Application Development Internship
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Application Development.
Turn theory into practice.

Spend ten weeks working on a live development project with us.

Applications have now closed for the 2022 intake

The team

Our Application Development team creates software solutions that make our business work better and smarter into the future. We work with advanced technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, ASP.NET Core, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, and C#. What’s more, we collaborate with major suppliers and field trial their new technologies - we look at how new software works and help develop its functionality before anyone else has even seen it.


The internship

Running from June to August, our Application Development Summer Placement has two key strands.

Following a week’s induction, you and your fellow intern will work together as a team on a live technical project for the firm. What’s important is that you’ll have responsibility for the full lifecycle - from taking the initial brief to project planning, programming, testing and delivery. You’ll meet with our experienced technical and business leads at every stage, who will support you throughout the process.

Running alongside your project, you will have a range of development opportunities with other teams in the department. So in the first weeks when you are gathering requirements, you will spend time learning from our Business Analysts. Then you’ll meet with Project Managers to learn more about our Agile working environment and see how other teams put Agile methods into practice. There will also be exposure to quality analysis and development procedures, plus the chance to see first-hand the work of testers and developers. So as you spend time with the experts, you will be able to apply what you learn directly to your technical project.

Our requirements

We are looking for penultimate year students studying a software development related degree, who are fascinated by emerging technology and keen to explore its potential. You’re just as eager to find out how that technology can be used to drive a leading investment management business.

So when you apply, we want you to tell us about any websites or apps you’ve built, blogs you’ve written or technical forums you’ve contributed to. Show us your problem-solving approach to technical challenges too. We want to hear about your experiences and how your strengths play out in real situations - perhaps from a part-time job or a society you’ve been part of while studying.

We’re looking for well-rounded individuals who have a positive approach to new challenges, enjoy the buzz of collaboration but are happy to work independently. As the technical projects will be web-based applications, you will need to know your way around web technologies.

“I’ve been impressed by how much Baillie Gifford aims to develop its people, in all aspects. There's been a good mix of both technical and professional skills training.”

Harris Uddin,
Placement Student 2021, Computer Science, Heriot Watt University.

Application process

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Complete a short online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. We will review your application to find out more about you and assess whether you have the ability, attributes and curiosity to take on our placement.

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If you are successful in the first phase, we will invite you for an interview with our Application Development professionals. They will look at your application with you and discuss the academic and professional choices you have made so far.

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The final stage will involve some teamwork and technology-related practical activities.

Meet our People

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Elise Craig Application Development
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