The expertise and skills of our people are vital to delivering continued business success. We can only meet our business objectives if we succeed in recruiting talented people, retaining them and fostering their development.
In 2012, we had 2,016 young people in training globally, including more than 770 apprentices in Germany during the reporting year. 653 new university graduates also joined the bank. In Private & Business Clients we realigned our training concept under the motto “New Generation” in order to take the needs of young people into account.
Deutsche Bank continues to provide its employees with professional and personal development opportunities for the entire duration of their career. As well as conventional career development programs and individual measures at all levels, we also encourage employees to transfer within the organization, thus enabling them to gain exposure to new teams and new areas of the business. Giving employees diverse experiences improves performance.
Deutsche Bank, which operates in 72 countries and includes 136 nationalities among its employees, encourages a culture of diversity among its staff. This enables us to meet the varied expectations of our global client base. Regional Diversity committees are responsible for implementing our global diversity strategy in their respective areas. Our recruitment guidelines require all applications to be considered regardless of gender, age or ethnicity.
Increased ratio of women in management positions*
Between the end of 2010 and the end of 2012, the percentage of female management staff increased from 29.3 % to 30.8 %. The ratio of female senior managers increased from 16.2 % to 18.0 %. In line with the voluntary self-commitment undertaken together with the other DAX 30 companies in 2011, our aim is to increase the ratio of female senior executives at the Managing Director and Director levels to 25 % and the proportion of female management staff at the Managing Director, Director, Vice President, Assistant Vice President and Associate levels to 35 % by the end of 2018, subject to applicable laws worldwide.
With the ATLAS (Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy) program, Deutsche Bank offers tailored training and sponsoring for a select group of female Managing Directors. Each ATLAS participant works with a senior sponsor who facilitates cross-divisional visibility and provides career advice. Now in its fourth year, ATLAS won the Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards 2012 in the United Kingdom.