Location: London

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

Start date: 4 May 2021

Schroders is a global investment manager. They help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

They have around 5,000 people on six continents. And they’ve been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn’t change is their commitment to helping their clients, and society, prosper.

About the programme

Schroders has two opportunities to join them on a 6-month placement with the strong likelihood of permanent employment at the end of the programme. As part of the Diversity Project: Cross-Company Returner Programme, you will benefit from the Career Returners Coaching Programme with Women Returners and be part of a ready-made peer support group of other returners. You will also be allocated an internal mentor and buddy for your day to day questions.

Opportunities available with Schroders

Compliance Manager – Investment

As the financial services industry is tightly regulated, a key function of their Compliance team is to ensure that they adhere to these regulations in everything they do. But compliance is about more than just responding to regulations.  Schroders’ commitment to conducting business with honesty and integrity means supporting their employees in delivering the highest standards.

The Compliance team covers Investment, Distribution, Financial Crime Risk, Core Compliance and Wealth Management. You’ll report into one of the relevant team heads and work alongside other Compliance Managers with the wider support of Compliance Analysts.

As a Compliance Manager, you’ll be interacting with senior management team within the Compliance function and wider stakeholders within the business.

You’ll have relevant previous experience working in Compliance and your day to day activities will include providing advice and guidance to stakeholders, surveillance and monitoring, training and assisting in strategic firm projects and implementation of new regulations.


There’s a huge amount of change going on at Schroders. Technology is shaping their business more and more, so there are many opportunities waiting to be grabbed.  And because they are a big financial player, they can put hefty backing behind good ideas.

They are looking for a talented and motivated returner with previous technology domain experience. You’ll be part of a function working to solve business problems through technology. What you’ll do really depends on what you have done and where you land within the technology division. It could be working on their Cloud programme, a solution architect within Digital or a playing a role within their cyber security team.

You will be passionate about the value technology can deliver, thrive on solving the most difficult problems and enjoy working closely with skilled colleagues on common goals. You are willing to challenge the status quo and after some time away you cannot wait to get back into it.

What it’s like to work at Schroders

Joining Schroders takes individual talent, the ability to work together, and a passion for putting clients first. With inclusion and diversity such an important part of their offer, there’s no one Schroders type. But they all do share a belief in five core values:

Excellence: To excel and continually strive to do better.

Innovation: To challenge how things are done and anticipate future opportunities.

Teamwork: To work as one team for their clients.  To value the contribution of individuals and encourage healthy debate.

Passion: To share a deep rooted enthusiasm for what they do, demonstrating this through the dedication and energy they bring to servicing their clients.

Integrity: To build strong relationships based on trust and confidentiality.

Schroders has created a working environment that is open, collaborative and meritocratic, with high diversity in the nationalities represented. Schroders works hard at nurturing a culture of inclusivity and respect across the world.

They see employee retention as a key client benefit – helping them to foster the deep and lasting relationships that their continued success relies on. And so each individual joining Schroders can expect the same opportunities to learn, grow and progress within the firm.

How to apply

To apply for the technology opportunity, please visit here.

To apply for the compliance opportunity, please visit here.

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

If you have any questions feel free to contact Sally.Hudson@schroders.com

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