Investment Management Graduate Scheme

City of Edinburgh
Competitive salary dependant on experience
26 Sep 2018
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Who is the company?

  • Our client is a long established, partner-run and hugely successful Investment Management firm based in the heart of Edinburgh.
  • The company has over 100 years of experience and assets under management exceeding £100bn.
  • Their approach to research, their determination to always look to the long term and their culture drives their success.



  • As a graduate trainee, 80% of your time is spent researching.
  • You will be collecting information to create your own unique viewpoint, helping you to spot investment opportunities.
  • Identifying and understanding the evolution of corporate culture as well as industry and societal trends will require creativity and skill.
  • The ability to explore politics, socio-economic conditions and current affairs is crucial and, whilst it can be challenging, it is also incredibly intellectually rewarding.
  • Within the first few months you will work with people from all levels of the business, from previous graduates, all the way up to partners in the firm.
  • Excellent written and communication skills are key as you will regularly write up your findings and present them to your team.


Why should you apply?

  • The firm is truly leading in its field and employs only the very best minds.
  • It has a collegiate, friendly company culture with extensive support and training, including for the IMC/CFA qualifications.
  • There is the ample opportunity for career progression with almost all partners having started at the company as graduates.
  • You’ll be working in the very heart of Edinburgh within beautiful, modern offices.


About you:

  • An outstanding academic track record is crucial, including being on track to receive at least a 2:1 in ANY degree subject. Undergraduate and postgraduate students alike are encouraged to apply.
  • This industry leader needs independent thinkers who are open-mindedly curious, interesting, enthusiastic, and questioning.
  • They are seeking resilient individuals to whom research comes naturally. You must be able to cope with uncertainty.
  • They are looking for brains and analytics, rather than financial experience or knowledge, so excellent candidates from any academic discipline should apply.

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