Corporate Governance Trainee - Liontrust

Applications closed: 27.06.2024 .

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£25,000 - £30,000

You will join as part of the Investment20/20 programme.

Liontrust is a specialist fund management company that takes pride in having a distinct culture and approach to running money. The company launched in 1995 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. We are an independent business with no corporate parent, our head office is in London and we have offices in Edinburgh and Luxembourg.

Our purpose is to enable investors to enjoy a better financial future. We aim to achieve this by providing the environment which enables our fund managers and employees to flourish, helping our investors achieve their financial goals, supporting companies in generating sustainable growth, and empowering and inspiring the wider community.

Liontrust’s Strategic Objectives

  1. Continue to enhance the client experience and outcomes;
  2. Diversify the product range and investment offering;
  3. Further broaden distribution and the client base; and
  4. Strengthen our technological, data and digital capability to advance investment management, client service and business efficiencies.

At Liontrust our values support everything we do;

  • we strive for excellence, in our products, service and people
  • we do not follow the herd and have the courage to have independence of thought.
  • everyone at Liontrust has responsibility for their commitments, actions and for delivering on their promises.

Programme information

You will join as a trainee as part of the Investment20/20 programme. Our programme will introduce you to the investment management industry and you will gain industry knowledge, experience and develop relationships enabling you to progress your career and provide you with skills to secure a permanent role. During the programme you will have access to relevant training. As part of the Investment20/20 programme, you will have opportunities to meet and network with over 300 trainees across the industry and participate in socials and insight events.

Our trainee programme is a fixed term one year contract paying £26,500 plus benefits. You will receive 27 days annual leave. This role is based in London, is office based with some flexibility

The purpose of the role

The Corporate Governance Trainee will gain firsthand experience of the Liontrust Legal and Company Secretary team assisting with providing high quality secretarial and legal services to the Liontrust Group and its subsidiaries.

The successful candidate will develop a strong foundation in understanding the role of the Company Secretary varied and wide range of work the team (CoSec) undertakes alongside experiencing a broad range of legal work. Corporate Governance Trainee will play a key role supporting the team and gain experience working alongside the senior leadership team and Heads of Departments across Liontrust.

This role will support the General Counsel & Group Company Secretary, Head of Legal, Deputy Company Secretary and wider legal team.

Responsibilities include:

Providing administrative and clerical support to the legal and Cosec team including:

  • Being the first point of contact for internal and external enquiries
  • Organising Board and Committee meetings, preparing meeting packs and circulating papers.
  • Following up on actions from meetings ensuring these are completed.
  • Supporting the team with maintaining and updating records, including managing the contract management system.
  • Assisting the team to create accurate documentation.
  • Assisting with maintaining the Legal and Company Secretary intranet pages.
  • Assisting with Liontrust policy oversight and relevant reporting to Committees to ensure robust governance is maintained.
  • Collaborate with colleagues by participating in the Workforce Advisory Forum, a cross-departmental forum, identifying matters which impact the Liontrust workforce.

Skills and requirements

If you are an enthusiastic graduate keen to start your career in financial services and you have a passion to learn about corporate governance, we would like to hear from you. The following attributes, will help you be successful in the role:

  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and a good understanding of Microsoft Office, Teams and Excel.
  • Good organisational skills and able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively, be pragmatic and forward-thinking.
  • Ability to identify and manage confidential and sensitive information or situations in a professional manner.
  • Pro-active and enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team

How to apply

Email your CV and a cover letter to include answers to the following questions, in no more than 250 words per question:


  • Tell us why you are applying for this role?
  • Tell us about your greatest achievement and what you learnt from it.
  • Tell us about a time when you provided excellent client service or delivered a customer focussed outcome? You can use an example from any experience from your personal, educational or working life.

Please save your CV and cover letter as a single PDF and send your application to with Corporate Governance Trainee Application in the subject line.


The Use of AI Technology

The purpose of these questions is to give applicants an opportunity share their personal experiences and thought processes with the hiring manager.

We know that AI is an increasingly useful tool and we’re happy for you to use it to research and help form an answer, but you should not submit wholly AI generated answers – This will be checked.

The application process and key dates

Application Closing Date: 27th June 2024 at 5pm

First Stage Interviews: 2nd & 3rd July 2024

Second Stage Interviews: W/c 8th July

Start Date: 22nd July or ASAP

Unsuccessful candidates: 5th July 2024

Please note we recruit on a rolling basis so you are advised to apply early.

We are an inclusive employer. Please let the recruitment team know if you have a disability, condition or difference that may require us to make adaptation s.

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