Location: London

Programme: 6-month returnship, part of the Diversity Project: Cross Company Returner Programme

Start date: 4 May 2021

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, built on a long standing culture of caring about the future and making a positive impact. Together they invest for a better future. They do it to make a difference to the lives of their clients and customers, their employees, society and their shareholders.

Standard Life Aberdeen is delighted to partner with Women Returners in supporting this exciting cross company programme in London.

How will you benefit from the programme?

Alongside the programme of support offered by Women Returners, Standard Life Aberdeen will match you with a buddy who will be on hand to offer day-to-day support as well as a mentor to support your ongoing development. Joining Standard Life Aberdeen will give you the opportunity to expand your professional network, through working with highly hardworking professionals across the business. As well as on the job learning, as a Standard Life Aberdeen employee you will have access to a wealth of learning and development resources. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with Standard Life Aberdeen’s many employee-led networks, such as the Women’s Development Network and Carers Network, providing a sense of community support within the organisation.

What are they offering?

Standard Life Aberdeen, in partnership with Women Returners, is looking to support up to 4 professionals through a 6 month returnship within the Investments Division. Applicants must have taken a career break of 18 months or more (as at May 2021). You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.

Standard Life Aberdeen is happy to discuss flexible working arrangements and their ‘smarter working’ policy designed to promote flexible working across the organisation.

What roles do they have available?

They are seeking individuals for the following areas within Investments:

  • Quant software development

Looking to attract those with strong programming skills in a variety of programming languages (Python and Matlab would be an advantage). You should have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office with good attention to detail and strong numerical/analytical skills. A technical or statistical background would be highly desirable.

  • Credit Investment Management – Fixed Income

Corporate Credit research area working on output across a number of companies/counterparties from multiple geographies. Looking to attract those with an understanding of fundamental company analysis and experience of Credit/Equity or Company Analysis in an investment context. It would also be beneficial to have a good understanding/experience of interpreting financial statements/accounting alongside strong excel skills.

  • Private Markets & Real Estate Structuring

A truly multi-disciplinary team, covering Investment, Capital Markets, Legal and Tax components in Private Markets & Real Estate. You will be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and productive; a strong teammate and senior professional. You should have project management, negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills and be competent in Microsoft products, particularly Word and Excel.

This opportunity may attract those with a legal or accountancy background or other relevant qualification. Exposure to the Financial Services Industry and previous solid understanding of either commercial transactions, fund transactions and/or real estate or private market transactions.

  • Private Equity Analyst

This area supports in all aspects of investment transaction work and project management within established investment policies and procedures. Looking for those with knowledge of private equity via experience of M&A transactions. Some experience in M&A processes and in the assessment of potential investments is required. Demonstration of thought leadership and/or process/product/client innovation.

About Standard Life Aberdeen

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, created in 2017 from the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management plc. Operating under the brand Aberdeen Standard Investments, the investment arm handles £583bn of assets making it the largest active manager in the UK and the second largest in Europe. It has a significant global presence and the scale and expertise to help clients meet their investment goals.

Their Values. Their strategic drivers are the foundations from which they deliver for all their partners: High Impact Intelligence, Enduring Relationships, Connections without borders and Future fit. You can find out more about how they bring value here.

Inclusive Culture. They are committed to exploring the possibilities of working smarter. This means they would like to hear from you, whatever way you like to work.

Standard Life Aberdeen have a long-term commitment to building inclusive workplaces; they value diversity in their workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone. If you need assistance or a reasonable adjustment due to a disability please let them know as part of your application and they will assist. You can find out more about their inclusive culture here.

How do you apply?

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021 (extended).

If you have any questions feel free to contact talent.acquisition@aberdeenstandard.com

If you have any questions regarding the overall programme, contact hazel@womenreturners.com