Applicant resources

We want to get to know you and to see how your values align with ours. To help you get the best possible start, we've put together some tips to help your application stand out.

Baillie Gifford

“No psychometric tests. No game based assessments. We want to find out more about you and your individuality.”


“I want an honest, straightforward interview process where I can show my real self and have a conversation.”

What is the application process?

There are three stages involved in the application process. To get started, we ask you to complete a short application form, answer some questions and attach your CV. If selected, you'll be invited for an initial interview and there's a more in-depth final stage where you'll have the chance to meet people from across the business. There's also an assessment for Technical Solutions candidates.

Application tips


  • Always ensure your application is tailored to the role. It's easy to spot when someone has just copied and pasted key details from a generic application.
  • Always do a spell-check to avoid typos.
  • Be as concise as possible and use clear, simple language.
  • Try to present your application in a creative way. Does it engage the reader and make them want to find out more about you?


  • Get to know our business and our Shared Beliefs. Can you explain in a simple sentence what Baillie Gifford does? Our investment beliefs series may be a useful place to start.
  • Demonstrate passion for your hobbies and interests, regardless of what they are. Even if you don't think your obsession with model trains is relevant, we want to hear about it!
  • Talk about your work experience and part-time jobs. Whether they are in our industry or not, often you'll have gained valuable transferable skills.
  • Show us you recognise the character traits and values required for the programme you're applying for, as well as the relevant knowledge you have gained.
  • Don't be afraid to comment on experiences that did not go well. Not everything has to be perfect and often the best life lessons come from our mistakes.
  • When you've finished your application, ask someone you trust to give you an honest opinion on it.

Key skills

  • Show us your willingness to learn and develop. We're looking for a growth mindset.
  • Give us examples of how you've been proactive and taken on new challenges.
  • Share examples of extra responsibilities outside your studies.
  • Show us how you've had exposure to a range of people and experiences.

Interview advice

Head to our Careers section for interview advice compiled by our HR specialists.

Frequently asked questions

Any questions? If you need more answers, read responses to some of our most commonly asked questions.

Meet the early careers team

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