Internships and placements

Joining Schroders as an intern or placement year student
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Insight and networking

An immersive introduction to investment management shared with like-minded future professionals

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Form the foundation

Grasp the opportunity to secure a graduate role and start building a meaningful career

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How to apply

Our handy FAQs include all you need to know before and during your application

Our intern programme is for current university students interested in investment management

The ten-week summer internship offers insight into how the business works, along with hands-on practical experience.

You’ll join a team in one of these areas* working on challenging and useful projects that add value to our business:

• Investment (including Schroders Capital; Real Estate, Private Assets, Private Equity and the Investment Insight Unit)
• Wealth Management 
• Product
• Solutions 
• Client Group
• Business Transformation / Business Consultancy
• Risk
• Tax
• Compliance
• Marketing
• Finance
• Audit
*areas can change year-on-year depending on business need

Our placement year programme gives you a chance to take ownership of your own projects

You’ll assist teams in their wider responsibilities and drive some projects of your own by providing research support and insight. Take your classroom learning and put it to practice in the real world. 

We currently run placement year programmes in the following areas:
• Economics
• Real Estate

For both programmes, apply in September of your penultimate year to start the following June

Unfortunately we no longer accept applications from final year students considering further studies (i.e. Masters) upon completion of undergraduate course.

Get industry insight and gain skills

As well as a detailed introduction to fund management, you can expect technical and interpersonal skills training. We’ll offer you the challenge and responsibility to form the foundation for a lasting, rewarding career and prepare you for entry into our graduate scheme. In your first week you’ll set goals that you want to focus on throughout your programme and regularly revisit these with your manager’s support.

Learn from our senior leadership

A big part of each programme is showing you how our business is structured. The regular Coffee Hours with our senior leaders will help with this, with themes covering Schroders culture, our approach to investment, understanding our clients, sustainability, career development and corporate responsibility.

Grow, develop, and network

Meaningful project work will give you a feel for the day-to-day responsibilities of your team - with lots of time to add value and showcase your skills. You’ll also have full access to our online learning platform which will help you continue to develop your expertise.

From day one, you’ll join a network of other interns/ placement students– a great chance to meet people in the same boat as you and build relationships from the get go. You’ll also carry out a team project to tackle one of our strategic objectives. Throughout the programme you’ll meet our current graduates who will share their experiences with you.

Find a balance

Take time to enjoy our vibrant office spaces, whether that’s soaking up some sun on one of the terrace areas or enjoying a fitness class in our free on-site gym.

Celebrate your successes at the end of the programme with your fellow interns, team mates and managers at the final day BBQ social.

There’s more to investment management than you might think – and we’re here to help you make the most of your strengths.