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About Baillie Gifford & Co

This is your opportunity to join Baillie Gifford, a leading independent global investment management partnership. Today, with in excess of £200 billion under management and more than 700 clients across the globe, we have over 1,200 employees working at our head office in Edinburgh.

Let’s forget about your degree for a moment, and instead, focus on you. Are you an inquisitive thinker with the imagination to see the world differently? Do you have the curiosity to explore new possibilities and the desire to create solutions that drive future development? Then we’d like to meet you. We think our investments aren’t all that different from the graduates we look for – it’s all about potential. If you join one of our five graduate programmes, our next investment will be you.

Investment Research

We’re searching for people from any degree subject who have the vision to imagine what the future could look like. Here you’ll delve into potential investments and research them from every possible angle – politics, people, culture and more. It’s not just about gathering information as we’ll want to hear your own unique viewpoint. We’re searching for original thinkers who can articulate how they see things differently.

Application Development

We’re looking for people who can create innovative software solutions to make our business work better. Working with users around the business, you’ll define and create systems with cutting-edge technologies, including HTML 5, JavaScript, Angular, ASP.NET Core, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, and C#. While your degree can be in any subject, knowledge of a programming language is essential.

Technical Infrastructure

This is your chance to explore how advanced technologies can shape the future of business. Our team maintains and develops our entire IT operation and uses technologies from leading vendors, such as Dell EMC, Oracle, Splunk, Bloomberg and Palo Alto. We’re looking for individuals from any degree background who can demonstrate an interest in technology


The unique structure of our programme allows us to do things differently. Instead of choosing a specialism from the outset, you’ll rotate through five different departments in our firm, giving you the chance to experience a variety of roles, including opportunities in both fund and corporate accounting. You’ll work as a valued member of each team, while receiving comprehensive support to gain your CA qualification.

Business Operations

We’re looking for people who strive to make things better. Join a two-year rotational programme and experience the full cycle of over a dozen operational teams that support our growing business. Once you’ve built that foundation, you can launch your career in a specialism that is matched to your talents, skills and aspirations. Inquisitive minds from any degree can apply.

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