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  1. APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

    EXPLORING AT THE EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY

    We’re looking for individuals who can take business challenges and transform them with technical solutions. If you have the passion for technology, then we can give you the skills to experience full stack development and the entire project lifecycle.
  2. ACTIVELY INVESTING IN I.T.
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  3. OUR APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY
    What’s new? What’s better? What’s next?

    Application Development at Baillie Gifford is all about working with technology to create new and cutting-edge business solutions. Working primarily with applications that run on both Oracle and SQL server databases, our Application Development team focuses on creating software solutions that make our business work better, now and in the future. We use advanced technologies like ASP.NET Core, C# and eID, as well as HTML 5 platforms, Angular, iOS Mobile Development and Android.

    We also work with major suppliers and field trial their new technologies. That means you could be looking at how new software products work and helping to develop their functionality before anyone else.

    OUR APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY
    What’s new? What’s better? What’s next?

    Application Development at Baillie Gifford is all about working with technology to create new and cutting-edge business solutions. Working primarily with applications that run on both Oracle and SQL server databases, our Application Development team focuses on creating software solutions that make our business work better, now and in the future. We use advanced technologies like ASP.NET Core, C# and eID, as well as HTML 5 platforms, Angular, iOS Mobile Development and Android.

    We also work with major suppliers and field trial their new technologies. That means you could be looking at how new software products work and helping to develop their functionality before anyone else.

  4. Join us and you’ll have the opportunity to work with leading-edge systems across the full project lifecycle. You’ll receive training and support to be involved in every stage of the process from gathering requirements and full stack development through to testing and deployment.

    You’ll also be joining our journey towards an entire DevOps culture and practice. Many companies are just starting to explore DevOps, but we’re ahead of the curve. Our size has allowed us to be agile and take more risks than many larger financial services organisations.

    We’re introducing DevOps best practices such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), enabling frequent releases and faster feedback. Our development teams are provided with best-in-class tools, such as Visual Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), allowing us to adapt to the rise of new approaches such as Git.

    Although this role is at the forefront of technology innovation, it’s not tech for tech’s sake. You’ll collaborate with colleagues across the organisation and gain a full understanding of what they need from their technology. Then it’s over to your team to create imaginative solutions that deliver results for the business.

    THE ROLE
    Explore. Innovate. Deliver.
    THE ROLE
    Explore. Innovate. Deliver.

    Join us and you’ll have the opportunity to work with leading-edge systems across the full project lifecycle. You’ll receive training and support to be involved in every stage of the process from gathering requirements and full stack development through to testing and deployment.

    You’ll also be joining our journey towards an entire DevOps culture and practice. Many companies are just starting to explore DevOps, but we’re ahead of the curve. Our size has allowed us to be agile and take more risks than many larger financial services organisations.

    We’re introducing DevOps best practices such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), enabling frequent releases and faster feedback. Our development teams are provided with best-in-class tools, such as Visual Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), allowing us to adapt to the rise of new approaches such as Git.

    Although this role is at the forefront of technology innovation, it’s not tech for tech’s sake. You’ll collaborate with colleagues across the organisation and gain a full understanding of what they need from their technology. Then it’s over to your team to create imaginative solutions that deliver results for the business.

  5. THE ROLE
    Example of your 2 year programme.
    THE ROLE
    Example of your 2 year programme.
  6. "Within the Application Development team, you’ll find a broad range of backgrounds. It’s certainly not all about the tech skills. It’s more about our people, team fit and culture. The firm see you as a long-term investment and they’re willing to put time and effort into your development."
    Rhys Powell, Application Developer
    BSc Computer Science, University of Hull
  7. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
    The person behind the C.V.

    The most important attribute you need to thrive in Application Development is a passion for technology. In terms of your degree, it doesn’t have to be in computer science, in fact it could be in any subject with a minimum 2:1 grade. We’re more interested in whether you’ve built a website, written a blog or contributed to technical forums. However, knowledge of a programming language will give you a head start when you join the team.

    When we meet, we’d like to hear about your interest in emerging technology and problem-solving approach to technical challenges. Share your thoughts with us on how technology can transform businesses and make them work better. Tell us about your strengths and experiences, perhaps from an evening job or student society role, and help us see how you’ll fit into our team.

