Katja Röder
Sustainability Officer

Phone: +49 (0)40/33 34-33 17
E-Mail: katja.roeder(at)dghyp.de



Empowering the Next Generation

Owing to demographic change and growing competition for specialists and executives, the attraction of the employer has moved to the forefront of strategic human resources activities. DG HYP decided to take early action against the shortage of skilled young talent, and some years ago developed an 18-month trainee programme, offering vocational training for qualified university graduates. Within the 18-month trainee programme, we offer university graduates a sound insight into the different areas in which DG HYP works. 2016 was the programme’s fifth year. Five trainees were enrolled, four of whom are working in Commercial Real Estate Finance, and one in Project Management/Bank Management.

In 2016, "Absolventa", the leading online jobs portal for young academics, once again awarded us for our "career-promoting trainee programme", affirming DG HYP's high-quality trainee scheme with a seal of quality.

In addition to our trainee programme, we also offer a three-year dual study programme, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Banking & Finance – a second pillar to attract young talent. The scheme comprises blocks of intensive practical training within different divisions at DG HYP, and courses of study at the vocational academy for the banking industry (Berufsakademie für Bankwirtschaft) in Hanover. After two and a half years, participants also have the opportunity within the framework of their studies to take the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) examination. In addition to these programmes, we give young people the opportunity to get to know DG HYP through internships or student clerkships. We further support students in their academic (thesis) work.

To help refugees integrate into German society and help them get an understanding of German professional life, in 2016 we committed to offering two internships for a period of two years. In the same year, DG HYP also provided six-week placements for two Syrian refugees; similar placements are planned for 2017.