Locations: UK: London

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into Permanent Roles

Start date: Varies by role

Apply by: ASAP, latest 6 May 2023

*Applications are now closed*

Career paths are rarely straightforward and often involve many twists and turns. At different stages of life priorities and circumstances change. At Deutsche Bank, taking a break from your career is part of the journey and far from damaging your future potential, your experiences whilst away from your corporate career can enhance your prospects when you return to work.

They are dedicated to supporting you if you’ve had a career break of 12 months or more. With opportunities across many business areas their structured training and hybrid working model, will help you make the most of your return.

When you take a break from your career, you gain valuable new insights, experiences and skills – all of which can be extremely useful for your next career step.

At Deutsche Bank, they are committed to supporting skilled professionals who are looking to make their return after a break of 12 months or more. You’ll receive structured support enabling you to refresh and expand your existing skills and embark upon the next stage of your career.

They will back up your return with access to specific training and development resources, a returner peer circle, internal support networks and up to 20 days of emergency childcare per year for children aged three months to eight years.

Opportunities Available

Corporate Bank and Branch Operations

As the engine room of the Corporate Bank, they deliver dependable services to their clients every day and continuously improve their processes and solutions. Their product offering includes Cash Management, including Surveillance and Messaging services, Trade Finance, Lending solutions, Securities Services and Trust & Agency Services including Custody. They are available for their clients 24/7, enabling them to develop and grow sustainably.

They are looking for passionate, change-oriented team members to join them on their transformation journey; actively participating in the enhancement of their processes and practices and contributing to a culture that supports all members of the team.

Know Your Client – Operations

KYC Operations plays an integral part in the firm’s first line of defence against financial crime. They work with their front-to-back partners across the business to ensure that Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk is appropriately captured, measured and managed, whilst being client-centric and commercial. They ensure all new and existing clients, are processed and updated on a timely basis to the relevant Policy and key operating standards.

You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to identify, analyse, plan, prioritise and problem solve in a matrixed organisation.

Chief Risk Office

The Chief Risk Office has Group-wide responsibility for the management and control of all credit, market, valuation, operational, enterprise and liquidity risks – continually developing their methods of risk measurement and creating a bank-wide strong risk culture. Deutsche Bank has been named ‘Bank Risk Manager of the Year’ by the leading publication risk.net for the third consecutive year (2020 – 2022).

You will need previous experience within a financial services risk function, a can-do attitude and the ability to work independently. Knowledge of banking products and services, including those related to (some but not all of) corporate banking, investment banking, private banking, and / or asset management would be beneficial.


Compliance at Deutsche Bank sits at the heart of the Bank’s non-financial risk control framework to manage compliance risk across DB geographies and businesses. Through established risk management processes, the experience of their Compliance teams, in partnership with other 2nd line of defence functions and in co-operation with their business divisions, Compliance is at the forefront of helping to protect DB and its clients from Conduct and Regulatory risk.

Ideal candidates will have previous experience in a compliance or regulatory role in financial services and bring an understanding of one or more of either Fixed Income, Wealth Management, Corporate Banking or Private Banking. Knowledge of European and UK Regulations, including Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules would also be beneficial. You will need a clear, logical approach, be able to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders and have strong analytical, workflow and data interpretation skills.

Origination and Advisory

Origination and Advisory (O&A) provides the full range of investment banking products and services for large-cap and mid-cap corporates and financial sponsors. Their offering consists of comprehensive financial advisory and capital raising services – including buy-side and sell-side Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and restructuring advice, underpinned by one of the world’s largest and most successful debt (DCM and LDCM) and equity capital markets platforms (ECM). Transaction Coordination Group (TCG) is a cross-divisional function supporting O&A for the lifecycle of the client onboarding process inclusive of Know Your Client (KYC) due diligence activities for new and existing clients, in addition to the loan closing processes in their lending business.

With a strong understanding of loan and bond transactions, Know Your Client (KYC), Anti-Financial Crime (AFC), and the broader banking regulatory environment, you’ll be a reliable team player with problem-solving skills, a risk mindset and a can-do attitude. Experience in Leveraged Finance as well as European language skills (French, German, Italian or others) are also beneficial.

Fixed Income and Currencies

Fixed Income & Currencies brings together a top-ranked institutional sales force, world-class research with trading and structuring expertise across Foreign Exchange, Rates, Credit and Emerging Markets. The Fixed Income & Currencies business enables Deutsche Bank to respond to increasing automation, regulatory expectations and client demand for standardisation and transparency in execution across fixed income, currency and emerging markets.

You will need professional work experience across financial services including Fixed Income, Corporate Finance or Structured Lending across financial services, strategy, accounting, legal or aligned to industries. Strong analytical aptitude is also required alongside extensive product knowledge, market acumen including sense of macro & micro economic developments. An entrepreneurial and creative mindset to maximise client value and identify new opportunities is critical as is the ability to operate in an agile environment and continuously navigate and thrive on novel situations, problems and challenges.

Corporate Bank – Account Management and Senior Counsel

Their Corporate Bank is a market leader in Cash Management, Trade Finance & Lending, Securities Services and Trust & Agency Services (TAS). With offices internationally, the Trust and Agency Services team has long been recognised as a leader in the provision of administrative and fiduciary services to the global debt and equities markets. It supports structures from the simplest to the most complex, covering Asset Backed Securities, Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO) and Managed accounts, Corporate Debt, Escrows, Project Finance, Loan Agency and Depositary Receipts.

