Business Operations Graduate Programme

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Take a guided tour of our Business Operations

Based in the heart of Edinburgh, Baillie Gifford provides investment management services for a wide range of clients globally. We have over 1,700 employees and in excess of £230 billion funds under management. And whilst we’ve been around for more than a century, we’re a firm that’s always looking forward.

Business Operations can be described as ‘the oil in the machine’ – not seen on the outside but keeping everything within Baillie Gifford running smoothly. All the areas of Business Operations are interlinked, and what they do is critical to the success of our whole company. Whether it’s liaising with clients on accounting, processing trades or analysing operational risk, they add value at every stage of the process.

Discover your leadership style

Everyone’s journey on our Business Operations Graduate Programme is different. We don’t expect you to know where you want to specialise, so our rotational programme is designed to help you explore your interests and the different opportunities available. Your first two years are about getting a broad overview of Business Operations as you experience a series of placements within the firm. By discovering different teams and building strong networks, you’ll meet people from across the business, including the partners who own the firm.

Through a wide range of placements in different areas of the firm, you’ll get directly involved in the work of the departments learning more about the business as you rotate. You’ll also be given real responsibility and the chance to be involved in live projects that could make a lasting difference to the firm.

With this solid foundation, after your rotational two years, we will support you as you off-board into the rest of your career at Baillie Gifford. This is your opportunity to find out where your specialisms lie and to explore your full potential. Our programme is designed to be flexible and will be tailored to each of our graduate’s individual talents and strengths.

As well as constant on-the-job training, you’ll follow a structured development plan. You’ll also receive tutoring and study leave to gain the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and Investment Management Certificate (IMC) qualifications. And at every stage, you’ll have the support of a dedicated buddy, a senior year group mentor and a department host too.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

A flexible approach

It doesn’t matter what degree background you come from, as we’ll give you all the support you need to become a future business leader. That’s why our trainees come from a wide range of disciplines – everything from Geography and Physics to Business and Politics.

We’re proud to have a diverse team, where each member brings their own unique set of talents and experiences to their role. However, we do look for a few specific qualities. You must have a passion for business. You also need to be fascinated by the way organisations work and want to strive to make them better. Throughout the programme, you’ll be constantly moving between teams and meeting new people. So, a flexible approach and good networking skills will enable you to build relationships across the firm and get the most out of each placement.

At Baillie Gifford, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful culture in which each of our colleagues can thrive and develop. We believe that our clients are best served by a diverse workforce with the experiences, ideas and perspectives that this brings.

SALARY

£38,500 plus a £3,000 sign-on bonus, 15% employer contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and 34 days’ holiday.

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Baillie Gifford & Co

Based in Edinburgh, Baillie Gifford provides investment management services for a wide range of clients globally. We have over 1,700 employees & in excess of £230 billion funds under management. And whilst we’ve been around for more than a century, we’re a firm that’s always looking forward.

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