Investment Management graduate opportunities
at Baillie Gifford

Start date: September 2013

Salary: Competitive

Positions available: 8

Do you need to be a maths genius? There's no set formula.

We hire graduates from a wide range of academic disciplines, from finance-related courses through to Physics, English Literature and Classics. We'll provide you with all the technical skills you need through the three-year programme.

It's more important that you have the enthusiasm and confidence to make an effective contribution from your first day. After all, we'll see you as a full member of your team from day one, ready to build your knowledge and undertake investment research. You'll meet company executives and contribute to our investment strategy within the department. You'll research companies, present to colleagues, as well as have the opportunity to travel.

For us, it's the ultimate investment.

In our experience, graduates benefit most from on-the-job training. Learning from experienced investors means that you're constantly picking up new skills, and absorbing fresh streams of information and knowledge. This will be supplemented with specially-tailored courses and professional qualifications.

In your first three weeks, you'll learn the basics of investment analysis (accounts analysis, how to structure your investment research and different styles of investing); plus a general introduction to the firm and our clients.

You'll spend your first year with a single team, learning about their specialism, before rotating to another team. During this time, you'll also work towards CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level 1 and IMC (Investment Management Certificate) qualifications with full support from us (including registration payment, materials and time to study).

In years two and three you'll have the option to continue with CFA Levels 2 and 3, again with full support. In addition, you'll rotate each year to a new team, gaining a broad view of the different investments and geographies we work in.

How to apply

Please apply at by CV and covering letter