The number of Investment2020 roles available each year varies but overall the number will increase as more companies join. In 2016 approximately 220 new roles were created. The number of roles available at each employer and each intake will also vary.
Trainee roles will vary across the employers and the various intakes. For example recent roles have include accounts, operations, human resources, compliance, marketing, fixed income and equities.
Yes, Investment2020’s one year trainee programme is different from a conventional graduate programme. Conventional graduate programmes tend to have a rotational element to them, however most of Investment2020’s one year trainee programmes do not. Trainee Programmes have a shorter contract (typically a year), the recruitment process is shorter, the entry requirements are not so stringent and the salary is lower than that of a conventional graduate programme.
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Yes, you can apply to as many companies as you would like.
Yes, trainee roles are paid positions. The salary of an Investment2020 trainee falls in a set range. Trainees are also eligible for company benefits which may include a season ticket loan and medical insurance. Salary and benefits vary slightly between firms.
Most Investment2020 Trainee Programme contracts are for 12 months but some are longer. With some employers it may be possible to secure permanent work there within less than 12 months.
Unfortunately there is no guarantee of a permanent role either during or at the end of your trainee contract. Failing to secure permanent work at the end of your traineeship is not necessarily an indication of your capability. Your employer may not have any vacancies during or at the end of your trainee contract. It is hoped that at the end of your trainee contract you will have sufficient new skills and experiences to add to your CV which will help you secure permanent work within the industry.
Most of our employers have no requirements in terms of grades achieved, subjects studied, university attended or previous work experience. Some employers may be running a school leaver programme only and will therefore focus their attention on recruiting school leavers while others will be looking for graduates only. Please refer to each employer’s vacancy for their specific requirements.
The minimum age to apply is 18. Employers will each offer different programmes, some may be aimed at school leavers and some at graduates. There is no set upper age limit but employers are ideally looking for young school leavers and/or graduates within a few years of finishing their education.
Typically it will not be possible to defer a start date.
If you would like to apply for a vacancy, the application must be submitted directly to the employer’s website. Their application processes can differ. Once you have sent off your application, their own recruitment team will get in contact and update you on your application progress.
Different job roles are advertised at different times throughout the year. It is best to apply for the job vacancy that you are interested in as it comes up. Not all the employers recruit at the same time, and some are open on an ongoing basis. Please click here to view the vacancy summary for each employer.
The Investment2020 trainee programme is a fixed term contract for one year or more, with the possibility that it will lead into a permanent position. Firms themselves do offer summer internships/work experience and placement years but this is part of their own company scheme and not a part of Investment2020.