A summer at Baillie Gifford could transform your IT career before it even starts. As an independent, global investment management business, cutting-edge information systems underpin everything we do. That’s why we’re constantly investing in the development of our software – and in the team of professionals who bring it to life.
Tech at Baillie Gifford
We actively involve our interns in the team from the very beginning. There’s lots of opportunities to learn and you’ll experience all the different aspects of software development with us. You’ll also discover the wide range of career opportunities we offer here.
Training and development
Following a week’s induction, you and your fellow interns will work together as a team on a live technical project for the firm. What’s important is that you’ll have responsibility for the full lifecycle - from taking the initial brief to project planning, programming, testing and delivery.
Running alongside your project, you will have a range of development opportunities with other teams in the department. So, in your first few weeks when you are gathering requirements, you will spend time learning from our Business Analysts. Then you’ll meet with Project Managers to learn more about our Agile working environment and see how other teams put Agile methods into practice.
There will also be exposure to quality analysis and development procedures, plus the chance to see first-hand the work of testers and developers. So, as you spend time with the experts, you will be able to apply what you learn directly to your project.
You’ll meet and build a relationship with our experienced technical and business leads, who will support you for the duration of your time with us.
I’ve been impressed by how much Baillie Gifford aims to develop its people, in all aspects. There's been a great mix of both technical and professional skills training.