WHO WE ARE
This is your opportunity to join Baillie Gifford, an investment management partnership established over 100 years ago. Today, with in excess of £200billion under management and more than 700 clients across the globe, we have over 1,200 employees working at our head office in Edinburgh.
We think it’s vital to have a supportive, inclusive culture in the workplace and have a well-established LBGT Network which offers confidential support and guidance to staff, ensures policies and procedures are LBGT inclusive and helps raise awareness of LBGT issues. We also have Mental Health and Wellbeing Groups, and a Multicultural Network, which aims to celebrate, promote and support cultural diversity at Baillie Gifford.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Let’s forget about your degree for a moment, and instead, focus on you. Are you an inquisitive thinker with the imagination to see the world differently? Do you have the curiosity to explore new possibilities and the desire to create solutions that drive future development? Then we’d like to meet you. We think our investments aren’t all that different from the graduates we look for – it’s all about potential. If you join one of our five graduate training programmes, our next investment will be you.
We’re searching for creative minds with the vision to see what the future could look like. Here, you’ll delve into potential investments and research them from every possible angle – politics, people, culture and more. It’s not just about gathering information, as we’ll want to hear your own unique viewpoint. We’re searching for original thinkers who can articulate how they see things differently.
This is your chance to explore how advanced technologies can shape the future of business. Our team maintains and develops our entire IT operation and uses technologies from leading vendors, such as Microsoft, VMware, Dell EMC, Splunk, Cisco, Bloomberg, Apple, F5 and Palo Alto. You’ll need an IT-related degree and the ability to explain how technology can improve our business.
The unique structure of our programme allows us to do things differently. Instead of choosing a specialism from the outset, you’ll rotate through five different departments in our firm, giving you the chance to experience a variety of roles, including opportunities in both fund and corporate accounting. You’ll work as a valued member of each team, while receiving comprehensive support to gain your CA qualification.
We’re looking for people who strive to make things better. Join our two-year rotational programme and gain experience in over a dozen operational teams that support our growing business. Once you’ve built that foundation, you can launch your career in a specialism matched to your talents, skills and aspirations.
Benefits include a highly competitive salary, annual bonus, sign-on bonus, life assurance, pension scheme (with company contribution), and 34 days’ holiday.
• Accountancy Programme: 31 October 2019.
• Application Development and Technical Infrastructure Programmes: 29 November 2019.
• Investment Research and Business Operations Programmes: 31 December 2019.