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Traineeship Programme 2018 (12 month fixed term contract)(Job Number: LON35258)

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients. Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £418.2 billion (€476.3 billion/$543.3 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,100 people across six continents who focus on doing just this. We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests. Explore our interactive timeline to see how we’ve been shaping financial futures since our very beginnings. *as at 30 June 2017

Traineeship Programme (12 months fixed term contract, September 2018 to September 2019)

Schroders' traineeship programme is your chance to gain a year of hands-on, paid work experience. If you've just finished your A-levels or your BTECs then this programme provides you with a chance to explore the world of work, especially if you're undecided about whether university is really what you want to do next year. We also accept applications from graduates.

As a trainee, you would spend your year working in our offices in central London. Schroders trainees quickly learn to enjoy the vibrancy of the City and the opportunities to explore working life as they consider whether to apply to stay on full time at the end of the year or whether to go to university.

We pay our trainees competitively, above the London living wage, which means you can afford to move to London for the year and experience the first step in your career without the need for additional financial support. 

Although you may have never heard of Schroders before visiting our website, this traineeship could be for you because key to the purpose of the programme is to teach you about what, why and how we do what we do. 

During your year you will spend your time working for a specific team, however, you will also receive ongoing training designed to develop your skills as well as your technical knowledge – we support you to take the Investment Foundation Certificate, which is a professional industry qualification.  


As a trainee you will join a team within one of the following business areas, depending upon your preferences and strengths at interview:

  • Operations – there are multiple teams within Operations, all of whom work to ensure that all transaction activity across all Schroders is correctly reflected on the accounting platform, and more importantly, is agreed, settled and reconciled in a timely manner. It’s a time critical environment requiring a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to multi task and communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external counterparties alike. 
  • Sales & Communications – this part of our business is responsible for evolving the right products for different clients to provide effective solutions and handling client relationships. We need to ensure we keep ahead of competitors in selling our products intelligently and with integrity, and in communicating effectively. Furthermore, teams in this area help develop our clients' understanding of financial markets and how funds can be used to fulfil client requirements. 
  • Compliance – the compliance teams' work with people across the business advising colleagues on regulatory requirements and helping Schroders handle its regulatory and reputational risks. It is principally concerned with the changes in the law and financial regulations and take care of the expectations of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. We'll teach you what all of this means if you join one of these teams.
  • Data Management – how the company uses data and reports on its activities is an essential part of many teams throughout the business. These teams analyses data, whether that’s to inform how decisions are made or to report on business performance. You'll have an interest in data and how we use it to inform our decision making.  
  • Technology – We're looking for trainees who enjoy working with groundbreaking technologies and enjoy problem solving and providing solutions to support the business in its technology needs.  

As part of the application we will give you the opportunity to state whether you have a particular preference for any of the above areas, however, more meaningfully, we ask you to indicate in your application which skillset, from the below list, best describes your strengths. 

  • Planning and process management skills
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • IT skills 

There is just one application for our Trainee Programme, so when you apply you will be asked to state your primary and secondary areas of preference from the skills list above to enable us to match you to the right team for you. 

We are looking for enthusiastic self-starters who have the enthusiasm and willingness to use the year as an opportunity to learn more about our industry and our business. You will need to demonstrate an interest in working for Schroders as part of the traineeship scheme. We can teach what you need to know about the job, what we need from you is a pro-active approach and willingness to make the most of this opportunity to gain experience and to start to build your career. We are looking for applicants with at least 96 UCAS points (using the 2017 UCAS Tariff calculator). You will need to be 18 years old by Monday 3rd September 2018 to apply for this intake. Please note we recruit on a rolling basis so we recommend you apply early. 

Applicants should be aware of the following key dates:

  • Online applications will close Monday 30th April 2018
  • Assessment centers will take place between March and June 2018
  • Start date – Monday 3rd September 2018

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.


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