all 4 divisions of the international Bank. This Programme provides the opportunity to gain length and breadth of experience of our offices and will expose you to a range of divisions and teams.

The International Programme consists of core and elected placements rotations giving you the opportunity to manage your own career whilst fulfill the business needs meaning you which will have a real impact. The core placements will develop your fundamental skills which will serve you well throughout your career. At the end of the 14 month Programme you will join one of the divisions full time. Initially based in London for a 6 week Induction and your first placement you will then have the opportunity to rotate internationally.

You will become part of a larger academy provide by Berenberg to invest in your development.

Placements – Experience and Learning
Working in Research you will be paired with a senior team member where you will assist in analysis of the sector, producing research notes and presentations. Over time, the role will provide you with regular interaction with investors. 

Rotations in Sales will involve supporting and shadowing a Senior Salesperson, engaging with Institutional Investors and pitching investment ideas on a daily basis, attending research meetings and marketing equity research products.

Working with the Sales Trading team you will be involved in the order process and executing client business, as well as working with the Trading and Sales Trading teams. During this time you will be collating relevant market macro and micro news-flow on a timely basis and will provide the client base with information relevant to their specific requirements.

Whilst on placement in Private Banking you will work on the relationship management with front office and account officers servicing the clients on a daily basis by preparing client proposals, marketing pitches, attending client meeting and client events.  

If you elect to undertake a placement in Asset Management you will experience the advice and care for institutional investors we provide. You will be exposed to quantitative investment concepts and risk management strategies as well as equity, bond and total-return-oriented concepts and overlay management solutions.

By electing a placement in Corporate Banking you will experience services for SMEs and listed companies this will be accompanied by time in structured finance where you will gain and understanding of how Berenberg provides assistance for financial investors, consulting as part of financial advisory.

Induction consists of 6 weeks formal training in the London office where you will be introduced to business leaders and undertake formal tailored to Berenberg training to quickly develop your skills and understanding.

This Induction time and environment will allow you to form solid networks in the business and with your peers on the programme.

You will be set challenging assignments in each placement and as part of your total programme and academy and you will be reviewed regularly. 

The programme will be demanding, but rewarding and fun. It will provide an excellent and rare in the market opportunity to gain extensive experience of a whole bank.  You will be given the opportunity to constantly further your personal development through the exchange of ideas with your mentor, manager, detailed feedback discussions, tailored training courses, workshops, client networking events and assisted study for the CFA professional qualification.

Candidate requirements
The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, driven and presentable, with outstanding interpersonal skills.  You will be able to work under pressure whilst maintaining excellent levels of accuracy, and will have both a commercial and entrepreneurial instinct. Strong organisational skills are key.

You will be educated to degree level or above (in any degree discipline) and will have attained or will be expecting a 2.1 or above from a top university. Fluent English is imperative, European languages would be an advantage but are not essential. Candidates should be eligible to work in the UK on a full time basis. 

Start date: October 2017

We have completed our recruitment for our 2016 International Graduate Programme. We will open for applications in early October 2016 for our 2017 Graduate Programme.

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