Baillie Gifford- Trainee Administrator to Trading Team (vacancy filled)

Job Title: Trainee Administrator to Trading Team

Type: Modern Apprenticeship

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £18,000 per annum plus £500 sign on bonus

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm


Baillie Gifford is an investment management company founded in 1908. Since that time, we have grown into a leading global company and we invest in some of the world’s most exciting businesses. We work hard for our clients and employ over 1000 people, most of whom work in Edinburgh, but we also have offices across the globe. People are often surprised by the variety of roles available within Baillie Gifford, which can include investment managers, lawyers, finance experts, travel co-ordinators, client administrators and IT specialists. With a vast array of jobs, there may be a role for you that you hadn’t considered.

At Baillie Gifford, we’re incredibly committed to the wellbeing of our employees and we’re proud of our supportive working environment, with recent initiatives such as the Mental Health group and LGBT network. Our culture isn’t just limited to our work though – there’s an abundance of social events and groups to get involved in, from the annual dinner dance and office outing, to touch rugby and yoga classes. Not forgetting the free fruit, hot drinks and on-site restaurant to enjoy each day.

Work Environment:

You will work within our Trading team who strive to deliver a focused, high quality service to the firm’s investment team. You will be working in a team based in both Edinburgh and more recently, Hong Kong. You will be the first point of contact for all administrative and some operations queries. It’s a role where you will complete daily tasks, as well as work on projects that will improve the performance of the team as a whole. We will also provide training and support so that you can start making bookings too.

What might a day in this job look like?

As a Trainee Administrator, you will spend most of your time working with the Trading team, although you will also gain an understanding of how things work across some of our other teams within the Investment Services Group.

Your role will be to help provide an effective operational support service to the business. Your tasks will include updating internal documents; adding data to some systems; arranging meetings with our key counterparts and learning how to take efficient and effective meeting minutes.

During your time in Trading, you will assist in providing an efficient administration support to the team as required. This involves supporting our Head of Trading and the wider team, including our trading data analysts. You will be given support from within the team to allow you to learn the different aspects of the role and enjoy working with us. There is a lot to learn in this dynamic, busy department however we do not see this opportunity leading to a Trading role.

What will I Learn?

The apprenticeship programme will provide a combination of classroom based and on the job training to allow you to achieve an SVQ Information Business and Administration at SCQF Level 6.

Baillie Gifford is committed to helping its employees continually learn and develop so in addition to the apprenticeship qualification, you will have a formal induction programme and continued training throughout your time with us. This will be a combination of technical training to do your job to the best of your ability, some soft skills learning and the opportunity to learn about what our industry is all about.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, enthusiastic outlook and drive to succeed in their career.

You’ll be joining a team that’s focused on delivering the very best service for our investment teams so communication skills are essential. Your ability to build strong relationships make you a born team player, while your high level of motivation means you also work well on your own. Time management is also one of your key skills and you know how to multi-task and have a focus on the accuracy of your work.

How to Apply:

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