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You must solve the puzzles locking each room in order to progress onto the next. You can complete the rooms at different times between 15th October and 30th November 2021. Make sure you note down the codes to unlock the rooms as you go so you can return back to the challenge and pick up where you left off.


If you complete the challenge of all three escape rooms then you will receive a winning code in the final room. Once you enter the winning code into the link provided at the end of the challenge you will then be entered into a prize draw to win a MacBook Pro.


In order to register we just need to capture a few details.


We’ll email you when our escape room challenge is live so please be sure to check your junk folder. You’ll have from 15th October to 30th November 2021 to complete the challenge. In the meantime, explore our Early Careers opportunities here.

Please read this privacy notice carefully as it sets out how and why Deutsche Bank AG (including its relevant affiliated companies) ("DB") uses your personal information when you apply for a job or internship with us, as well as explaining certain legal rights that you have under data protection laws. Note that the DB entity that is responsible for your personal information will typically be the DB entity based in the country that you are applying to work in. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice, please see the 'how can you contact us' section at the end of this privacy notice.
What information do we collect?
You can browse our recruitment site and search for jobs without giving us any personal information about yourself, although please note that we do use cookies on our website that gather certain data from our website users, e.g. how many times a particular page was viewed (see our cookies policy for further information In completing our online application form or submitting your CV to us via this website, you will need to give us personal information about yourself, such as:
  • name;
  • address (including post code);
  • telephone numbers
  • email address;
  • national identification/security number (where applicable);
  • employment history;
  • qualifications; and
  • in certain countries only, reference details (contact information of two individuals, including their name, address and telephone number).
Depending on the country you are situated in or applying to work in, we may also ask for the information listed below where we are legally permitted to do so, to monitor diversity and equal opportunities within DB's workforce. However, this is on a voluntary basis, so you do not have to provide us with the following information if you prefer not to:
  • date of birth;
  • nationality;
  • visa/work permit;
  • gender;
  • race/ethnicity; and
  • disability (including whether any reasonable adjustments are required for interviews/assessments).
Aside from the information you provide to us directly, we may also find information about you from other sources, for example, from websites where you have voluntarily made your personal information publicly available (e.g.
In some countries we are required to inform you of the legal basis permitting us to collect and handle your personal information. The answer is that we do this to enter into a contract with you, to send you the contract (on paper or electronically) or because it is necessary in DB's legitimate interests as an employer.
How do we use your personal information?
We will use your personal information for the following purposes:
  • to assess your suitability for employment with us and in any subsequent interviewing/assessment process. Copies of the information you submit and any further correspondence will be retained in order to progress your job application and as a record of our employment and fair access processes (see further detail below in 'how long do we keep your personal information'); and
  • to monitor diversity and equal opportunities within DB where we are legally permitted to do so, by analysing any supplementary information you provide to us voluntarily (see above in ‘what information do we collect'. We do not use this information in any employment related decision and it is only used in an anonymised, aggregated form)
If we enter into a contract with you, we can deliver it to you electronically. For this purpose, we will send your contract data to our service provider so that you can sign the contract electronically. Our service provider will maintain data protection in accordance with our instructions.
We may use email or telephone to contact you to discuss your application and in certain countries (with the exception of Germany), if you are successful in your application we will contact your referees to obtain references about you.
Please note that if your application is successful and you are offered a permanent or temporary position with DB, you will be required to undergo certain background checks before we formalise your employment with us. Depending on the country you are accessing our recruitment site from or applying to work in, this may include, verifying your academic/professional qualifications, employment history, credit history, criminal records and medical history. However, we will only ask you to undergo relevant background screening checks at the final stage of the recruitment process and at such time, you will:
  • receive further information about how your personal information will be used in the background screening process, as well as your rights in respect of your personal information; and
  • be asked to provide your written consent to DB conducting such background checks
Is your personal information transferred overseas?
When you apply for a job or internship with DB, your application will be processed by the relevant DB group entity situated in the country in which you are accessing the recruitment site and the country in which you are applying to work, if different, or else in a country where DB has centralized its processes for managing applications for efficiency.
Due to the global nature of DB, it may be necessary to send your personal information to countries which have a different standard of data protection than the country in which you are situated. However, we have put in place contractual or other appropriate protections to ensure that your information is safeguarded to the same standards globally.
Who do we share your information with?
We engage third party agencies to aid the recruitment process. If you have come to DB via this route, your CV and other details will be shared with us by our nominated recruitment agency in the country in which you are applying to work. We will handle any personal information about you that we receive from the recruitment agency in accordance with this privacy notice. For information about how the agency handles your personal information, please ask to see its privacy notice.
We may also share your personal information as necessary with other service providers acting on our behalf, who will only use the information to provide that service. However, we will retain control of your data and any third party service provider that we use must act in accordance with our instructions and our information security requirements. We may also share your personal information with a purchaser or potential purchaser of our business.
In some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information, within DB or externally, for legal, regulatory or risk management purposes, such as where a court or the police, or other law enforcement agency or regulatory body has asked us for it.
How long do we keep your personal information?
We will retain your personal information for as long as we need to process your job/internship application. However, even if your application is unsuccessful, we may retain your details for a period of two years (or six months in Germany unless you have expressly agreed to us retaining your details for two years) in case suitable, alternative roles become available in the future. If you no longer wish us to keep your personal information, or if you wish to withdraw an application, please contact us (using the contact numbers for your region set out at the end of this privacy notice) and we will delete it from our systems unless we need to continue to hold some details about you after your relationship with us has ended for legal and regulatory purposes.
What rights do you have regarding your personal information?
You may have various legal rights in relation to your personal information, depending on where DB collects or stores it, such as the right to complain to the relevant data protection regulator.
If you believe that any of the information held by us about you is incorrect, or you would like a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, please contact us (using the contact numbers for your region set out at the end of this privacy notice).
Where you are required to do an assessment online, such as a numeracy or situational judgement test, your score will be calculated automatically and if you do not attain a minimum score determined by DB your application will not be taken further. We will notify you if this is the case and you may have a legal right to ask a member of our recruitment team to check that there were no system errors in the calculation of your score.
You can also withdraw your application at any time, or ask us to delete your information from our systems as explained above in 'how long do we keep your personal information'.
How do we keep your personal information secure?
We are committed to ensuring that any personal information that you provide to us when applying for a job or internship is kept secure in accordance with our policies and procedures. These include appropriate physical and technological security measures, such as, access controls and careful selection of staff and third party service providers.
How can you contact us?
Please contact us using the following numbers for your region listed below.
APAC (including India): +91 80 6621 1234
Germany: +49 (0)800 3331115
UK and Europe (excluding Germany): +44 20 754 18777
US: +1 212 250 9777