Equities Summer Internship 2021 – Edinburgh

Equities Summer Internship 2021 – Edinburgh

Website Standard Life Aberdeen

Company Overview

Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, our employees, society and our shareholders.

Standard Life Aberdeen is headquartered in Edinburgh and listed in London, with around 6,000 employees in offices in over 50 locations worldwide.

We meet the evolving needs of investors and savers. We do this by building lasting relationships and developing innovative products and services.

We invest in our employee’s development because we know that engaged people are central to achieving our vision. We’ll continue to attract the best talent to make our ambitions a reality.

About the Role

The opportunity to join us as an intern is one that is unique, exciting and rewarding. We are currently looking for world-class talent to join our summer internship programme running June –August 2021 in our Edinburgh office within our Equities, Investments stream.

The ASI Active Equities division has over 140 equity professionals around the world, each meeting companies, conducting in-depth research and sharing their insights with the wider team. We believe that deep fundamental research and a focused investment process are the most effective way to deliver long-term returns for our clients.

Much of our success is based on our outstanding team which adheres to our clear philosophy and robust, repeatable investment process. The team maintains comprehensive coverage of equity markets and enjoys direct access to company management at the very highest levels.

The scope of our research means we can offer a wide range of investment outcomes. These include high active, income, small-cap and responsible Investing strategies!

From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge. You’ll be encouraged to push yourself forward and develop the skills and abilities that will serve you well beyond your placement programme.

Every day, you’ll get the chance to put your talents to work, learn and grow, as you help us continue our exciting global journey to be a world-class investment company.

Intern Programme Summary

At Standard Life Aberdeen, we look to develop our colleagues from the beginning of their career. During the ten week internship programme you will build knowledge within the department you are in as well as having the opportunity to build a network with other interns and wider colleagues.

As well as on the job learning, you will have access to a wide range of E learning courses and complete a structured development programme over 10 weeks that includes training, networking and gaining exposure to senior stakeholders across the business.

Graduate Programme

On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our Graduate 24 month rotational graduate programme starting in 2021 within Equities, Investments stream. This programme gives graduates the chance to start their career in a highly supportive team environment, whilst gaining skills, experience along with support through further qualifications.

About You

We are looking for undergraduates and graduates in their penultimate or final year of studies to join our summer internship programme. We are looking for motivated candidates who can demonstrate:

Communication skills: Can clearly and effectively communicate both written and verbally.
Team Work: Encourages team work, collaboration and breaking down boundaries when working with others.
Trust & Integrity: Demonstrates the organisations’ values to deliver work with integrity and to high ethical standards.
Planning & Prioritising: Organises and priorities to efficiently accomplish tasks and meet objectives based on relative value, importance, and urgency.
Attention to detail: Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and organisation in work.
Analytical : Effective in collecting and analysing information to facilitate and support decisions.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

Application process

The summer internship application is made up of four easy to follow stages.

CV & online application – If you’re serious about a role with us, it’s worth taking the time at this stage to get your CV and application right.

Online tests – When doing the tests, it is always best to choose a quiet location where you won’t be disturbed.

Group Activity – This is your chance to show us how you work as part of a team and how you can add value to the task at hand.

Assessment Centre- This is the final stage in the process, where we get to meet virtually and you have the chance to really make an impression.

Find out more about the application process on our website https://www.standardlifeaberdeen.com/careers/early-careers

Please note, this vacancy has a closing date of Sunday 2nd May 2021.


We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  Standard Life Aberdeen supports a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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