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Salary            £45k + benefits

Who we’re looking for            

We are looking for keen and motivated graduates to join our 2024 Internship Programme within  our Solutions division.

About Schroders          

Schroders is a global investment manager which helps institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their aspirations, and prepare for the future.

Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to our clients through active management. By serving clients, we serve wider society. Channelling capital into sustainable and durable businesses accelerates positive change in the world. Funding the future is a privilege: we use it wisely and responsibly.

We employ over 5700 talented people worldwide operating in 37 different locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients.

Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business

The base                  

We’re based in the City of London – close to our clients, in the heart of the UK’s financial centre and have everything we need to work flexibly.

The department                        

As the largest growing team, with over £200 billion AUM and over 190+ employees, Solutions is the place to be. The Solutions team at Schroders specialises in developing new investment solutions by utilising our investment expertise and collaborating with other investment desks within the company. This involves building tailored portfolios and working closely with our global institutional clients, such as pensions and insurance funds, to understand and address their unique investment requirements.

The teams                                

As a graduate at Schroders, you’ll have the opportunity to rotate across two of the following teams on one-year long rotations: Consulting; Portfolio Implementation; Derivatives.

  • The Consulting team advises over 100 defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes. You’ll be assisting with investment modelling, client education, and helping clients achieve desired outcomes. Further tasks could include modelling pension liability cash flows, designing long-term investment strategies, and providing updates on investment strategies.
  • The Portfolio Implementation team constructs and monitors multi-asset portfolios, managing risk and return to align with client goals. You will assist with planning, executing, and reporting on portfolio transitions, modelling trades across asset classes and markets, providing trade and exposure analysis, conducting ongoing risk monitoring, and measuring investment performance.
  • The Derivatives team at Schroders provides innovative solutions to help pension schemes manage their liabilities, assets, and returns. As a member of this team, you could model pension liability cash flows, design liability matching portfolios, monitor hedge portfolios, execute trades, deal with client queries, and report on hedge portfolio performance.

The Programme:         

  • The two-year programme will consist of one annual rotation between the teams
  • Graduates will complete the CFA qualification and be provided with learning materials and courses
  • Graduates will be set up on a variety of networking sessions with senior members across the firm
  • Highly competitive salary with extra benefits such as our gym and private health & dental care
  • Sponsored social events including BBQs, Team Lunches and Team-Building Activities
  • A personal mentor and buddy to assist you during your time here

Successful graduates will be invited to join the Schroders Solutions team full-time after completing the programme.

What you’ll be like               

At Schroders Solutions, we recognise that our work is challenging by nature, and we don’t expect you to know everything before you start. That’s why you’ll be supported with ongoing training, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help you thrive and succeed. As part of our team driving positive change in investment management, we will teach you what we do and how we do it.

We are looking for smart, creative, and diverse candidates who are willing to learn and contribute their unique ideas to our team if you are looking for a rewarding career in investment management, join us at Schroders Solutions.

Why join us:                  

  • Gain the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) in your first few weeks. The IMC benchmark entry-level qualification into the UK investment profession
  • Gain the CFA Level 1 professional qualification in the first year of programme with opportunities to study level 2 or alternative qualifications in year two
  • Benefit from a series of immersive and engaging training sessions equipping you with the skills you need to adapt to the world of work, hit the ground running and make an impact – training covers industry knowledge, technical and soft skills training
  • Attend “Lunch and Learns/ “Coffee Hours” led by senior people across the business – your chance to build contacts in the industry and grow your professional network
  • Access to a buddy – we’ll match you with a graduate buddy where you’ll be supported during the first few weeks of your internship, helping you to integrate into the team and the business
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing you with access to 24 hour confidential telephone counselling and a comprehensive online source of information on a range of issues, including Mental Health
  • Free use of private GP Service
  • On-site staff restaurant
  • Free use of on-site gym

The knowledge, skills and qualifications we’re looking for          

  • An honours degree or equivalent – we’re not fussed when it comes to your degree subject or predicted grade
  • You will be in your final year of study or already graduated

Recruitment process

  1. Online application form and CV
  2. Online assessments
  3. Online video interview
  4. Assessment centre
  5. Final round interview with senior member of the business

Candidates should be available to start the graduate programme on 12 September 2024.

If you think you may require disability-related adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact adjustments@employ-ability.org.uk our disability partner EmployAbility (employ-ability.org.uk)  for a confidential discussion and advice.

We recruit on a rolling basis and may choose to close this role earlier than advertised. Therefore we recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We recognise potential, whoever you are           

Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to clients through active management. Diversity of thought facilitated by an inclusive culture will allow us to make better decisions and better achieve our purpose. This is why inclusion and diversity are a strategic priority for us and why we are an equal opportunities employer: you are welcome here regardless of your age, disability, gender identity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or any other protected characteristics.


About Schroders

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 £737.5 billion (€831.3 billion/$887.2 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 6,100+ 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.

Source: Schroders, all data as at 31 December 2022.

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