    Yes you’ll need technical bias, but we’re looking for more than that. We want you to have the curiosity to ask questions and explore new ideas. You must be keen to contribute to our team environment, and collaborate with anyone around our business.

    WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
    The person behind the C.V.

    The most important attribute you need to thrive in Application Development is a passion for technology. In terms of your degree, it doesn’t have to be in computer science, in fact it could be in any subject with a minimum 2:1 grade. We’re more interested in whether you’ve built a website, written a blog or contributed to technical forums. However, knowledge of a programming language will give you a head start when you join the team.

    When we meet, we’d like to hear about your interest in emerging technology and problem-solving approach to technical challenges. Share your thoughts with us on how technology can transform businesses and make them work better. Tell us about your strengths and experiences, perhaps from an evening job or student society role, and help us see how you’ll fit into our team.

    Yes you’ll need technical bias, but we’re looking for more than that. We want you to have the curiosity to ask questions and explore new ideas. You must be keen to contribute to our team environment, and collaborate with anyone around our business.

  8. We know that everyone’s different, which is why we take a different approach when recruiting graduates. Our application process doesn’t include online assessments or telephone interviews, only face-to-face meetings. Once you’re with us, you will join a culture that cares about you as an individual. You’ll work closely with senior employees and receive regular guidance from your line manager to ensure you reach your full potential.

    And the support goes beyond your role; we’re also incredibly committed to the wellbeing of our employees. Groups such as the LGBT network, the mental health group, as well as clubs like touch rugby and yoga play a vital part in creating a culture that we’re proud of. Life at Baillie Gifford is about working hard, not working long hours. We want you to enjoy a healthy work/life balance as you progress in your career.

    We believe in treating our employees well, and that includes financially. We offer an excellent starting salary that’s competitive with other investment management firms, plus a benefits package that includes an annual bonus, generous pension, life assurance, discounted private healthcare and 34 days’ holiday as standard.

    There are many factors that contribute to our unique culture, but none more so than one – we’re an independent business. Baillie Gifford is wholly owned by the 44 partners who work within the firm. So the decision makers aren’t faceless CEOs, and you’ll be meeting some of them in the first week you join. It’s this that makes us different. We’re a business where people matter. Where you’re not just a number, you’re our investment.

    WHAT CAN BAILLIE GIFFORD OFFER YOU?
    An opportunity to develop.
    WHAT CAN BAILLIE GIFFORD OFFER YOU?
    An opportunity to develop.

    We know that everyone’s different, which is why we take a different approach when recruiting graduates. Our application process doesn’t include online assessments or telephone interviews, only face-to-face meetings. Once you’re with us, you will join a culture that cares about you as an individual. You’ll work closely with senior employees and receive regular guidance from your line manager to ensure you reach your full potential.

    And the support goes beyond your role; we’re also incredibly committed to the wellbeing of our employees. Groups such as the LGBT network, the mental health group, as well as clubs like touch rugby and yoga play a vital part in creating a culture that we’re proud of. Life at Baillie Gifford is about working hard, not working long hours. We want you to enjoy a healthy work/life balance as you progress in your career.

    We believe in treating our employees well, and that includes financially. We offer an excellent starting salary that’s competitive with other investment management firms, plus a benefits package that includes an annual bonus, generous pension, life assurance, discounted private healthcare and 34 days’ holiday as standard.

    There are many factors that contribute to our unique culture, but none more so than one – we’re an independent business. Baillie Gifford is wholly owned by the 44 partners who work within the firm. So the decision makers aren’t faceless CEOs, and you’ll be meeting some of them in the first week you join. It’s this that makes us different. We’re a business where people matter. Where you’re not just a number, you’re our investment.

  9. “You can take on as much responsibility as you want and the support is there when you need it. No-one says ‘you’re a grad trainee’ – everyone is treated the same. But equally you can’t use it as an excuse! My contribution isn’t capped and I’m encouraged to suggest new things.”
    Tom Davies, Application Developer
    BSc Business Information Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
  10. DEVELOPING YOUR CAREER
    Steer your own path.

