Baillie Gifford & Co

Training

9.0 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The training is extensive, especially in the first month of the graduate scheme. You are put on various soft- and hard-skill training courses, including introductions to fund management and presentation skills etc. You are encouraged by your manager to keep a look out at all the courses that are put on throughout the year and to go on some."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Had lots of formal training, both technical and soft skills, at the start. I personally got more value from the soft skills courses but I think the technical side has been completely revamped now. There are a lot of opportunities for going on training courses throughout the year. I have also had the opportunity to go to a few tech conferences, which was great."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"There's a huge variety of training, from financial accounts to dealing with stress to valuation to writing with clarity. I can self-direct much of this."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"We have an excellent five-year graduate training programme."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"The first few months consisted of intensive technical training and a broad introduction to the organisation, but most of the training took place on the job. Besides the structured training programme, there were also numerous training sessions conducted by experienced external trainers available for registration by anyone in the organisation. I have picked up a lot of soft skills (eg communication and presentation skills) in addition to investment expertise."
Mid level, Edinburgh

2015

"For the first month of the programme you are in constant training. You are educated about the company and the different roles and departments within the company. Additionally there are often training courses run throughout the year which you can partake in. I have picked up extremely valuable communication and presentation skills through the training provided. I feel the training has been invaluable."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"There are a large number of training sessions in the first few weeks, to cover induction and role specific training. The majority of sessions are constructive but some of the soft skills sessions may not be applicable to all employees."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The training provided is top notch. CFA Level I and the IMC are requirements within the first two years, however, CFA Levels II and III are optional so there is no pressure to do them but support is provided if you choose to."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Part of investment management is developing your own ideas, and balancing this with listening to others. In that sense, training in this context is more like an exchange of views, rather than a one-way communication of best practice."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Training is excellent - both inhouse and external is a very high standard."
Graduate, Edinburgh
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