Working at Baillie Gifford

Our supportive environment promotes personal growth, while our partnership structure brings talented individuals together. Join us and shape the future of investment management. 

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Our benefits

We place great importance on recognising employees’ hard work. We strive to ensure that our benefits are competitive and contribute to how people are rewarded for their efforts on behalf of the firm. Benefits shown are UK-specific. We have different benefits available in our international offices. For more information contact HR@bailliegifford.com.

Financial security

Providing financial security for employees and their families including:

  • 15% pension contribution including discretionary dependents pension
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave of 52 weeks, irrespective of gender or parental type

Health and wellbeing

Supporting the health and wellbeing of employees by providing a healthy work-life balance and promoting a progressive and engaging workplace including:

  • Private medical insurance on an opt-in basis, with cover for employees and their dependents
  • Mental health support for employees and their dependents, giving confidential access to counsellors and psychotherapists
  • Digicare + Workplace app

Continuous personal development

Curiosity is encouraged by providing time, financial support and access to thought leaders that challenge conventional thinking including:

  • Technical, behavioural and leadership programmes
  • Speaker events
  • Individual mentoring

Culture and events

Cultural benefits for employees including:

  • Employee-led networks
  • Volunteering
  • A lively social calendar of events to bring colleagues and families together
There’s something very special about Baillie Gifford, it truly is a unique work environment. Everyone has a voice, and everyone is listened to.
Lisa Blake-Youssef Resourcing specialist

Our ways of working

Our ways of working are based on principles such as trust, client outcomes and collaboration rather than detailed policies. Explaining what this means day-to-day is difficult, as we aim to maintain excellent investment research, performance and client service through experimentation and ongoing evaluation. While we expect regular attendance in our offices, most roles have a hybrid element and we don’t set fixed days or hours across the firm. What works for each team is agreed locally.

Learning and development

We seek to foster a culture where individual strengths and curiosity intersect to put the firm at the forefront of investment management.

We see learning and development as more than just providing fundamental training: we embed it in every aspect of our work.

To support your progress, you have access to a wide variety of workshops, courses, on-demand teaching and, most importantly, learning in your role.

We understand that your career path doesn’t have to be linear, allowing you to craft a unique route based on your interests.

Our nurturing environment stimulates your curiosity, with opportunities to transition between roles as you unlock your full potential.

Our passion for learning

We empower all our managers with the tools and training needed to support you. The firm focuses on business-wide collaboration to deliver training that supports our long-term vision. We invest in technology to support this.

You take the lead

You can own your performance and development here. We encourage you to take the lead and have regular conversations with your manager, agreeing your goals and asking for feedback from colleagues to understand how you are progressing.

A culture of excellence

We aim to provide you with a progressive and engaging environment in which you can thrive for years to come. We are committed to being a positive place to work, getting better at everything we do and adapting to the evolving needs of our clients.

Hear from our people

At Baillie Gifford, our people are our greatest strength. Attracting talent is vital to our success, so we strive to create opportunity for all. We take diversity and inclusion seriously and encourage staff to join initiatives which support these values. As employees from across the business can attest, we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Read about their experiences below.

View opportunities

We pride ourselves on a fair and supportive recruitment process. Find out more about opportunities in investing, client management and operations areas of the business.

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What makes us different?

Being Edinburgh-based gives us stability and perspective, but we are truly global in our investment approach.

Diversity and inclusion

Fairness. Equality. Openness. Three principles that form the backbone of Baillie Gifford.