Location: UK: Edinburgh

Opportunity: Two year retraining programme

Start Date: September 2022

Apply by: 2 March 2022

**Now closed for applications**

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. Following a career break, this two-year programme is an opportunity to refresh 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.

What Baillie Gifford can offer you

The two-year Client Manager 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. There’s also the support of a dedicated mentor, who will be on hand to offer guidance and answer any questions.

The role

On completion of the two-year programme, you will continue as a Client Manager in the firm and become a hub of communications between clients and the business. You’ll explain investment strategies to new and existing clients, as well as communicate the performance of Baillie Gifford’s funds. So, you’ll be expected to stay abreast of trends and ideas, as well as keep up-to-date with Baillie Gifford’s investment strategies.

When clients come to you with their bespoke requirements and queries ­– you’ll work closely with internal teams to find the solution. All of which will help you develop your existing client relationships into new opportunities.

About Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford, put the interests of their clients ahead of their own. Clients as varied as pension schemes, charities, public funds and financial institutions. Established as an investment management partnership over 100 years ago, today they are a leading independent global business with over £352 billion under management and more than 1,400 employees.

The firm take a long-term approach to investing, seeking returns for clients over three, five or even ten years. Their investors research companies that have the potential to grow significantly over this time, which means questioning everything that happens in the world around them, and anticipating the consequences of local, regional and global trends. In other words, they try to anticipate what the future may hold.

The rewards

Baillie Gifford offer a very competitive fixed starting salary, as well as an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 15% employer contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Annual bonuses
  • 34 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 they’re looking for

Financial services experience isn’t required, as they’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds. However, there are some key attributes that will help you flourish as a Client Manager. These include the ability to build rapport with people easily, a flexible attitude that’s open to new ideas and solutions, and the ability to interpret complex ideas and information. Intellectual curiosity is key, as you’ll be expected to learn about different investment strategies and keep abreast of world events.

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications: 23rd February 2022.


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.