As part of one of the world’s largest investment companies we require world-class talent to produce the best outcomes for our clients. People are our greatest asset. We are uncompromising in our approach as we strive to attract, develop and retail the very best talent globally.
About the Role
The opportunity to join us as an intern is one that is unique, challenging and rewarding. We are currently looking for future leaders to join the internship programme in our Edinburgh or London office within our Distribution stream.
Distribution is the face of Aberdeen Standard Investments to our clients. Our role is to understand what investors need and make sure we have the solutions in place to meet those needs. Constantly changing markets and client needs make for a fast-paced and varied environment for interns to being their career.
From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge in the industry. Over the 10 week summer placement you will be given real work with tangible outputs within the Distribution stream, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility.
Our distribution stream will give you the opportunity to work in teams that connect our clients to our products. The three core areas of this stream are Distribution, Marketing and Product.
All areas of this stream are core in supporting our investors through their investment journey. Regardless of which team you join you will get the same depth of experience; getting the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals across our business. You will be based with the same team throughout the placement.
At Aberdeen Standard Investments, we look to develop our colleagues from the beginning of their career. During the ten week internship programme you will build knowledge within the department you are in as well as having the opportunity to build a network with other interns and wider colleagues.
As well as on the job learning, you will have access to a wide range of E learning courses and the opportunity to attend business information sessions for interns.
On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our Graduate programme starting in 2019. In addition to a structured development plan, our graduates are given the opportunity to rotate across our business during the 24 month programme. This programme gives graduates the chance to start their career in a highly supportive team environment, whilst gaining skills, experience along with support through further qualifications
All our internships require you to be on track for a First or 2:1 degree at undergraduate level in any degree discipline. In addition to this, we are looking for candidates who are interested in learning about the industry and confident in collaborating with others.
We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.
The summer internship application is made up of four easy to follow stages.
- CV & online application – If you’re serious about a role with us, it’s worth taking the time at this stage to get your CV and application right.
- Online tests – When doing the tests, it is always best to choose a quiet location where you won’t be disturbed.
- Telephone interview – This is your chance to have a conversation with us and to re-affirm your motivation for applying and interest in the stream you have applied to.
- Assessment Centre – This is the final stage in the process, where we get to meet you face to face and you have the chance to really make an impression.
Find out more about the application process on our website.