Location: Edinburgh

Opportunity: 6-month returnship; supported hiring into permanent roles; Fixed Term Contracts (FTCs)

Date: Sept for permanent/FTC roles; October – returnship

Closing Date: 15 August 2021 (extended)

**Applications have now closed**

BlackRock is delighted to partner with Women Returners on the Edinburgh Returners Programme, as they believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for their employees and a greater experience for their diversified global client base.

BlackRock is looking for candidates with prior experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services, who have had a career break of at least 18 months (with no upper limit). You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for the programme.

There could be many reasons for you taking time out; this may have been for childcare or eldercare, or to relocate. During your career break you may have been working on a part-time or freelance basis to fit around your other commitments or you may not have done any paid work for a number of years.

About the BlackRock Edinburgh Returners Programme

The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to full-time work for experienced candidates, across various areas of the business, and through various returner pathways, as detailed below:

  • A six-month paid returnship in Operations, Technology or BlackRock Solutions with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the programme
  • Supported hiring into permanent roles in Operations
  • Fixed Term Contracts in Finance

They are seeking experienced individuals who are client orientated and passionate about performance, who display collaborative and innovative mindsets, and bring an eclectic set of proficiencies to the workplace; prioritisation, analytical and organisational skills amongst others.

How will BlackRock support your return to work?

To fully support candidates in their transition back to full time work, they will provide an internal mentor and a buddy for your day to day questions. They offer a variety of internal networking groups, including a Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) to help you integrate into the business and culture. You will also benefit from the Returners Coaching Programme provided by Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners.

BlackRock is serious about their people and offer flexible working patterns, flexible time off, collaborative working spaces and a growing number of other benefits.

You can read about Sophie’s return to work with BlackRock here.

BlackRock Divisions keen to support a returner

Business Operations

Their global network of operations professionals centralize knowledge, equip teams with data and technology, and provide the information needed to innovate and deliver for internal stakeholders and clients.

To find out more about a 6-month returnship in Operations please visit here or a supported hiring role in Operations please visit here.


BlackRock has used technology to manage assets from the very first days of their business.  With the assets of BlackRock’s clients and over 200 technology customers on Aladdin they bear a major responsibility, both as a platform provider and as a fiduciary. Their powerful technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.

At the heart of BlackRock, is the Aladdin Product Group. Being a member of the Aladdin Product Group means working with industry leaders to build innovative and forward-looking products that shape the financial markets. The Aladdin Product Group creates next generation technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms

They are passionate about solving difficult problems through technology and are focused on utilizing the cloud to seek large scale challenges.  This means they run multi-discipline teams and require a varied skillset.

To find out more about a 6-month returnship in Technology please visit here.


EMEA Finance consists of Finance professionals in disciplines such as Tax, Business Finance, Treasury, Accounting Operations and Corporate Accounting. Within the Controllers’ Group, the Financial Reporting Group plays a key role in reporting the financial results for all legal entities within the EMEA region.

To find out more about a Fixed Term Contract in Finance please visit here.

BlackRock Solutions

BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges.  Within the group the Aladdin Implementation Group is responsible for the installation and deployment of Aladdin at BlackRock Solutions clients.

To find out more about a 6-month returnship in BlackRock Solutions please visit here.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Their clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations their financial wellbeing. BlackRock is passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. Their employees from around the globe are students of the market, students of technology, and innovative at the core.

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of their clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to them. They are committed to their clients—period. Their promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made BlackRock the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting them with trillions of dollars, and it is why companies, institutions and global governments go to them for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

How to Apply

Please submit your application by clicking on the relevant link below:

Operations – 6-month returnship

Operations – Supported Hiring 

Technology – 6-month returnship

Finance – Fixed Term Contract 

BlackRock Solutions – 6-month returnship

Please include the dates of your career break clearly in your application.

The closing date for applications is 15 August 2021 (extended) but please do apply ASAP as CVs are being reviewed as they are received.

With any specific questions relating to BlackRock, please email LondonReturners@blackrock.com.