Employer profile

Standard Life Aberdeen

Updated: February, 2019

About Standard Life Aberdeen

At Standard Life Aberdeen, our purpose is to invest for a better future. As an ambitious global company with more than 6000 employees across 46 Countries, we need people who can play to their strengths. Our expertise and resource enables us to offer a wide range of investment solutions and services designed to meet our customer and client needs today, tomorrow and for the longer term. We manage, administer and advise on £610 billion of assets worldwide.

Wherever we are in the world we strive to make a positive long-term impact. This means delivering world-class investment solutions. It also means operating ethically, encouraging good practices among companies we invest in, and providing support and expertise for the benefit of the communities in which we operate.


Our intern programme gives you a valuable opportunity to learn about our business, our people and our culture.
Over 10 weeks, you’ll have exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility – allowing you to make informed decisions on your future career, whilst having the chance to show us what you can do.

As well as the opportunity to learn on the job and from your colleagues there are formal development challenges set throughout giving you training to improve your communication, presentation and excel skills as well as build your knowledge of the business and industry.

On completion of your internship, you may have the opportunity to join our graduate programme. Here you will have multiple team rotations throughout departments to enable your development and provide you with a more broad view of the area, coupled with the ability to expand your network. In addition to a structured development programme in a highly supportive team environment, you will gain invaluable skills and experience on which to grow your future career.

Graduate Programmes

Our graduate development programmes provides you with the opportunity to rotate around the business for six month placements giving you exposure to the wider business and the stream you are working in. To support our graduates to hit the ground running we provide an extensive induction giving you access to hear from senior professionals across the company, complete soft and technical skills training courses and give you the opportunity to get to know your cohort of graduates.

As well as the opportunity to complete structured development sessions over the duration of the programme we also support our graduates through professional qualifications to help them build their expertise from the beginning of their career. Study support and time are given to our graduates to ensure they can focus on their qualification as well as their role.

As an employee of Standard Life Aberdeen, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our charity agenda, community projects and the chance to join our award winning Young Persons Development Network.

Work sectors

business, consulting and management, accountancy, banking and finance



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