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How many Investment2020 roles are available each year?

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.

Are the same roles available in each intake and at each employer?

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.

Is a Trainee Programme different from a conventional graduate programme?

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.

What is the recruitment process?

Please click here to understand the process and prepare your application:

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Can I apply to more than one company?

Yes, you can apply to as many companies as you would like.

Is a trainee role a paid experience?

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.

How long are Investment2020 Trainee Programme contracts?

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.

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of a trainee contract by my employer?

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.

What qualifications do I need to apply for a Trainee Programme?

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.

Is there an upper or lower age limit to apply?

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.

Is it possible to defer a start date?

Typically it will not be possible to defer a start date.

Is registering my email with Investment2020 enough to apply for these positions or is something else needed?

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.

Can I apply for a role starting next summer?

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.

Does Investment2020 offer work experience for undergraduates in the form of a summer internship or placement year

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.