Business Operations is made up of over a dozen interconnected functions that are critical to the success of our business – from liaising with clients directly on accounting and administration matters, and reconciling trades with custodian banks, to processing trades or analysing operational risk.
It’s been described as ‘the oil in the machine’ – not seen on the outside but keeping everything within the organisation running smoothly.
This programme allows you to gain experience with all of these operational teams, and ultimately specialise in one area. We wouldn’t expect you to know right now which team you’ll join in two years’ time. That’s precisely why our rotational programme provides such exposure. And once you’ve built that foundation, you’re all set to launch your career here in a specialism that’s matched to your talents, interests and aspirations.
As a graduate trainee, you’ll be part of our Investment Operations function (the term we use within Baillie Gifford to describe this multi-disciplinary team). We find it more straightforward to call the graduate programme Business Operations, however, as it provides exposure to a diverse range of business functions.