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2019

"Training and development is taken seriously with lots of options to learn (and build on) skills. The work/life balance is also fantastic and helps us build a productive and progressive environment internally. It's well balanced with good working hours."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Getting excellent opportunities early on in our career. There's travel and opportunities for meeting many companies and their senior management teams. We can work in close proximity to senior investors etc."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The best thing is how open you can be about the type of work you want to do and the projects you'd like to be involved in. This also goes for any training or events you'd like to attend. Taking part in anything that will introduce you to new skills is highly encouraged here, all you need to do is ask."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"It's an incredibly supportive company and people take the time to ensure that I am receiving enough help in learning the industry and support me through exams. They are also fantastic at providing a work/life balance so I am given enough work to do but I don't have to sacrifice my social life to do it."
Graduate, Edinburgh

2018

"Baillie Gifford is a very sociable and close-knit firm, giving you the opportunity to build relationships with a wide range of people. Everyone is very approachable so you can ask for help when needed and you are given responsibility from day one. I feel Baillie Gifford really cares about its employees and does a lot to look after them."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The work environment is very relaxed and I very rarely have to work late. There are a lot of very nice people and we have a very comfortable office, good salary and great pension contributions."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"The best thing is the work/life balance. Our hours are civilised and we are treated very well; I think it makes a huge difference to morale and productivity."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"We have intellectually challenging and highly enjoyable work. We're also constantly learning, be it about industries, companies or broader changes going on in the world. I enjoy working with investors who are world-class in what they do."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"The tremendous support and ample opportunity to develop as an investment professional. The structured training programme is well designed and constantly improving. We get to work with, and learn from, some of the best fund managers in the industry. We are also encouraged to travel to meet top corporate management very early in our careers."
Mid level, Edinburgh

2015

"Baillie Gifford offers you continuous training (technical, financial, soft skills) and gives you enough time to grow your skills."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"You are given tasks with high responsibility and can ask for help whenever required. You are almost thrown in at the deep end, but with all the help you need whenever required. Someone is always willing to help out."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The work is intellectually stimulating. I work with friendly and approachable colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds. I appreciate the sensible working hours, and the fact that I personally have a short walking commute."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The ability to conduct rigorous, independent investment research, and the company's readiness to back my personal enthusiasms."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Good level of responsibility from the outset. No 'graduate' tag. Good perks (free lunches while on training, free Costa coffee on site)."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"It is a very social company; there are a lot of social events which is a great way to meeting colleagues."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Very comprehensive three year training program; interesting people with different academic backgrounds."
Graduate, Edinburgh
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