Operations Summer Internship 2021 - Edinburgh
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 Operations stream.
The role of Operations in Standard Life Aberdeen is to be at the heart of establishing and maintaining equilibrium in the firm. Through strategic and tactical operations activities, our function powers the investment management process and global distribution. We also play a core role in facilitating the product development process and, in turn, we help to foster innovation. As well as carrying out a variety of activities in house, we work with trusted third parties to ensure we have a truly global, scalable and efficient operating platform.
We have around 1500 colleagues globally (predominantly in the UK and with sizeable hubs in Asia Pacific and North America). We ensure exposure to senior leaders to enable you to learn from the very best professionals, all of whom are passionate about your development. We offer placements in a variety of operations teams; all providing quality in depth training, personal development and real-life work experience to kick start your 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 Operations stream, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility.
Regardless of which team you join within Operations stream you will gain a depth of experience; getting the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals across our business and engage in development activities with your peers on internship programme. You will be based with the same team throughout the placement.
Intern Programme Summary
At Standard Life Aberdeen, 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 complete a structured development programme over 10 weeks that includes training, networking and gaining exposure to senior stakeholders across the business.
On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our Graduate 24 month rotational graduate programme starting in 2021 within Operations stream. 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.
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 can demonstrate:
- Communication skills: Can clearly and effectively communicate both written and verbally.
- Team Work: Encourages team work, collaboration and breaking down boundaries when working with others.
- 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.
- Analytical : Effective in collecting and analysing information to facilitate and support decisions.
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.
Group Activity - This is your chance to show us how you work as part of a team and how you can add value to the task at hand.
Assessment Centre- This is the final stage in the process, where we get to meet virtually and you have the chance to really make an impression.
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.