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Summer Internships Vacancies 2017

We have vacancies such as:

Customer Operations
Real Estate
Real Estate Finance 
Fixed Income Credit 
Money Markets & Foreign Exchange 
Global Sales 
Global Client Relations 
Global Operations
Standard Life Wealth 

Please see our website for further information.

Accounts Summer Internship

Our accounting team plays a big part in how our business performs. As well as accurate budgeting, forecasting and reporting, we also provide expertise to help inform our business decisions.

We look for people with excellent analytical skills and the ability to see the bigger picture. You’ll use your skills to make balanced decisions and
communicate clearly with your colleagues.

Actuarial Summer Internship 

Actuaries solve key business problems in a complex and fast-moving environment. They play a crucial role in our commercial success, and how effectively we manage our risks.

We’re looking for highly numerate, analytical minds. People with a passion for problem solving, continuous learning and taking responsibility. And people who communicate well with colleagues
at every level.

Customer Operations Summer Internship 

We always aim to provide excellent service for our customers – over the phone, in person or through our digital channels. Customer Operations manage the servicing strategy and standards that our business needs to be a world-class investment company.

To work here, it takes people who enjoy a challenge – solving problems, finding solutions, and identifying new opportunities.

HR Summer Internship 

We work to make sure that our business has the structure, talent and leadership to operate at its best. Our team aims to innovate, improve and lead change, so that our people deliver for our customers.

Our Interns need a genuine interest in HR, and a desire to keep learning. You also need to collaborate, communicate effectively and be able to see the bigger picture – to help us identify ways to improve how we operate.

Risk Summer Internship 

Our risk and compliance team works to protect and enhance our company’s value. We provide support and guidance across our business, to help it understand and manage its risks, opportunities and regulatory requirements.

We need people with strong analytical skills and a passion for problem solving. Risk graduates need to build relationships and communicate effectively, whatever the situation. You’ll need the desire to collaborate too, so you can make the most of your strengths.

Real Estate Internship 

To work in our Real Estate Team, it takes highly numerate people with the communication skills and confidence to be a strong negotiator. We need people with initiative, who collaborate effectively with those around them. 

Our summer internship is all about making the most of your opportunities. As a summer intern in Real Estate you will get - 

  • A unique opportunity to gain work experience at one of the UK’s largest institutional real estate investors.
  • Gain invaluable experience from a dedicated and highly experienced team.
  • An insight into all aspects of Fund Management including acquisition, asset management and client reporting.
  • The opportunity to be based in Edinburgh during the world’s largest arts festival.

The summer internship has been carefully put together to challenge you, but at the same time offer you all the support you need at the start of your career. As well as hands on experience, you’ll have access to development events; a buddy to support you during the programme and beyond and a placement manager provide structured feedback. 

Real Estate Finance Internship

The Real Estate Finance team supports the Real Estate front office through the provision of value add advice and support in financial decision support, financial management, tax advice, tax structuring, tax compliance reporting and supplier management.

Key Outcomes

  • Financial models and reports prepared in a timely manner to support fund management decision making.
  • An analysis and update of budget of spend on key suppliers;
  • Transfer pricing and intercompany loan documentation kept up to date; and
  • VAT compliance reporting completed in a timely manner.

Fixed Income Credit Internship 

The role of the Credit Intern is to provide analysis in support of the team’s management of corporate bond holdings for the firm’s clients. Analysis will be focused on UK and European corporates and financial issuers. A responsibility of the Credit Intern may be the production of company and sectorial research, or a specific project impacting portfolio positioning and strategy. The role will be based in Edinburgh.

We are looking for someone who is hard-working, enthusiastic, numerate, who has the ability to analyse and think for themselves, who wishes to learn about credit analysis and investments, and who will fit in to a strong team culture. Excel and or/modelling skills will be useful. 

Multi Asset Investment Internship

Our Multi Asset and Macro Investing team plays a big part in our global success. It's a growing team - now 70-strong - with responsibilities ranging from portfolio, risk and business management, to strategy, thought leadership and analysis.

The MAI Strategy team are responsible for analysing and researching global economic issues and feeding these into the investment process.
We look for analytical people, with an eye for detail and an appetite to keep learning. People with a willingness to take responsibility and rise to challenges. And people who collaborate and thrive in a team environment. 

Money Markets & Foreign Exchange Internship 

In Money Markets and Foreign Exchange, we’re responsible for cash and currency management in our business. The team manages about £50bn in cash investments, and trades around £400bn of foreign exchange transactions each year. It also offers a currency advisory service for our investment professionals.

We’re looking for highly numerate, analytical minds, and excellent communication skills. People who are excited about working in a trading environment, with the ability to perform under pressure. And people who will take real responsibility for their work.

Global Sales 

Global Sales, part of our Global Client Group, are responsible for generating profitable institutional and wholesale sales across our worldwide operations. Our success comes from building relationships with a diverse group of contacts including pension funds, multi-managers/fund of funds, investment consultants, intermediaries and sovereign wealth funds. In addition we aim to build asset flow via the Standard Life platforms and with global financial institutions and third-party platforms.

In the internship you’ll play a key role in linking the needs of your sales colleagues to the requirements and needs of the wider business. This requires excellent networking and collaboration skills, as you’ll be working alongside colleagues from right across our group, including legal, marketing, operations and our asset class teams.

Global Client Relations Internship

Our Global Client Relations function works to maximise client reach, retention and relationships. Its activities include relationship management, marketing, research and insight – across institutional, wholesale and retail channels in 48 markets worldwide.

We look for candidates who are highly numerate and creative. People with an ability to stay organised and deliver under pressure. And people who can communicate effectively with all colleagues, and are always keen to learn from them. 

Global Operations Internship 

Global Operations plays an important part in all areas of our investments business. It consists of a number of interlinked roles, supporting the investment management process and the distribution of our products.

To work here it requires ambition, with a willingness to learn and collaborate. Innovative minds, helping generate ideas to improve how we operate. And the confidence to take responsibility to deliver on these ideas. 

The internship will provide you with an understanding of our business. It’s experience that can help you decide how your shape your future career – whether it’s as a technical leader in a particular field, or as a strategic leader managing multiple teams.

Standard Life Wealth Internship 

Standard Life Wealth is our discretionary investment management business. Our Operations team work with client portfolio managers – supporting the operational administration and client service activities required for our clients’ investments. We are keen to hire an intern for 2017 to work within Operations in either London or Edinburgh.

For interns, there’s the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the client journey – from the initial contact and account set-up, right through to account closures. You’ll gain first-hand experience of building relationships with clients. Through your project work, you’ll also gain great insight into the change management process.


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