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Baillie Gifford FAQs

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What Graduate Training Programmes do you offer?

Baillie Gifford offers five Graduate Programmes in Investment Research, Application Development, Technical Infrastructure, Accountancy, and Business Operations.

Who do I contact if I have a special requirement and need help applying for the scheme?

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

Where are your offices based?

Currently, our graduate programmes are located in our head office in Edinburgh. We also have other office locations globally.  If you accept a place on one of our graduate programmes, you’ll need to either relocate to Edinburgh or be able to commute to our Edinburgh office.

Is there a minimum degree requirement?

We welcome applications from a wide range of disciplines and would expect a minimum 2:1 degree. (Applications for our Accountancy Graduate Programme require a Higher/A-level equivalent in Maths).

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 work experience.

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 will aim to get back to you in approximately 8 weeks, however timescales may vary depending on the number of applications.

Where will interviews take place?

Either at our offices in Edinburgh or over Zoom.

What are the benefits?

  • 34 days’ annual leave
  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Employer contributory pension

Are there any other key facts?