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2023 Product Internship Programme

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
Posted 4 days ago Permanent Competitive
2023 Product Internship Programme
Who we're looking for

We're looking for innovative interns to join our Product division on our 2023 Summer Internship Programme.

About Schroders

Schroders is a global investment manager which helps institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to our clients through active management. By serving clients, we serve wider society. Channelling capital into sustainable and durable businesses accelerates positive change in the world. Funding the future is a privilege: we use it wisely and responsibly.

We employ over 5700 talented people worldwide operating in 37 different locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients.

Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre and we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The department

The Product division is uniquely positioned within the organisation to drive change. Sitting between Investment, Distribution, and Infrastructure, Product is well placed to independently evaluate the market and identify key trends, while understanding the perspective different parts of the business in order to formulate the right strategy. The Product function is made up of a range of teams whose overall responsibility is to own the entire product lifecycle from idea to execution to ongoing monitoring of the product range.

The programme

Our 2023 Summer Internship Programme starts on Monday 12 June 2023 and runs for 10 weeks ending on Friday 18 August 2023.

This Programme will provide you with a unique introduction into the investment management industry and how Product operates within it. You'll be given introductory training and opportunities to network with people across the business.

During your internship you will be assigned one of the Product teams where you will have the opportunity to work on live projects and shadow senior executives.

The teams you could rotate into include Product Development, Product Strategy and Product Governance.

• Product Strategy- This team leads product strategy and innovation to ensure alignment with client needs and the anticipated investment landscape. The team seeks to build a strong understanding of the market, better inform Schroders' sales activity, improve product positioning and suggest product development ideas.
• Product Development - This team works across the entire product lifecycle, and is tasked with creating new products (e.g. funds) or solutions for our clients. Our job is to outperform our competitors by creating products that are innovative and suit our clients' needs.
• Product Governance - This team safeguards the best interests of investors throughout the product lifecycle encompassing idea generation, product design and development, and ongoing monitoring through to product closure.

What you'll be like

• A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills
• Creative - you'll be able to think outside the box and bring fresh ideas to the table
• Happy to get involved in variety of tasks and projects
• Be interested in the markets, investment management and global trends
• Flexible and open minded as you'll be rotating around different teams
• A growth mindset: we understand you may make mistakes, and when you do, we are looking for you to learn from these.

The knowledge, skills and qualifications we're looking for

• An honours degree or equivalent - we're not fussed when it comes to your degree subject or predicted grade
• Penultimate year of study or in final year of study but planning to continue further studies after the end of the Internship

Recruitment process

1. Online application form and CV
2. Online assessments
3. Video interview
4. Assessment centre

Candidates should be available to start the 2023 Summer Internship Programme on Monday 12 June 2023. The programme ends on Friday 18 August 2023.

If you think you may require disability-related adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact adjustments@employ-ability.org.uk our disability partner EmployAbility (employ-ability.org.uk) for a confidential discussion and advice.

We recruit on a rolling basis so recommend you apply early.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Diversity is at the heart of our culture. We strive to ensure inclusion at every level, to ensure that our actions match our words, and that our culture of belonging defines how we do business. Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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Job ID  4965
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