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Fidelity International

ESG 6 Month Internship Programme 2021 - London, UK

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We hold equities in thousands of publicly traded companies listed on stock exchanges throughout the world. These companies hold meetings to obtain shareholder approval at annual general meetings (AGMs) and extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) on matters affecting the businesses required by local company law and regulations.  
The ESG / corporate governance group makes voting decisions on behalf of Fidelity and our clients in accordance with Fidelity’s Responsible Investment Policy and our proxy voting guidelines.   
The decision-making process for the European region is managed by FIL’s UK based ESG team who work closely with Fidelity’s investment team.  The team also has regular interaction with FIL’s other regional ESG teams and Fidelity’s client services teams.   

What you’ll be doing: 

We don’t expect you to come straight in and know everything about what we do. 
As an intern, and whatever you’re studying, we’ll help make sure you get the most out of your time with us. 
You’ll get hands on experience of the key parts of the voting process, exposure to related parts of the business and contribute to us meeting our ESG responsibilities. 
You’ll review meeting materials and draft communications to our investment team. You’ll assist with oversight of the voting platform including reviewing the pipeline of events and collating information to prepare research communications. 
You’ll assist on Corporate Governance Policy and ESG Research projects to enhance efficiency and automation and create content for clients. 

What we look for: 

You’ll be highly organised with excellent written communication and drafting. The work you’ll be doing requires great attention to detail, problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and maintain good relationship with stakeholders. 
We welcome applications from students from all degree backgrounds. If you’re inquisitive and ambitious, an internship at Fidelity is a great opportunity to discover whether this kind of work is for you. 
As a minimum requirement you’ll need to:

  • Have an ABB or above at A level or equivalent. If you didn’t achieve ABB, we’ll consider your results contextually
  • Penultimate year student of Bachelor or Masters degree, graduating in 2022 / Final year student of Bachelor or Masters degree, graduating in 2021
  • Be on track for a 2:1 or above
  • Have an interest in ESG
  • Commit to an internship from February to August 2021 

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we.  We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more.  
As a flexible employer, we trust our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our clients and our business. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.  

Training and Development 

You’ll start the internship with a mini induction, during which we’ll introduce you to investment management and how it fits into the City, as well as to financial markets. After that, there are many more ways to develop your skills as your internship progresses.  
A series of ‘lunch and learns’ hosted by key business speakers will give you a first-hand, genuine insight and help you find out about the full scope of our business.  
Social and networking events will help you get to know our people and culture. All the while you’ll be learning on the job, working to clear goals and understanding your own potential.  

Future Opportunities 

During your time with us you’ll get to learn even more about what you enjoy, what you’re great at, and how to choose a career path that suits you. Our internship programme may even lead to a place on our graduate scheme, if that’s what you’re looking for. 

How to Apply 

Please submit your application, including CV  by Friday 20 November 2020. 
We’ve worked hard to ensure our new process is fast and efficient. That means our application deadline is not about just ‘getting your foot’ in the door by 20 November, you need to apply, pass the online strengths-based assessments and submit your video interview by 20 November as well.  
All assessment centres will take place late November / early December. 

About Fidelity International  

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.5 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $608.7billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals. 
Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $437 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures. 

Our Values 

Integrity - Doing the right thing, every time and putting the client first
Trust - Empowering each other to take the initiative and make good decision 

Our Behaviours

Our employees should be:  
Brave - Challenge the status quo, be accountable and speak up
Bold - Act with conviction, encourage diverse thinking and keep things simple
Curious - Learn to do new things in better ways and encourage fresh thinking  
Compassionate - Have empathy, care for colleagues, clients and the community

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