    Our two-year graduate programme is all about learning and discovering just where your long-term career could take you within Baillie Gifford. The first three months are your induction and it’s at this time you’ll receive the technical training you need to become a full stack developer. To ensure your development is well-rounded, we’ll also provide you with professional training such as presenting, networking and effective meeting techniques. There’s even the opportunity to gain professional qualifications like the Investment Operations Certificate, and we’ll offer our full support including tutoring and study leave.

    After this comprehensive induction, you’ll begin a graduate trainee project. Working in teams on real business requirements, you’ll get involved in the complete project lifecycle. But you won’t be flung in the deep end; a mentor will be on-hand to help you at every stage of the process.

    Once your initial training is complete, you’ll do two placements in different business streams to help you gain a breadth of knowledge and skills. This will help you consider your career options, which could see you progress to become a technical specialist or into a management role.

    But you don’t stop learning once the graduate programme is complete. When you move into a permanent role, you’ll continue to grow your knowledge and develop throughout your time here at Baillie Gifford. It’s this culture that sees our graduates go on to become the very best they can be, because it’s your success that fuels our own.

    DEVELOPING YOUR CAREER
    Steer your own path.

    Our two-year graduate programme is all about learning and discovering just where your long-term career could take you within Baillie Gifford. The first three months are your induction and it’s at this time you’ll receive the technical training you need to become a full stack developer. To ensure your development is well-rounded, we’ll also provide you with professional training such as presenting, networking and effective meeting techniques. There’s even the opportunity to gain professional qualifications like the Investment Operations Certificate, and we’ll offer our full support including tutoring and study leave.

    After this comprehensive induction, you’ll begin a graduate trainee project. Working in teams on real business requirements, you’ll get involved in the complete project lifecycle. But you won’t be flung in the deep end; a mentor will be on-hand to help you at every stage of the process.

    Once your initial training is complete, you’ll do two placements in different business streams to help you gain a breadth of knowledge and skills. This will help you consider your career options, which could see you progress to become a technical specialist or into a management role.

    But you don’t stop learning once the graduate programme is complete. When you move into a permanent role, you’ll continue to grow your knowledge and develop throughout your time here at Baillie Gifford. It’s this culture that sees our graduates go on to become the very best they can be, because it’s your success that fuels our own.

  11. MEET PAST GRADUATES
    Hear from the people who began right here.
    MEET PAST GRADUATES
    Hear from the people who began right here.
    Yvonne
    Ashley
    Laura
    Chris
    Faizan
    Rianne
  12. STAGE ONE
    Complete our short application form, which includes questions about why you’d like to join us and what you think makes us tick. Then attach your CV and a covering letter.

    STAGE TWO
    We’ll invite you to our Edinburgh office for an interview with one of our HR team as well as one of our IS professionals. We’ll run through your CV with you, talk about the academic and professional choices that you’ve made so far, together with some competency-based questions.

    STAGE THREE
    This is a final and more in-depth stage of interviewing. You will attend an assessment centre with other applicants which will include a second interview and group exercise. You will also have the chance to speak informally to current graduates, managers and HR representatives about Baillie Gifford.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Enough about us, we’d like to hear about you.
    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Enough about us, we’d like to hear about you.

    STAGE ONE
    Complete our short application form, which includes questions about why you’d like to join us and what you think makes us tick. Then attach your CV and a covering letter.

    STAGE TWO
    We’ll invite you to our Edinburgh office for an interview with one of our HR team as well as one of our IS professionals. We’ll run through your CV with you, talk about the academic and professional choices that you’ve made so far, together with some competency-based questions.

    STAGE THREE
    This is a final and more in-depth stage of interviewing. You will attend an assessment centre with other applicants which will include a second interview and group exercise. You will also have the chance to speak informally to current graduates, managers and HR representatives about Baillie Gifford.

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    LIVING IN EDINBURGH
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  15. GOT A QUESTION?


    Please email us at vacancies@bailliegifford.com and we will get back to you.

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    GOT A QUESTION?


    Please email us at vacancies@bailliegifford.com and we will get back to you.