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Tom Davies

BSc Business Information Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University
Joined Baillie Gifford in 2013
Application Developer

What does your job involve

I create bespoke software applications, working closely with the business to understand users’ needs and develop innovative new technological solutions.

Emerging technologies

Since I’ve been here I’ve had the opportunity to work with advanced technologies including C# and new Oracle releases, and the latest software and database developments, liaising with a number of different business areas.


I had a number of internships at university, so I realised that I wanted a role where I could be creative and work closely with business users within a highly innovative environment. Baillie Gifford gives me that every day.

No graduate stigma

You can take on as much responsibility as you want and the support is there when you need it. No one says ‘you’re a grad trainee’ - everyone is treated the same – but equally you can’t use it as an excuse! My contribution isn’t capped and I’m encouraged to suggest new things.

A great place to live

I’d never been to Edinburgh before and when I came here for my first interview and walked around the city centre, I loved it right away. I didn’t know anyone at first but quickly built a wide circle of friends. I can’t imagine living anywhere else now.