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Are you the most Innovative Undergraduate of the Year?

We’re searching UK universities to find the most Innovative Undergraduate of the Year. You could be studying any degree, but you will be a creative, curious and strategic thinker who is passionate about innovation and a career in financial services.


A smartwatch and the chance to be fast-tracked to the assessment centre for either Deutsche Bank's Spring into Banking programme or a summer internship (to be determined by Deutsche Bank). If sucessful joining either scheme, you will gain valuable insight into a career in banking and access exclusive skills sessions, job shadowing and networking opportunities, where you'll meet people at various stages in their careers, from analysts and associates right through to senior management. You'll also learn from expert trainers and practise and develop vital soft skills such as networking, presenting and interviewing.


We are delighted to introduce the 2019 finalists for this award.

Adam Malik | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | Politics and Economics

Ahmed Laajam | Roehampton University | Digital and Technology Solutions


Chevonne Fernandes | University of Leeds | Physics

Esther Artica | University of Westminster | Finance

Natalia Gavrishina | King's College London, University of London | Political Economy

Natália Jozefína Brízová | King's College London | French and Management

Oliver Davey | University of York | Economics and Politics

Saiqa Pirmohamed | King's College London, University of London | Economics

Syed Umer Hasan | Imperial College London | Computing

Szymon Gorczyca | University of Oxford | Mathematics

What makes an award winner?

The most important attribute in our winner is a passion for – and determination to strive for – innovation. If this sounds like you and you're interested in a career in investment banking, we want to hear from you, whether you're studying computer science or history, French or physics.

Our winner will:

  • have an eye for detail and a view towards the big picture
  • think differently and challenge the status quo
  • want to make a difference and create a positive impact
  • look to continuously improve and embrace new and better ways of doing things
  • be energetic, enthusiastic and determined
  • be adventurous but responsible
  • be keen to realise their potential

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer three questions set by Deutsche Bank.

Must be completed by 30.01.19

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit three online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL.

Must be completed by 30.01.19

Submit by 30.01.19

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 30 January 2019.

If you are successful you will hear from us by 1 March 2019.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Deutsche Bank.

This stage will include a telephone interview and an assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony at Canary Wharf, where the 2019 award winners will be announced!

Deutsche Bank and the Undergraduate of the Year Award for Innovation

At Deutsche Bank, your ideas have impact. As Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific, we’re proud to drive change and innovation in the industry. That’s why we’re looking for creative, curious and strategic thinkers who are ready to make a difference from day one.

Today, we’re driving growth by investing in digital technology, prioritising long-term success over short-term gains and expanding our client franchise operations. Deutsche Bank provides banking services to corporations, governments and private individuals around the world. Through an array of services, we aim to enable economic growth and societal progress by creating a positive impact for our clients, people investors and communities.

Whether your interests lie in investment banking, risk, technology, human resources or any of our other many areas, you’ll have everything you need to grow a successful career. Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of a structured, ongoing training programme that will support your continuous development. As you build your skills, you’ll also build your relationships across the bank. Working side-by-side with friendly colleagues and senior leaders, you’ll experience a diversity of thought and opinion that will expand your thinking. Harness your own individuality to bring a fresh perspective to your work, our business and even our industry. Here, your voice is heard and your ideas make a difference.

If you have the drive to succeed in the fast-paced financial services industry, Deutsche Bank could be an exciting place to begin your career. An eye for detail, a view towards the big picture and a deep interest in changing the status quo could unlock opportunities to work in live deals and transform the way millions of people use our services.

Grow your potential and make your mark at Deutsche Bank.

Find out more about us and our graduate opportunities at:

Entry criteria

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