Operations Internship 2018
work experience

Operations Internship 2018

Standard Life
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
16 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Aberdeen Standard Investments.

The opportunity to join us as an intern is one that is unique, challenging and rewarding. We are currently looking for future leaders to join the internship programme in our Edinburgh or London office within our Operations stream.

The role of Operations in an asset manager is to be at the heart of establishing and maintaining equilibrium in the firm. We offer placements in a variety of asset management operations teams, all providing quality in depth training, personal development and real-life work experience to kick start your career.

Some of the Operations areas you could gain exposure to include supplier management, financial operations, business solutions. We also have operations departments focused of services for clients including client on-boarding and client platforms.

From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge in the industry. Over the 10 week summer placement you will be given real work with tangible outputs within the operations stream, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility.

We ensure exposure to senior leaders to enable you to learn from the very best professionals, all of whom are passionate about your development. You will be based with the same team throughout the placement.

Programme summary

At Aberdeen Standard Investments, we look to develop our colleagues from the beginning of their career. During the ten-week internship programme you will build knowledge within the department you are in as well as having the opportunity to build a network with other interns and wider colleagues.

As well as on the job learning, you will have access to a wide range of E learning courses and the opportunity to attend business information sessions for interns.

On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our graduate programme starting in 2019. In addition to a structured development plan, our graduates are given the opportunity to rotate across our business during the 24-month programme. This programme gives graduates the chance to start their career in a highly supportive team environment, whilst gaining skills, experience along with support through further qualifications.

Company information

As one of the world’s leading investment companies - we are committed to growing your career by acknowledging your talent, rewarding you well, providing you with market-leading benefits and a great working environment.

Person requirements

We are looking for candidates who are interested in learning about the industry and confident in collaborating with others.

We need people with strong analytical skills and a passion for problem solving. Risk interns need to build relationships and communicate effectively, whatever the situation. You’ll need the desire to collaborate too, so you can make the most of your strengths.

Qualifications and experience requirements

All our internships require you to be on track for a first or 2:1 degree at undergraduate level in any degree discipline. In addition to this, we are looking for candidates who are interested in learning about the industry and confident in collaborating with others.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



Contract and working hours


How to apply

The summer internship application is made up of four easy to follow stages.

  1. CV and online application - If you’re serious about a role with us, it’s worth taking the time at this stage to get your CV and application right.
  2. Online tests - When doing the tests, it is always best to choose a quiet location where you won’t be disturbed.
  3. Telephone interview - This is your chance to have a conversation with us and to re-affirm your motivation for applying and interest in the stream you have applied to.
  4. Assessment centre- This is the final stage in the process, where we get to meet you face to face and you have the chance to really make an impression.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

Closing date: 31/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/12/2017

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