Trainee and apprenticeship programme
Designed to deliver the insight and understanding to kick-start your career. These programmes are focused on giving trainees vital skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime
Applications for our 2020 Trainee & Apprenticeship Programmes will open on 13 January 2020. Please click on the “Apply Now” button to view our latest vacancies, job descriptions and sign up to job alerts.
12 month Traineeships
A year long fixed-term contract for school leavers. The traineeship delivers valuable training and practical, paid work experience. The programme combines formal training from experts inside Schroders and from across the industry. There are opportunities and support to gain formal qualifications and lots of chances to build lasting professional relationships.
For those unsure if university is the right choice for them, this is a great entry point for anyone wanting to explore a career in the investment management industry.
This is a permanent, salaried position offering an entry-level role at Schroders for school leavers. There are apprenticeship opportunities in teams across our business. Each offers the chance to gain expertise and experience in a diverse range of professions, from fund management to research, marketing, finance and technology.
As well as practical work experience, the initial two years of the programme include formal training designed to build expertise and personal capabilities. All of our apprenticeships are fully accredited. Many of our apprentices build long-term careers at Schroders, but wherever their work takes them, they know their training is recognised and valued.
Who we're looking for
Whether you are a school leaver or a graduate, and whether you are interested in our traineeship or our apprenticeship programme, we’re looking for people who have the talent and drive to learn new skills and take on new challenges.
This means you’ll need to be an ambitious self-starter – someone with the determination to make the most of the opportunities we offer to learn about our business and a pro-active attitude that will relish the opportunity to earn while you learn.
We have traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities in multiple teams across our business. Whichever team you join, you’ll be given training so that you learn about all aspects of our business. You could be involved in IT, Compliance, Tax, Risk, Operations or Sales and Marketing. Whichever team you join, you'll be supported in developing not only your technical understanding of asset management, but also your competencies and interpersonal skills. Select the apply now button to view all the opportunities available to you when they open to applications in February.
What you'll need
You’ll need at least 96 UCAS Points at A-Level, BTECs or equivalent. UCAS tariff criteria are based on three full A-levels (excluding General Studies). We recommend viewing the job description for the specific requirements for each programme. To calculate your UCAS tariff, please visit the UCAS website.
You’ll need to match our Schroders values of integrity, passion, teamwork, innovation and excellence. We also look for particular skills that are useful in all our business areas. We don’t expect you to be strong in them all, so when you apply, let us know which areas are your strongest and we’ll try to make sure you join the business area that suits your strengths.
You should enjoy working with computers and systems, and using them to solve problems.
Planning and process management skills
You should be ready to work accurately on a number of projects to meet strict deadlines.
Written and verbal skills
You’ll be a confident and effective communicator, with the ability to grasp complex issues and find solutions, and explain them effectively.
Numerical and analytical skills
We’re a financial organisation, so naturally you’ll need to be comfortable working with data and figures and using them to support decisions.
Investment 2020 initiative
Our Trainee Programme is part of the Investment 2020 initiative. We launched this with other leading investment firms to offer young people careers in finance. You’ll find more details on the dedicated website.
How to apply
Recruitment timeline and deadlines
Interviews will be held in Schroders’ offices between March and July 2020.
The start date will be: 7 September 2020