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Fidelity International

Future Leaders Graduate Programme

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Our Future Leaders Programme is specially designed for ambitious graduates seeking an accelerated career path. You will go through a series of rotations in our Global Workplace and Personal Investing Business areas, undertaking challenging and rewarding work.

You will have the opportunity to build a strong professional network with senior management across the organisation as you work on high profile change and transformation projects.  Dedicated mentoring and coaching from senior colleagues will challenge you to think differently and learn more about the wider business.

We aim to develop Fidelity leaders who will innovate, bring fresh ideas, new ways of thinking, and challenge existing processes in a global context.

Innovative Rotation Programme

Throughout the programme, you will rotate between different business areas within Global Workplace & Personal Investing. Your first 4-month rotation will be in the Client Services Team dealing directly with our customers, which will provide you with the basics to help understand the business and to enable you to succeed in your future placements. In addition to playing a large part in first line customer care, your rotation will also involve a project to look at ways to improve processes and procedure to increase efficiencies and customer satisfaction. We will then work together to help you select the rotations that match both your skills, interests and ambitions as well as business need as closely as possible, to provide you with the grounding to accelerate your career with us. 

Examples of some of the other rotations you may join…

  • Workplace Investing - work strategically to extend our footprint into new markets, develop new customer delivery models, drive efficiencies in our operating models for existing markets
  • Personal Investing - support and guide our clients to achieve their financial goals
  • Platform and Product - work directly with our teams developing new products, understand portfolio management, and gain an overview of the marketplace and what our competitors offer to clients
  • Advisory Change & Propositions (Fund Networks) - Partner with Advisory Firms to help them grow and develop by providing the services, tools and functionality they need for success
  • COO - Business Change - Identify and implement quality change with strong risk management
  • Business Management - Facilitate business governance meetings, board reporting and senior leadership team support

Experience and Qualifications Required

What we look for

Regardless of your degree discipline, we will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to help you get advanced professional qualifications and expand your skillset.  You’ll have the learning agility and intellectual curiosity to get up to speed in each of your rotations quickly and leave a legacy before you rotate again.

Thirst for knowledge

You will be highly driven with intellectual curiosity, ambition and an absolute commitment to serving the best interests of our clients. You’ll have the analytical skills to understand product performance and ideas to develop both new and existing markets

Build networks

You will have the ability to build your network with individuals from a range of business cultures and backgrounds.

Confident and articulate

You must be confident, enthusiastic and articulate enough to shine in front of clients, particularly when presenting

2:1 or above

You will have a minimum of three C’s at A level or equivalent and have obtained or be on track for at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent).

Learning and development

Unlike other firms that hire on a volume basis, we take on a select number of graduates. You will be highly valued here, so your development is heavily invested in from day one.


We invest a lot in our graduates, we will support you as you work towards relevant professional qualifications. 

Salary and Benefits

We invest a lot of time and resource into our graduates, ensuring you receive a really strong remuneration package including salary and lifestyle benefits. You will receive a starting annual salary of £36,000 in addition to a £6,000 welcome bonus. Your salary is reviewed annually and you are also eligible for the discretionary, annual performance-related bonus in addition to our pension plan, life assurance, private healthcare and 23 days’ annual leave entitlement.

Application process

We like well-rounded applicants, which is why we will ask you questions that will highlight your personality and potential.

Apply online

We value the different ways that people think. The best way to explore that is to hear from you. Our initial online application form is a quick and easy process designed to take as little time as possible, so you can get on to the immersive testing and interview stages - where you can really show who you are. Please get your application in by 10th April 2020. 

You will need to:

- provide an up to date CV

*Please note if you are currently on a Tier 4 student visa, this means you have the right to work in the UK

Online strengths assessment

Here you will be asked to rank several potential responses to some scenarios based on what you are likely to experience at Fidelity. When you submit your application form you will be automatically invited to complete our online assessment within 5 days. (Please check you spam/junk mail folder for the invite.)

Strengths-based interview

The next stage of our application process is either a face-to-face or Skype interview, depending on your location. The questions you’ll be asked here are a combination of motivational and strengths-based questions and give us a chance to understand what you enjoy and what areas of the role fuel your enthusiasm. It’s best not to over-prepare for these as we want you to be yourself and feel relaxed. Remember to think about specific examples of when you’ve demonstrated your strengths so that we can get a clear view of who you are a person.

Assessment centre

During the assessment, you will be involved in a mix of technical and motivational interviews, a numerical test or group task, and a technical case study exercise. The day is also a great chance for you to meet different members of the team here at Fidelity and ask any questions you have about the business - this day is as much about you making sure Fidelity is the right place for you as us assessing your strengths.


Stand out at the assessment centre and we’ll offer you a place on the programme. We can assign you a current graduate as a buddy to help with your decision making. Plus they’ll continue to be on hand to support you throughout your early career at Fidelity. If successful you will start on 7th September 2020.

Are you ready to Apply?

We recommend you apply early for all programmes. If application numbers are high we may decide to bring the application deadline forward. Please submit your application by 10th April 2020.

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