Accountancy Summer Internship 2021
Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, our employees, society and our shareholders.
Standard Life Aberdeen is headquartered in Edinburgh and listed in London, with around 6,000 employees in offices in over 50 locations worldwide.
We meet the evolving needs of investors and savers. We do this by building lasting relationships and developing innovative products and services.
We invest in our employee’s development because we know that engaged people are central to achieving our vision. We’ll continue to attract the best talent to make our ambitions a reality.
About the Role
The opportunity to join us as an intern is one that is unique, exciting and rewarding. We are currently looking for world-class talent to join our summer internship programme running June –August 2021 in our Edinburgh office within our Accountancy stream.
Our accounting team plays a big part in how our business performs and develops. It provides the analysis and information to allow accurate budgeting, forecasting and reporting. It also offers expertise and insight to support and inform the business decisions we take both within finance and across the wider business.
We look for people with excellent analytical skills, and the aim to make those skills count. An ability to see the bigger picture is important too – to help you to make balanced decisions, and communicate clearly with whomever you’re working with.
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, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility.
Regardless of which team you join you will gain a depth of experience; getting the opportunity to work with hardworking professionals across our business and engage in development activities with your peers on the internship programme. You will be based with the same team throughout the placement.
Intern Programme Summary
We look to develop our colleagues from the beginning of their career. During the 10-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 online learning courses and complete a structured development programme over 10-weeks that includes training, networking and gaining exposure to senior partners across the business.
On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our 36 month rotational graduate programme starting in 2022. This programme gives graduates the chance to initiate their career in a highly encouraging team environment, whilst gaining skills, experience along with support through further qualifications.
For both Intern and Graduate roles we aim to build experience through partnership and collaboration. We also pride ourselves on the natural sense of community we have – ensuring phenomenal support from colleagues and peers, allowing everyone to reach their full potential.
We are looking for undergraduates and graduates in their penultimate or final year of studies to join our summer internship programme. We are looking for motivated candidates who display the following skills:
- Communication: Can clearly and effectively communicate both written and verbally.
- Analytical : Effective in collecting and analysing information to facilitate and support decisions.
- Trust & Integrity: Demonstrates the organisations’ values to deliver work with integrity and to high ethical standards.
- Planning & Prioritising: Organises and priorities to efficiently accomplish tasks and meet objectives based on relative value, importance, and urgency.
- Attention to detail: Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and organisation in work.
- Team Work: Encourages team work, collaboration and breaking down boundaries when working with others.
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 and you have the chance to really make an impression.
We have a long-term commitment to building inclusive work environments; we value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.
Please contact us (email@example.com) if you require reasonable accommodation to be made to any stage of the recruitment process. Our Early Careers team will be pleased to discuss your needs and ensure that these are accommodated.
We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment. We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance. Standard Life Aberdeen supports a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.
If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.