Application Development

This 10-week programme is your opportunity to work across the whole software development lifecycle as you learn about our pioneering Information Systems department and Baillie Gifford as a firm. Discover how leading-edge technology can drive business forward in the fast-evolving investment management industry.

Read more
Technical Infrastructure

We’re offering a 12–15 month paid placement to penultimate year students in IT-related disciplines. Starting in summer of 2020, this is your opportunity to build on your studies and skills, and to gain real-life work experience in our 300-strong IT team.

Read more
Business Operations

Spend between 8–12 weeks immersing yourself in one of the diverse operational functions that underpin our business. Gain real-world experience, work on live projects and boost your future prospects.

Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your offices based?

Our office is based in central Edinburgh and all of our internships and placements will be based here. Interviews will be carried out in Edinburgh too.

When do applications open?

Applications for the Application Development Summer Internship and Technical Infrastructure Placement open in mid-August 2019. Our Business Operations Summer Placements open for applications in November 2019.

What is the closing date for applications?

Application Development and Technical Infrastructure close on the 29th November 2019. While our Business Operations Summer Placements close for applications on the 31st December 2019.

What do I do if I have a special requirement and need help applying for a programme?

Just get in touch. We’ll do everything we can to make our application process accessible for you. So, if you do need our support, please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

Are the placements and internships a direct route to the graduate training programmes?

While they are not a direct route into our graduate training programmes, you will receive guidance on our recruitment process.

What is the salary for the internships?

Application Development Summer Internship - £20,000 pro rata
Technical Infrastructure 12-15 Month Placement - £20,000 pa plus bonus
Business Operations Summer Placements - £18,000 pro rata

How many places are available?

The number of Business Operations Summer Placements available depends on business need, but last year we had ten opportunities across our operational departments. There are currently two places on our Application Development Internship and a further two on the Technical Infrastructure Placement.

What are the start and finish dates?

Our Technical Infrastructure Placement starts in the summer of 2020 and runs for 12–15 months. For our Business Operations Summer Placements the length depends on the department, but they typically run from June until August. Our Application Development Internship also runs from June to August.

Meet the Interns

Marissa Lam Business Operations
Gabriele Balysevaite Technical Infrastructure
Scott Graham Application Development

Early Career opportunities

Graduate Programmes

Investment Research, IT, Accountancy and Business Operations Graduate Programmes.

More on Graduate Programmes


Modern Apprenticeships for 16 to 24 year olds.

More on Apprenticeships