Graduate programme

Graduate programme:

Applications for all our 2020 Graduate, Intern & Placement Year Programmes will open in September/October 2019. Please click on the “Apply Now” button to view our latest vacancies, job descriptions and sign up to job alerts.

Application deadlines will vary by programme so please check the job description for further details. As we recruit on a rolling basis, we recommend you get your application completed as soon as possible. If we receive a large volume of applications, we reserve the right to close applications earlier than the given deadline.

Graduate Programme Start Date: Thursday 17th September 2020


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First steps

Our graduate programme is designed to give you the expertise, experience and exposure required to build a long-term career in investment management.

Training begins with an in-depth introduction to the industry and an inside view of how we work at Schroders. During this initial period you'll take your first steps to qualification with the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). And you'll start to build your personal network with other trainees and some of our firm's most senior managers.

Progress is on merit at Schroders. But you can be sure of our support and certain you are working in a culture that encourages trust, achievement and balance.

Further training

Once the introductory training is completed, graduates join their first team. Expect to be at the heart of the team from day one and immersed in real work from the get-go. As well as practical experience, trainees enjoy continual expert training designed to help grow the skills and expertise for a successful career. And all members of the programme are guided and supported to study for professional qualifications.

As well as the encouragement of teammates, graduates enjoy the support of a dedicated mentor. They will be available from day one and are there to help you build a successful, stable career, and for us to enjoy the long-term rewards of our investment in you.

We offer everyone at Schroders a lifetime of opportunity and the chances to progress and diversify throughout the business.

Who we’re looking for

Everyone applying to the programme will need a demonstrably strong academic background. We're open to whatever degree subject you've chosen to study, but we expect a 2:1 or above. However, we're just as interested in your personal qualities, intellectual curiosity and appetite for challenge. Your ability to stay open-minded and adapt to opportunities is as important to us as the rigour of your research and your ability to draw conclusions and make decisions based on it.

Roles and opportunities

From Accounting & Finance to Sales & Marketing, Tax, Technology, Wealth Management, Investment, Real Estate and Risk & Compliance - graduates work across our offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Luxembourg.

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