Graduate scheme

£25,000 - £30,000

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

Job description

CANDRIAM is a European multi-specialist asset manager with a 20-year track record. CANDRIAM manages around EUR 144 billion of assets under management as at June 2023 with a team of more than 600 professionals. It operates management offices in Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, and London, and has client representatives in more than 20 countries throughout continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East. CANDRIAM offers investment solutions[2] in several key areas: bonds, equities, absolute performance strategies, and asset allocation. CANDRIAM is also a pioneer and leader in sustainable investing with, since 1996, a broad and innovative range covering all its asset classes.

Our values, our culture

Candriam – named after our values.

Conviction and responsibility are two values championed by Candriam, even to the extent of forming the company name: Conviction and Responsibility in Asset Management. Our company has a great culture and loyal workforce.

Candriam keeps its communications, both to clients and to staff, transparent. We say what we think, with no beating about the bush. That’s just one of the things clients like about us.

We’re more than a job-provider, we’re a career-builder

Candriam is a company that offers a true career path. Indeed, market growth and the expansion of our activities are a guarantee of opportunities in all our business units.

Joining Candriam today means contributing to this growth in the years to come, in view especially of our international ambitions.

At the job interview, the questions we put to applicants are designed to secure the profiles that best match our values. We are drawn to those who have demonstrated these values in their achievements. Candriam selects the best, as much for their skills as their personality. Ambition and humility are particularly valued by us, as they sum us up perfectly.

Programme information

Our traineeship will introduce you to investment management 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. 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. You will also be invited to attend a ‘Discovering Asset Management’ training session. Access to the Candriam Academy can be found on our website.

Our trainee programme is a fixed term one year contract paying £28,000.
You will receive 28 days annual leave.
All roles are based in London.
We will offer a sign-on bonus of £1,500 to cover a season ticket/clothes/deposit.

Programme Summary

This is a programme intended to give you a breadth of knowledge and experience within the business to enable you to make informed decisions about where you would like to develop your career.

You will join the GFI & Sales Intelligence team. The team is responsible for coordinating business with the world’s largest and most complex financial institutions.

Responsibilities include:

The role would suit someone that has interest in financial institutions and who wants to support the team with a high level of workload. Full training provided.

  • Collating and disseminating information from regional sales team to build global picture of the GFI.
  • Work closely with local sales teams to be in line with the global strategy.
  • Contribute to the business intelligence on the GFIs (Annual report, Nominations, Business organizations, Fund analysis, GFI Newsletter and CIO Views analysis).
  • Investigate on organizations of client groups (mapping, addressable AUM, Gate Keepers, current relationship, and funds approved) and prepare dedicated workshops sessions.
  • Help to define Team Account Plan on the group.
  • Extensive use of LinkedIn Sales navigator to develop a contact mapping org. chart and reporting structure by GFI.
  • Extensive use of Squirro/Morningstar to determine Candriam’s ranking among our clients, addressable AUM, current market share, and main competitors’ positions by product type.
  • Help to prepare decks for Platinum call coordination with New York Life parent company.
  • Track client inflows and outflows on a daily basis preparing a weekly summary.


If you are a school/college leaver or graduate who has an interest in working within financial services and has the following attributes, we are interested in hearing from you:

  • Good command of MS Excel, along with good numerical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proactive approach

How to apply

Send us an email - Please specify " Investment 20/20 application – GFI Coordinator ” in the subject

We would be grateful if you could send us your CV and covering letter (including the answers below).

Successful candidates will be invited for a telephone interview, and two face to face interviews.

As part of your application, please answer the below questions in 250-300 words per answer).

  • Tell us about your greatest achievement.
  • Tell us about the most interesting project or piece of work you have completed as part of your studies at either school/college or university that involved data.

What did you have to do and how did you manage to find the relevant data?

  • Tell us about the global issues that the recent conflict in Europe has brought to the fore?

Key dates

Online applications close 31st May, 2024.

Start date – July 2024 at the latest.

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email.

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