Standard Life Investments – Trainee Programme 2014

Trainee Programme Case Study – Standard Life

Trainee Programme – Standard Life

We are looking for enthusiastic, positive and hard working individuals to join our 2014 trainee programme. Work experience is not an essential, our focus is on finding those with the right attitude and values who are willing to learn.
Who are you?
You will be motivated, driven and have a ‘can do’ attitude. You might not have had any work experience but that’s OK, we are looking for people who are flexible, great at working as part of a team, willing to take on new challenges and passionate. You will have a minimum of 2 Highers (or equivalent) and have a real desire to learn quickly.
What the role involves
The programme will run for 12 months from Summer 2014 and is linked with the Investment 2020 scheme. You will be based at our headquarters in Edinburgh and add value by filling a role in one of our business functions. You will be expected to work 40 hours per week and in return you will gain a competitive salary and benefits package as well as huge amount of hands on experience and a thorough understanding of how an investment management company operates. Our 2013 trainees have been placed in a wide range of business areas including Operations, Finance and Global Client Group.
What we can offer
We will offer you lots of on the job training. Your line manager and colleagues will provide help, guidance and support to ensure you become fully trained in your role. You will gain a vast amount of knowledge through being given the opportunity to learn and understand the key deliverables of the team you are working in.
We place high value on training and development and there will be a wide variety of development opportunities available. These range from lunch and learn sessions where you will gain key skills development or gain knowledge about a specific area of the company to formal courses appropriate to your specific needs.
You will be enrolled in a comprehensive induction programme where you will be able to learn more about us, including our strategy, our vision and our key policies and processes. We will make sure you are prepared to join your team by providing bite size sessions on the key skills you’ll need to hit the ground running in your role.
You will be allocated a mentor who you will meet regularly to get advice and support on the challenges in your role and guidance for future development.
We value the individual strengths of our people. We believe that helping you to identify your strengths is vital to your success therefore we will give you the opportunity to complete a strengthsfinder questionnaire and then coach you on how you can utilise your strengths in the best way.
By joining as a trainee at Standard Life Investments you will have an instant network of contacts as you will go through induction with your fellow trainees. We’ll organise lunches and other sessions throughout your time to make sure you have an opportunity to get to know each other. You will also build a network of contacts throughout Standard Life Investments which will help you to learn more about the company and gain a broad knowledge of the investment management industry.

How to apply and contact details

Apply online at or go directly to the job advert

The closing date for applications is 2 May 2014.

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