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.

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Technical Infrastructure

We’re offering a 10 week summer internship to penultimate year students in IT-related disciplines. Get hands-on with the latest technology, as you gain real-life work experience in our 300-strong IT team.

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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.

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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 and Technical Infrastructure Internships open in mid-August 2020. Our Business Operations Summer Placements open for applications in November 2020.

What is the closing date for applications?

Application Development and Technical Infrastructure close on the 27th November 2020. While our Business Operations Summer Placements close for applications on the 21st December 2020.

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 Summer Internship - £20,000 pro rata
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 seven opportunities across our operational departments. There are currently two places on our Application Development Internship and a further two on the Technical Infrastructure Internship.

What are the start and finish dates?

Our Application Development and Technical Infrastructure Internships run from June to August 2021. Our Business Operations Summer Placements vary in length and depends on the department, but they typically run from June until August 2021.

Meet the Interns

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

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