Graduate scheme

At DWS, we’re capturing the opportunities of tomorrow. You can be part of a leading, client-committed, global Asset Manager, making an impact on individuals, communities, and the world.
Today, markets still face a whole new set of pressures – but also a whole lot of opportunity too. Opportunity to innovate differently. Opportunity to invest responsibly. And opportunity to make change. This is needed more than ever as we currently experience high interest rates, a once-in-a-lifetime health crisis, a shift in global demographics – and politics – as well as advances in digitalization and economies moving towards a more sustainable future.

While there is always uncertainty in markets, one thing remains clear: there is always a new situation that requires the right investment answers. We call it the new now.

As investors on behalf of our clients, it is our role to find these investment solutions. Our goal is to ensure the best possible foundation for our clients’ financial future.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach.

About the DWS P.A.C.E. program

Our 2 year DWS Graduate P.A.C.E. program consists of a technical training period and is followed by four six-month rotations within your assigned division, where you will have the opportunity to implement your technical training in a practical setting with expert guidance.
Based in one of the world’s global financial centres, you will gain valuable insight into a variety of teams with experienced professionals who develop best-in-class products and manage high-value portfolios. Along the way, you will gain vital experience at the heart of a progressive business whilst being exposed to a range of areas within Audit (Executive division). Whilst you can expect a high learning curve from our DWS Graduate Program, you will benefit from the support of your managers and mentors along with unparalleled exposure to the world of Asset Management. This Graduate program is an ideal way to deepen your Financial Services & Asset Management knowledge.

The participation in speaker sessions, a variety of networking events and soft skills development opportunities will all form part of the Graduate program.

About Audit (Executive division)

The Audit team work independently on audits of a specific business/functional area/region, and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls relating to risks within those business areas. They proactively develop and maintain professional consultative working relationships within their own function and with stakeholders inside and outside the firm of respective support areas. Using a range of approaches, they collect relevant information to assess key risks, resolve major issues or carry out tasks. The Internal Auditor works with other teams from across the function and outside the function. Using these contacts, while working under limited supervision, they are to provide ‘front-to-back’ audit coverage and actively contribute to the delivery of team plans in support of the functional and business strategies. Lastly, they may occasionally participate in ad-hoc projects and special investigations.

As part of the P.A.C.E. program you will:

  • Gain a deep insight into how the Corporate Functions support and enable the success of the firm.
  • Be part of the Global P.A.C.E. community.
  • Collaborate with a wide range of colleagues across different departments.
  • Challenge the norm and contribute your own ideas and improvement suggestions.
  • Solve challenges together with your team.
  • Be empowered with accountability for your actions.

We’re looking for:

  • Proactive, Curious and Entrepreneurial Graduates
  • Innovators, creative thinkers, and collaborators
  • Driven and committed graduates
  • A team player with a curious mind
  • Advanced German language skills
  • Someone with a keen interest in financial services; and
  • You’ll need to have graduated in anytime between August 2023 & August 2024

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