Armed forces programme

Our armed forces programme allows talented service leavers to gain commercial experience to complement their existing skills. This then enables them to build long term careers at Schroders.

Individuals are selected to join one of a number of business areas, based on their unique skillset and experience. All members of the programme are given training and development opportunities alongside their interesting and varied day-to-day roles.

Roles and opportunities 

The programme runs six month paid internships from May to November each year. The roles change each year, but you could work in one of a variety of areas including: Wealth Management, Project and Change Management, Distribution Operations, Corporate Services or Technology.

Currently all roles are in the UK, in our London offices.

Who we’re looking for

To be eligible for this programme applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of regular service in the armed forces. We recognise and value the typical qualities of former service personnel; we are looking for bright individuals with an evidenced background of high achievement. Individuals are expected to be educated to degree level as well as demonstrating leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills, and an interest in the asset management industry.

What we offer

Participants will have the opportunity to start a new career within a supportive, dynamic environment. These roles have the potential to transfer into permanent jobs for individuals who show high potential and excel over the course of the internship. Individuals will have mentorship from their line manager and access to a wide network of fellow former Armed Forces members to help them integrate into the business and make the transition as successful as possible.

Meet previous participants

Hear from two of our previous interns about their time on the scheme and what they have been doing since moving into permanent roles in the business.

Marshall Elliott: Operational Excellence Practitioner, Global Change

Stuart Ellis: Assistant Portfolio Manager, Cazenove Capital

The next programme rotation is due to commence in May 2018. Applications will open in February 2018.

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