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Salary                    £45k + benefits

Who we’re looking for             

We’re looking for keen and motivated graduates to join our Product division on our 2024 Graduate Programme.

We design and develop innovative products for our clients and we’re looking for creative, curious people. You’ll work with colleagues from across the business and build relationships, but we also need someone who is interested in learning about markets and helping to shape our strategy.

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 ambitions, 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                 

The Product division is uniquely positioned within the organisation to drive change.  Sitting between Investment, Distribution, and Infrastructure, Product is well placed to independently evaluate the market and identify key trends, while understanding the perspective different parts of the business in order to formulate the right strategy.

The Product function is made up of a range of teams whose overall responsibility is to own the entire product lifecycle from idea to execution to ongoing monitoring of the product range.  The teams you could rotate into include Product Development, Product Strategy and Product Governance.

  • Product Strategy- This team leads product strategy and innovation to ensure alignment with client needs and the anticipated investment landscape.  The team seeks to build a strong understanding of the market, better inform Schroders’ sales activity, improve product positioning and suggest product development ideas.
  • Product Development – This team works across the entire product lifecycle, and is tasked with creating new products (e.g. funds) or solutions for our clients. Our job is to outperform our competitors by creating products that are innovative and suit our clients’ needs.
  • Product Governance – This team safeguards the best interests of investors throughout the product lifecycle encompassing idea generation, product design and development, and ongoing monitoring through to product closure.

What you’ll be like                       

  • A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Creative – you’ll be able to think outside the box and bring fresh ideas to the table
  • Happy to get involved in variety of tasks and projects
  • Be interested in the markets, investment management and global trends
  • Flexible and open minded as you’ll be rotating around different teams

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, however a marketing focused qualification would be beneficial
  • You will be in your final year of study or already graduated

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

Recruitment process               

  1. Online application form and CV
  2. Online assessments
  3. Online video interview
  4. Assessment centre
  5. Final round interview with a 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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