Edinburgh and Lothian


Cutting edge technology at the heart of our business.

This is your opportunity to join Baillie Gifford, a leading independent global investment management partnership based in Edinburgh. With in excess of £352 billion* under management, we have over 1,400 employees and more than 700 clients across the globe.

Cutting-edge information systems underpin everything we do, which is why we develop most of our software in-house, operate a continuous development cycle and invest heavily in new technologies as well as the 300-strong team of professionals who bring that technology to life.

Job description

This ten-week placement from June to August in summer 2022 has been designed for students in IT-related disciplines. You’ll be a key member of our team from the word go, doing real work and taking real responsibility as you get your hands on the latest technology and explore what’s emerging. 

More than that though, the focus here is understanding how those new and exciting technologies can be applied to solve today’s business challenges. We work with major vendors including Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, Dell EMC, VMware, Palo Alto and Splunk. So yes, we’ll help you gain the kind of experience that will make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Starting with a structured induction that’ll give you a full overview of our business, you’ll move on to the IT Service Desk and then rotate around our Data Centre & Operations and Integration & Optimisation teams. You’ll also be involved in some key projects in both teams, finishing off with a return to the IT Service Desk to consolidate everything you’ve learned. Working within this collaborative, innovative and co-operative environment, you can look forward to full and ongoing training, plus support from an experienced mentor.

Person specification

You already have lots of ideas about how technology can support business performance, and you’ll want to see that in action. We like people who quickly become part of our team and who enjoy taking on responsibility and developing their practical skills and commercial understanding. 


£20,000 pro rata.


Please visit our website and apply via a short application form.

Closing date: 27 October 2021.

*March 2021

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