August 10, 2023

Finance Analyst Solutions Graduate Programme


Are you a dynamic and ambitious graduate eager to kick-start your career in finance? Schroders invites you to join our prestigious 2024 Solutions Graduate Programme within our Solutions division. This is your chance to learn, grow, and make a meaningful impact in the heart of London's financial hub.

Position Details

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £45k + benefits
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2023

About Schroders

Schroders, a global investment manager, stands at the forefront of driving positive change through responsible and sustainable investment. With over 5700 talented professionals across the world, we empower institutions, intermediaries, and individuals to achieve their financial goals and contribute to a better future.

Your Role

As a Solutions Graduate at Schroders, you'll experience:

  • Tailored Rotations: Rotate across Consulting, Portfolio Implementation, and Derivatives teams for comprehensive exposure.
  • Industry Qualifications: Attain the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and CFA Level 1 professional qualification.
  • Learning and Networking: Engage in immersive training sessions, attend senior-led "Lunch and Learns" and "Coffee Hours," and connect with industry experts.
  • Mentorship and Support: Benefit from personal mentors, graduate buddies, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Wellness Perks: Enjoy free use of private GP services, on-site gym, and staff restaurant.

As a graduate at Schroders, you'll have the opportunity to rotate across two of the following teams on one-year long rotations: Consulting; Portfolio Implementation; Derivatives.

  • The Consulting team advises over 100 defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes. You'll be assisting with investment modelling, client education, and helping clients achieve desired outcomes. Further tasks could include modelling pension liability cash flows, designing long-term investment strategies, and providing updates on investment strategies.
  • The Portfolio Implementation team constructs and monitors multi-asset portfolios, managing risk and return to align with client goals. You will assist with planning, executing, and reporting on portfolio transitions, modelling trades across asset classes and markets, providing trade and exposure analysis, conducting ongoing risk monitoring, and measuring investment performance.
  • The Derivatives team at Schroders provides innovative solutions to help pension schemes manage their liabilities, assets, and returns. As a member of this team, you could model pension liability cash flows, design liability matching portfolios, monitor hedge portfolios, execute trades, deal with client queries, and report on hedge portfolio performance.

Who We're Looking For

  • Curious and Adaptable: Embrace challenges, learn continuously, and explore diverse solutions.
  • Innovative and Analytical: Think creatively, solve complex problems, and contribute fresh ideas.
  • Passionate about Finance: Show enthusiasm for financial markets, trends, and economics.
  • Effective Communicator: Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Educational Background: Honours degree or equivalent, in final year of study or already graduated.

Why Choose Us

  • Accelerate Your Growth: Gain industry-recognized qualifications and hone your skills.
  • Immerse in Finance: Learn from experts, gaining hands-on experience.
  • Expand Your Network: Build valuable connections in the industry.
  • Contribute to Positive Change: Join us in driving responsible investment and positive impact.

Application Process

  1. Apply Online: Complete the application form and attach your CV.
  2. Assess Your Abilities: Successfully pass online assessments.
  3. Video Interview: Engage in an online video interview.
  4. Assessment Centre: Participate in our assessment centre.
  5. Final Interview: Conclude with a final interview with a senior business member.

Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity to launch your career in finance. Apply now and become a part of Schroders' journey towards a sustainable and impactful future!

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