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Baillie Gifford FAQs

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Do I need to have studied a particular degree?

We welcome applicants with degrees in any subject for all our graduate programmes. We expect a minimum 2:1 degree across our programmes.

Do I need to have graduated within the last three years?

There is no time limit for how long ago you gained your degree and we welcome applicants who have gained postgraduate qualifications and work experience.

Can I apply for more than one than one programme or placement?

We encourage you to think carefully about which opportunity is right for you and to apply to one programme or placement. Find out as much information as you can and attend one of our virtual events to hear from the programme leaders and current graduate trainees.

What do I do if I have a special requirement and need help applying for a programme?

Just get in touch. We’ll do everything we can to make our application process accessible for you. So, if you do need our support, please contact us at hr@bailliegifford.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Where are your offices based?

As all of our UK graduate programmes are based in our head office, if you accept a place, you’ll need to either relocate to Edinburgh or be able to commute to our Edinburgh office.

Do you reimburse the travel and accommodation costs for interviews?

All first-round interviews will take place on Zoom.

Second-round interviews take place in our Edinburgh office. We feel it's important for you to see the office and the city where you could end up living and working. To support you, we reimburse interview-related expenses which include travel, accommodation (up to two nights) and food expenses. Please ensure you retain all receipts.

We also recognise that some candidates may have to miss a shift at work to attend a second stage interview with us. If this is the case, we will reimburse lost income while attending one of our assessment days. Further guidance is provided to all candidates who are invited to second stage.

How long is the application process and when are the interviews?

  • After submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email.
  • We aim to review your application within six weeks (Please note: timescales may vary dependent on application volumes).
  • If successful, first round interviews start in October and are offered on an ongoing basis.
  • If you progress to the second round, assessment days will start in November.
  • Offers are made on an ongoing basis. At your assessment day, we'll let you know when you're likely to hear back from us.

How long before I hear back about my application?

You will receive an automated response when you submit your application to confirm that we have received it. We aim to review your application within 6 weeks, however timescales may vary depending on application volumes.

What Graduate Training Programmes do you offer?

Baillie Gifford offers two Graduate Programmes in Investment Research and Technology Solutions.

Is there a minimum degree requirement?

We welcome applicants with degrees in any subject for our programmes. We look for you to be on track for a 2:1 undergraduate degree as a minimum, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

How long before I hear back about my application?

You will receive an automated response when you submit your application to confirm that we have received it. We aim to review your application within 6 weeks, however timescales may vary depending on application volumes.

What are the benefits?

  • 33 days’ holiday
  • Competitive salary - £55,000 for Investment Research, £42,000 for Technology Solutions
  • Annual bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Market-leading pension

Are there any other key facts?

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Intake: 20
  • How to apply: visit earlycareers.bailliegifford.com · Contact details: Telephone 0131 275 2000
  • Address: Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3A