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Schroders is an independent asset manager with a strong heritage and culture based on over 200 years' experience.

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About Schroders

Schroders manages £256.7 billion on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. The firm employs over 3500 talented people worldwide operating from 37 offices in 27 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, close to the markets in which it invests and close to its clients.

Your Career

What to expect

The company only employ the most talented, innovative and ambitious individuals. People with an inquisitive mind and an appetite for a challenge. You'll need to show tenacity and a skill for finding solutions, as well as acting with integrity at all times.

Graduates with a strong academic record, including a 2:1 honours degree or above/equivalent will be considered.

Programme areas include:

  1. Investment
  2. IT
  3. Distribution (Sales & Marketing)
  4. Finance
  5. Wealth Management
  6. Overseas Graduate Programme
  7. Compliance
  8. Induction

It's graduate induction course provides a comprehensive overview of investment management and an in-depth introduction to the way Schroders work. Graduates from across the business attend this course together and it provides a great opportunity to get to know your fellow graduates and begin building invaluable networks with your peers.

Further training
Once you've joined your department, you'll benefit from on-going technical training and will be encouraged to study for a highly-regarded professional qualification.

Global mobility
It's a global firm with offices around the world, offering opportunities to work in another 37 worldwide locations.

On your first day at Schroders you'll be introduced to a mentor who will offer guidance and advice throughout your development programme - and beyond.


Schroders have built a highly successful business for more than 200 years by understanding how to get the best out of talented and ambitious people. For you as a graduate, that means you'll be empowered to make your own career decisions and given the freedom to thrive in a meritocratic environment.

You'll be provided with financial support and generous study leave to help you gain professional qualifications.

  • All graduates will undertake the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) during the first few weeks of the induction programme
  • Investment graduates will then continue by studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification
  • Finance graduates will work towards Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Distribution and IT graduates will be encouraged to pursue qualifications which are relevant to the roles on offer

The growth opportunities won't stop once you finish your initial training. Throughout your career, the dedicated Learning & Development team will ensure you have the support to continuously develop your skills and knowledge. You will also be encouraged to move forwards within Schroders by taking advantage of the wide range of career development options within its large and diverse business.

What does the future hold?

Looking to the future, I plan to become a qualified CIMA accountant and take on my second role with Schroders. And I look forward to becoming an established member of the Finance department.

Finance Graduate

Having studied Accounting and Financial Management at Loughborough, Emma-Lea joined in August 2012.