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Investment20/20 Apprentice Job Description

Schroders 2024 Corporate Sustainability

(Workplace Services) Apprenticeship Programme

Salary – £25,000 pa

Who we’re looking for

If you’ve just finished school or college, and gained A-levels or BTECs, and you’re not sure that university is for you, then our two year Corporate Sustainability (Workplace Services) Apprenticeship Programme provides you with a chance to take the first step in your career and earn while you learn.

You’ll be part of our Sustainability team within Workplace Services which is part of infrastructure. We help to provide critical services that support our wider business. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn, has a passion for sustainability and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to our organisation’s sustainability strategy. This Apprenticeship is designed to provide experience and exposure to various aspects of corporate sustainability. You will get hands-on experience in setting sustainability strategies and reporting across, our offices, supply chain, business travel and wider infrastructure, as well as working towards your Level 4 – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner qualification.

*Please note we do not accept graduates or individuals currently studying towards a degree

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


You will join as an apprentice as part of the Investment20/20 programme, you will have opportunities to meet and network with trainees and apprentices across the industry and participate in training, socials and insight events.

The Team

You’ll be part of the Sustainability team, within Workplace Services which provides facilities, estates management, utilities, travel management and physical security services internally to Schroders. They are also responsible for operational sustainability strategy and reporting and drive emission reductions across the Group.

You will also work with our central Corporate Sustainability team who are responsible for devising and delivering Corporate Sustainability strategy around people and planet for the Group.

What you’ll do

As a Schroders apprentice, you will spend 20% of your time working towards achieving the Level 4 – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner qualification, the rest of your time will be spent working with your team and gaining the skills you need to build your expertise. Some of the tasks and projects you’ll be involved in are:

  • Support the monthly collating, inputting, verification and analysis of environmental data working with the Head of Climate and Environment, Corporate Sustainability.
  • Support implementation of sustainability policies and practices across our global offices
  • Act as a champion for environmental issues within the organisation, identifying opportunities for environmental initiatives and support to implement office sustainability action plans.
  • Support our Supply Chain Sustainability Manager to gather data and information on our suppliers and their sustainability commitments.
  • Conduct research on sustainability best practices, industry trends, and regulatory requirements to support decision-making processes.
  • Support sustainability working group meetings to maintain meeting minutes and action logs.
  • Assist in the preparation of sustainability communications, including internal newsletters, reports, and presentations and contribute to the development and delivery of sustainability awareness programmes for employees.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

  • You must be 18 years old by 2 September to apply for the 2024 intake
  • You must have gained A-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects – no minimum UCAS point required
  • At the start of your new apprenticeship, it is important that you are not currently enrolled in another funded apprenticeship or any other funded further education or higher education program.
  • Please note that funding for a repeated qualification is not available
  • Those undertaking a level 3 or higher apprenticeship must achieve a level 2 in both English and maths (i.e. a GSCE grade A* to C (or 9 to 4)) or equivalent

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

  • A-levels or equivalent qualification in a relevant field (e.g., Geography, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics)
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Any experience in providing excellent customer service in any industry

Ultimately, we can teach what you need to know about the job we just need you to bring your drive, passion and enthusiasm to make the most of the opportunity to start building your career.

What you’ll be like

  • You’ll be an ambitious and enthusiastic self-starter who is eager to learn more about our industry and our business
  • A team player with good communication skills and a pro-active approach to getting things done, you’ll love a challenge and are keen to work in an exciting, fast paced environment.
  • You’ll be flexible and eager to learn and enjoy working with others to get the best results

Recruitment process 

  1.       Online application form and CV
  2.       Online assessments
  3.       Online video interview
  4.       Assessment centre

Please note we recruit on a rolling basis so recommend you apply early.

Please only apply for one school leaver role (either an apprenticeship or trainee role). As you go through the recruitment process, you may be considered for similar roles.

We’re looking for the best, whoever they are 

Diversity is at the heart of our culture. We strive to ensure inclusion at every level, to ensure that our actions match our words, and that our culture of belonging defines how we do business. We are an equal opportunities employer. You’re welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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.

Start date:    2nd of September 2024


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 £750.6 billion (€866.2 billion/$956.9 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 2023.