Location: UK: Edinburgh

Opportunity: 2-year programme as part of a permanent role with the firm

Start Date: September 2023

Apply by: 20 March 2023

* Applications have now closed *

Invest in a new career

Whatever your background, if you’re a person who’s great at building relationships, then you could become a Client Manager at Baillie Gifford. Their two-year programme is the chance to take a new career direction or return to work and build on your existing skills while learning new ones. Financial services experience isn’t necessary, just a curiosity about the world around you and a real passion for learning new things.

Client Management at Baillie Gifford – building relationships

Baillie Gifford’s two-year programme includes a comprehensive induction to the firm and the investment management industry, as well as full support to study for professional qualifications. Throughout the programme you’ll receive on-going training and support, such as mock client meetings and practice pitches, as well as the opportunity to move between different teams.

What they’re looking for

Financial services experience isn’t required, as they’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds who display an interest in learning about the industry. However, there are some key attributes that will help you flourish as a Client Manager. These include the ability to easily build rapport with clients and colleagues alike as you convey complex information in an engaging manner both verbally and in writing. An eye for detail and intellectual curiosity are also essential to learn about their different investment strategies and keep abreast of world events.

The rewards
Baillie Gifford offers a £55,000 fixed starting salary, as well as an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 15% employer contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Annual bonuses
  • 33 days’ holiday
  • 52 weeks’ parental leave regardless of gender or length of service
  • Free access to confidential counselling and Headspace
  • Annual employee events programme
  • Employee networks that actively shape the working environment (Multicultural, LGBT+, Neurodiversity, Mental Health, Working Families & Carers)

What it’s like to work at Baillie Gifford

Returning to the workplace can be challenging for any mother, but after several years as a stay-at-home mum, Alicia Cowley decided the time was right. Now working as a Client Manager at leading investment firm Baillie Gifford based in Edinburgh, she tells us more about her journey back to the professional world. Before having children, Alicia had worked in financial services in London and Singapore. As she looked around for opportunities, she was attracted by Baillie Gifford’s openness to recruiting from a variety of industries and experiences:

“Baillie Gifford has a culture that respects all opinions and viewpoints – I was impressed by their openness to recruiting people from a range of backgrounds. Going back to work was challenging both professionally and emotionally. My role is to provide Baillie Gifford’s clients with the best possible service, and the clients must come first. However, the firm is always supportive if one of my children is sick or I need to attend a school concert. It’s an ongoing journey as my family’s needs change and my career evolves. I enjoy being part of a firm that is researching and investing in companies which are changing the world and shaping all our futures. Our investment teams never stand still and are constantly searching for the next insight or idea. It’s our role to communicate these developments to our clients, which makes Baillie Gifford an exciting and dynamic place to work.”

How to apply?

To find out more visit clientmanager.bailliegifford.com where you can read about the experiences of some of their recent recruits and apply.

Closing date for applications is 20 March 2023.

Baillie Gifford is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful culture in which each of their staff can thrive and develop. They believe their clients are best served by a diverse workforce with the experiences, ideas and perspectives this brings.