Life at Baillie Gifford
There are many reasons why we think you'll love working here. Whether in Edinburgh or one of our international offices, we offer friendly communities and opportunities to develop your career.
A vibrant social scene
There’s plenty to keep you busy and feeling part of our lively community throughout the year. Our Edinburgh-based colleagues can take part in theatre trips, a charity quiz, a bake-off and even a family zoo day. You also get exclusive access to book festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival, ballet and opera. All international offices have local social events in place. Browse some of our main events.
Annual dinner dance
Kicking off our lively social calendar is the annual dinner dance. Held each year in February with a drinks reception, three course meal and live ceilidh band, it’s a brilliant opportunity for you to get dressed up, celebrate and bond with colleagues from all offices in a beautiful setting.
Our June office outing is a great chance to try something new. There’s loads for you to choose from, with past activities including surfing, cookery, alpaca trekking and a spa day. The event culminates in a drinks reception, buffet and silent disco in the grounds of Edinburgh’s Gallery of Modern Art.
We close the year in style with our very own Christmas market. Delicious food stalls, a pick and mix station, photo booth, drinks and disco are sure to get you in the festive spirit. There’s also a raffle where you can win exciting prizes… and Santa has even been known to make an appearance.
Groups, clubs and community work
Edinburgh and beyond
Edinburgh is an amazing city, and if you join us, you'll be at the heart of it. The bustling city centre is just a five-minute walk from our office, with easy access to major bus routes, train stations and the tram link.
The capital is not only famous worldwide for its history and beauty but it’s also the UK's largest financial centre outside London – a global commercial hub.
With a fantastic cosmopolitan culture which includes the world’s biggest arts festival, for quality of life, we don’t think it can be beaten.