Account Management

A good understanding of the global financial services industry and debt capital markets/ structured finance are key to this role. You will have some knowledge and experience of processing Issuing & Paying Agency Operations, Structured Finance Transaction documentation and Capital Markets operations. An experienced client relationship manager, you will demonstrate the ability to build rapport with both internal and external stakeholders.

Senior Counsel

You will have experience in Debt / Equity Capital Markets including legal, corporate banking or ancillary services. Knowledge of structured finance, conventional debt products and other multi-jurisdictional products will be crucial. Adept at documentation review and negotiation, legal qualifications would be beneficial. European language skills are also useful in this role, as well as Russian.

Anti-Financial Crime

Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) performs a crucial role in keeping their business operations and global financial services clean from financial crime – serving the interests of the bank and society. Their regional/global matrix structure allows for flexible responses to challenges in the core areas of: Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions & Embargoes, Anti-Fraud, Bribery & Corruption, Investigations & Intelligence, Monitoring & Screening, and Risk Assessment.

Previous AFC experience within financial services and a proven track record of delivery are required. You will need broad knowledge of banking products and services, including those related to (some but not all of) corporate banking, investment banking, private banking, and / or asset management. In addition, you’ll have strong stakeholder management skills, high personal integrity and the flexibility and commitment to operate successfully in a change environment.

Technology – Developer/Engineer and Business Analyst/Project Manager

Technology plays a critical role in Deutsche Bank’s transformation. Technology, Data and Innovation (TDI) drives an integrated IT, data, and security agenda across the bank. The function is responsible for implementing the bank’s technology strategy through strengthening their engineering expertise. Leveraging an agile delivery model, they are focussed on reducing administrative overheads, de-coupling assets within their IT estate and modernizing the bank’s IT infrastructure with long-term investments and the benefits of cloud computing.


You will need to be proficient with one or more programming languages and/or front-end development. Experience with modern software delivery techniques (e.g. agile/lean, TDD, pair programming, DevOps), exposure to Cloud technologies and a desire to work globally in an agile organization with frequent deliveries are also core to the role.

Business Analyst/Project Manager

A background in either Business Analysis or Project Management on large scale projects is desirable, preferably under an Agile SDLC. You will also be an excellent communicator, articulate in both technical and non-technical environments and have experience in data analysis/manipulation.

Group Audit

A global function of approximately 800 team members, Group Audit is the bank’s ‘Third Line of Defence’ acting as an independent and forward-looking challenger and adviser to Senior Management. They are also strongly relied upon by local regulators. Partnering with all of their business lines including the Investment Bank, Corporate Bank and International Private Bank, they also closely collaborate with other functional areas such as, Technology, Anti-Financial Crime, Compliance, Risk, Finance and Operations. A diverse and inclusive culture is at the core of their team dynamic – with strong corporate and ethical governance as a driving philosophy.

They are looking for individuals with direct experience in a similar environment but also those with transferable skills. You will need an inquisitive mindset, the ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines.

Chief Financial Office

The Chief Financial Office (CFO) safeguards the financial future of Deutsche Bank, ensuring that they add value for all their stakeholders. They provide timely, accurate, relevant and independent analysis to their key internal and external clients. They achieve this with talented people working in an inclusive, diverse and supportive working environment. In a global marketplace that is constantly evolving being adaptable, decisive and precise is critical and this is the centre of their culture in Finance.

Finance plays a vital role at the core of the bank’s business and Deutsche Bank is looking for individuals who have strong analytical skills and attention to detail in order to deliver best in class to their clients. You will have previous experience within financial or professional services and a good understanding of the workings within a Finance department, have strong analytical skills, experience of data interpretation and an ability to develop solutions when issues arise.  You will be proficient in Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint, have a high level of ownership of personal deliverables and attention to detail as well as the ability to work collaboratively across divisions.

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. Via their four focussed banking businesses – Corporate Bank, Investment Bank, Private Bank and the asset management division DWS – they provide a wide range of financial services to private individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, governments and institutional investors.

Their mission lies in driving change to better the financial world by doing business responsibly and sustainably. And by creating possibilities for all employees to grow and deliver meaningful work in an environment that works for them.

Diversity drives them forward

They value their differences because diverse perspectives and experiences strengthen them as a whole. They are committed to creating an environment where ambition and talent meet opportunity, and where everyone feels welcome, accepted and respected.

Deutsche Bank is a place where you’ll belong by being yourself. They promote an inclusive working environment that allows their employees to shine and shape their futures. It’s important to them that their employees enjoy the opportunity to grow, develop and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. That’s why they encourage internal mobility, offer mentoring and networking opportunities and provide a full range of benefits that focus on development and well-being. In addition, they have adopted a hybrid working model that enables eligible employees to achieve a working pattern that works for them.

Their people are the driving force behind their progress, helping them to continually evolve their culture and business to reflect the society in which they operate. They make sure to see everyone for who they are, hear them out and empower them to turn their ideas into impact.

How they will support you

Deutsche Bank support your return to work with…

  • A specific and tailored, self-directed return to work curriculum
  • Business updates and soft-skills training so that you can refresh your knowledge whenever you need to
  • Access to the latest TED talks
  • Access to internal support networks, so you can talk to like-minded people about any problems you may be experiencing
  • An on-site nursery providing 20 days of free childcare, should it be needed in an emergency – depending on location

The process to register 

Deutsche Bank welcomes professionals returning from an extended career break and they have a number of open roles. You can view and apply for the open roles here

Please apply ASAP, latest 6 May 2023.

If you have any questions, you can view the Careers FAQ section here.

Deutsche Bank values define the working environment they strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. They embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. Building talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encouraging their people to develop to their full potential. Talk to them about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives they offer.

Deutsche Bank promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. They welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.