Graduate scheme

About DWS

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 Traditional Investments – Investment division

Within the Traditional Investments Division you will work in a team with flat hierarchies and develop a solid understanding of how quickly decisions must be made on the market. You will gain comprehensive insights and impressions of the complexity, variety and dynamics of global economic processes and acquire a comprehensive understanding of how capital markets work.

You will gain detailed insights into the entire investment management platform - from individual decisions to investment and research processes to performance analysis. You will learn the complete range of actively managed products of an asset manager. You will learn how to familiarize yourself with the market environment and regulatory requirements and will get to know our investment process and the corresponding operational organization of the firm. As part of strategy development and in cooperation with internal departments such as distribution, marketing, legal and compliance, this program will give you a comprehensive overview of the asset management sector.

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
  • You'll need to have graduated in anytime between August 2023 & August 2024

Our commitment to equal employment opportunity

Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and
welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We 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.

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