Apprenticeship Programme 2017 (permanent)

Schroders Investment Management
02 Mar 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


If you've just finished school or college, and gained A-levels or BTECs, and you're not sure that university is for you, then this programme provides you with a chance to take the first step in your career and earn while you learn. Over the course of your first two years you will spend 20% of your time each week training and gaining the skills you need to build your expertise and establish yourself as a specialist within your team.

As an apprentice, you will be based in our offices in central London. Schroders apprentices quickly learn to enjoy the vibrancy of the City and the opportunities to explore working life as they train and become professionals in their field of interest.

We pay our apprentices competitively, above the London living wage, which means you can afford to move to London and experience the first step in your career without the need for additional financial support.

Although you may have never heard of Schroders before visiting our website, this apprenticeship could be for you because we will teach you about what, why and how we do what we do. At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll become a specialist in your business area with the supporting professional qualifications and accreditation.

As a Schroders apprentice, you will spend one fifth of your time receiving training and working towards achieving your apprenticeship accreditation; the rest of your time will be spent working with your team, doing a real job, and building robust experience in your field of work. This combination will propel your career forwards as you become a certified professional.


We have apprenticeship opportunities available across the following areas of our business:

• Operations - there are multiple teams within Operations, all of whom work to ensure that all transaction activity across Schroders is correctly reflected on the accounting platform, and more importantly, is agreed, settled and reconciled in a timely manner. It's a time critical environment requiring a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to multi task and communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external counterparties alike.

• Sales and marketing - this part of our business is responsible for evolving the right products for different clients to provide effective solutions for their needs. We need to ensure we keep ahead of competitors in selling our products intelligently and with integrity, and in marketing and communicating effectively.

• Risk and Compliance - the risk and compliance teams work with people across the business advising colleagues on regulatory requirements and helping Schroders manage its regulatory and reputational risks. It is principally concerned with the regulatory requirements and expectations of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. We'll teach you what all of this means if you join one of these teams.

• Technology - Technology at Schroders is about problem solving and providing high quality solutions to the business. Whether it's protecting the business against cyber security breaches, developing new programmes, enabling the business in its use of new technologies or facilitating quality business practices such as Agile, our technology professionals are at the heart of what makes our business run.

• Finance and Tax - the Finance and Tax departments are critical to any organisation. The Finance department is made up of a number of teams with each performing a different role, such as billing and collecting fees from clients, analysing how the business has performed each month and forecasting how it is expected to perform in the future. Similarly, our Tax team provides support and advice to the global business in all tax matters, looking to minimise the amount of tax payable by the Group subject to the applicable laws and our Tax Strategy. Many people are attracted to work in these teams due to the variety of work they offer and the opportunity to understand what underpins the success of a business.

• HR - Schroders success lies in our diverse range of people and it's our HR professionals who enable each one of them to be outstanding. The HR department is made up of a number of teams, such as learning and development, recruitment, and HR Business services who all work together to ensure our people develop and are rewarded in a way that helps them meet their potential.

Application process

As part of the application form we will give you the opportunity to state whether you have a particular preference for any of the above areas, however, we also ask you to indicate in your application which skillset, from the below list, best describes your strengths.

• Planning and process management skills
• Written and verbal skills
• Numerical and analytical skills
• IT skills

There is just one application form for our Apprenticeship Programme, so when you apply you will be asked to state your areas of preference to enable us to match you to the right team for you.

Why apply?

Whichever team you join, the apprenticeship training is designed to ensure that career progression is good and leads to opportunities to develop specialist knowledge. As an apprentice you will be expected to get involved with all the everyday tasks of your team while also performing additional project work and analysis as and when this arises. You will develop a number of core skills including the ability to work efficiently as part of a team and building the confidence to make an impact in a business environment.

The people who work at Schroders are the company's most valuable asset and therefore development and retention is taken very seriously. This makes Schroders a very rewarding place to work. The company is also one of the most successful and well known brands in the Asset Management industry and therefore is a great place to start to any career.

An apprenticeship at Schroders will provide you with an excellent opportunity to enter the Asset Management industry while also developing key skills and commercial acumen through extensive on the job training.

Many people stay with the business for a long time, attracted by the development opportunities we provide to build a successful career. The extent of the impact you can make will depend a lot on how much effort you put in. However, whichever team you join, there are always opportunities to get involved with projects and to make an impact that is recognised by senior management.

We are looking for ambitious self-starters who have the enthusiasm and willingness to learn more about our industry and our business. You will need to demonstrate an interest in working for Schroders as part of the apprenticeship programme. We can teach what you need to know about the job, what we need from you is a pro-active approach and willingness to make the most of this opportunity to gain experience and to start to build your career. We are looking for candidates with at least 96 UCAS points. You will need to be 18 years old by 21 August 2017 to apply for this intake. When completing your application and preparing for interview, think about what sets you apart from other candidates and how you can demonstrate this through considered examples.

Key dates

Applicants should be aware of the following key dates:

• Online applications will close 30 April 2017
• Int
erviews in Schroders' offices between May - July 2017
• Start date: Monday 21 August 2017

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.