At Schroders, asset management is our business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients - the creation of long-term value. We manage £313.5 billion (EUR 425.4 billion/$462.1 billion)* on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.
We employ over 3700 talented people worldwide operating from 37 offices in 27 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business. *Source: Schroders, all data as at 31 December 2015.
WHY JOIN US?
Schroders is extremely proud of its long and successful history, but we are always focused on the future. Our people have always been our most important asset and are at the heart of everything we do, therefore developing a deep pool of diversified talent is one of our key strategic goals.
Our employees have always been committed to the firm, sharing the Board’s vision of being a world class asset manager. We have five core values which underpin our business – Passion, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence, and we look for these in any potential future employees. This has been a key part of our stability in recent years, with 93% of our talented employees retained across the firm in 2012.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination. The firm expects its workforce to reflect the diversity of the many communities in which it operates, and believes that appointments to roles should be based on merit and performance.
Schroders also recognises the importance of ensuring an appropriate work/life balance. In London, a free on-site gym is provided, as well as subsidised sports and social activities and free medical screenings. Employees are also encouraged to take up to 15 hours of paid volunteer leave each year. A flexible working policy is in place to recognise the diverse needs of employees in managing the responsibilities of their work and personal lives.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Our trainee programme is designed for school leavers and offers a variety of year-long paid placements. It gives individuals a fantastic introduction to investment management and valuable experience of working in the City. In addition to this, it provides a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the industry while developing key skills and building strong relationships within the organisation. It offers trainees a fantastic opportunity to gain relevant experience to help them secure a permanent role after completing the programme, either at Schroders or elsewhere.
We are fully committed to our trainee programme, and as well as an introduction to fund management, successful candidates will also benefit from a wide range of development opportunities through networking events and ‘lunch and learn’ sessions with fellow employees from around the business
We offer traineeship opportunities across many of our business areas, so please visit our website to find out how our heritage can become the platform for your future:http://www.schroders.com/en/people/starting-out/
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