Technical Infrastructure Internship
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Technical Infrastructure.
Hands-on experience.

A summer at Baillie Gifford could transform your IT career before it even starts.

Applications for 2024 will open in September

The team

As an independent global investment management business, cutting-edge information systems underpin everything we do. That’s why we’re constantly investing in the development of our technical infrastructure – and in the team of professionals who bring that technology to life.

Nearly 30% of our employees work in technology roles, the majority of whom are based here in Edinburgh, so the people in our IS teams are at the heart of the business. We don’t believe in barriers either. Colleagues co-operate and collaborate across different teams and technical specialisms. We learn from each other, which makes for a stimulating, inspiring and enjoyable working environment.


The placement

On our 10 week paid placement, you’ll be immersed in our IT environment 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. You can look forward to being part of a refreshingly open, cooperative, and supportive team culture.

More than that though, the focus here is understanding how those new and exciting technologies can be applied to solve today’s business challenges. Some of the major vendors we work with are 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.

Your internship will start with some structured overviews to give you an introduction to our business. From there you'll be immersed in a team within the Technology and Service Delivery area. These teams focus on technical support and systems resiliency, as well as on longer-term IT strategy and project implementation. In addition to working collaboratively with teams across Infrastructure and Service Delivery and understanding the day-to-day work of the teams, you will be involved in a live, ongoing project and deliver work in support of its objectives.

Through all of this, you can look forward to training and guidance from colleagues, plus support from an experienced mentor.

Our requirements

In the penultimate year of your studies in an IT-related discipline, we know that you’ll already have lots of ideas about how technology can support business performance, and you’ll want to see that in action. You’re also keen to be part of an ambitious and experienced team who shares knowledge and encourages creative thinking.

So what else? We like people who quickly become part of our team and who enjoy taking on responsibility, under the guidance of a mentor, and developing their practical skills and commercial understanding.

We actively involve our placement students in the team from the very beginning. There’s lots of opportunities to learn and you’ll experience all the different aspects of technical infrastructure with us. You’ll also discover the wide range of career opportunities we offer here.

Your placement here within our IS team provides the important skills which employers value and will definitely support your future career choices.

“The culture at Baillie Gifford is real, not something that is only there on paper. Everyone, including the partners and directors, have been friendly and supportive.”

Andrea Georgieva,
Placement Student 2021, Digital Security and Forensics in Cyber Security, Glasgow Caledonian University

Application process

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Complete a short online application form and upload your CV. 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 internship.

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If you are successful in the first stage, we will invite you for an interview with our Technical Infrastructure professionals. We will discuss the academic and life choices you have made so far, and also ask you to answer competency-based questions that assess your abilities and experience.

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The final stage will be an assessment centre with other applicants. This will include a second interview and a group exercise. You will also have the chance to speak informally to some previous interns and graduates.

Meet our People

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Imad Alarechi Technical Infrastructure
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Sean McGowan Technical Infrastructure
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Aidan Flood Technical Infrastructure

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