Software Development

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.

Applications will open in September 2024

What we look for


We are looking for penultimate year students studying a software development related degree, who are fascinated by technology and keen to explore its potential. You’re just as eager to find out how that technology can be used to drive a leading investment management business. 

Practical experience

During the process we would like to hear about any websites or apps you’ve built, technical blogs you’ve written or technical forums that you’ve contributed to. Show us your problem-solving approach to technical challenges too. We want to hear about your experiences and how your strengths play out in real situations - perhaps from a part-time job or a society you’ve been part of while studying.

Positive approach

We’re looking for well-rounded individuals who have a positive approach to new challenges and enjoy the buzz of collaboration but are happy to work independently.

As the technical projects will be web-based applications, you will need to know your way around web technologies. 

Baillie Gifford

“We value our people and right from the start we encourage them to voice their opinions.”


“I would like to be in an environment where I feel valued and my ideas are heard, even from day one.”

Our shared beliefs

At the core of everything we do at Baillie Gifford are our Shared Beliefs. They include:

  • Our clients come first
  • Our firm must be an engaging and progressive place to work
  • Our actions and behaviours should support society as a whole

Applications open September 2024

When you’re ready, head to our Early Careers section on Workday to make an application.

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