1. APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

    CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY WITHIN AN INNOVATIVE BUSINESS

    This ten-week programme is your opportunity to work across the whole software development lifecycle as you learn about our pioneering Information Systems department and Baillie Gifford as a firm. Discover how leading-edge technology can drive business forward in the fast-evolving investment management industry.
  2. Running from June to August, our Application Development Summer Placement has two key strands.

    Following a week’s induction, you and your fellow intern 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. At every stage, you’ll meet with our experienced technical and business leads, who will support you throughout the process.

    Running alongside your project, you will have a range of development opportunities with other teams in the department. So in the first 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 technical project.

     

     

    THE OPPORTUNITY
    Experience the full lifecycle.
    THE OPPORTUNITY
    Experience the full lifecycle.

    Running from June to August, our Application Development Summer Placement has two key strands.

    Following a week’s induction, you and your fellow intern 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. At every stage, you’ll meet with our experienced technical and business leads, who will support you throughout the process.

    Running alongside your project, you will have a range of development opportunities with other teams in the department. So in the first 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 technical project.

     

     

  3. THE DEPARTMENT
    Creating the new.

    Our Application Development team creates software solutions that make our business work better and smarter into the future. We work with advanced technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, ASP.NET Core, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, and C#.

    What’s more, we work with major suppliers and field trial their new technologies - so we’re looking at how new software works and helping to develop its functionality before anyone else has even seen it.

     

    THE DEPARTMENT
    Creating the new.

    Our Application Development team creates software solutions that make our business work better and smarter into the future. We work with advanced technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, ASP.NET Core, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, and C#.

    What’s more, we work with major suppliers and field trial their new technologies - so we’re looking at how new software works and helping to develop its functionality before anyone else has even seen it.

     

  4. Now in your penultimate year of study for a software development related degree, you’re fascinated by emerging technology and keen to explore its potential. You’re just as keen to find out how that technology can be used to drive a leading investment management business.

    So when you apply, we want you to tell us about any websites or apps you’ve built, blogs you’ve written or technical forums 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.

    We’re looking for well-rounded individuals who have a positive approach to new challenges, enjoy the buzz of collaboration but are happy to work independently. As the Technical Project will be a web-based application, you will need to know your way around web technologies.

     

    WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
    Ever curious. Ever exploring.
    WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
    Ever curious. Ever exploring.

    Now in your penultimate year of study for a software development related degree, you’re fascinated by emerging technology and keen to explore its potential. You’re just as keen to find out how that technology can be used to drive a leading investment management business.

    So when you apply, we want you to tell us about any websites or apps you’ve built, blogs you’ve written or technical forums 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.

    We’re looking for well-rounded individuals who have a positive approach to new challenges, enjoy the buzz of collaboration but are happy to work independently. As the Technical Project will be a web-based application, you will need to know your way around web technologies.

     

  5. STAGE ONE
    Complete a short online application form covering your educational history and some competency skills. We will review your application to find out more about you and assess whether you have the ability, attributes and curiosity to take on a placement.

    STAGE TWO
    If you are successful in the first phase, we will invite you to our offices in Edinburgh for an interview with one of our Application Development professionals and a member of the HR team. They will look at your application with you and discuss the academic and professional choices you have made so far. They will also ask you to answer competency-based questions that assess your abilities and experience.

    APPLICATION DETAILS
    Step forward.
    APPLICATION DETAILS
    Step forward.

    STAGE ONE
    Complete a short online application form covering your educational history and some competency skills. We will review your application to find out more about you and assess whether you have the ability, attributes and curiosity to take on a placement.

    STAGE TWO
    If you are successful in the first phase, we will invite you to our offices in Edinburgh for an interview with one of our Application Development professionals and a member of the HR team. They will look at your application with you and discuss the academic and professional choices you have made so far. They will also ask you to answer competency-based questions that assess your abilities and experience.

  6. Diversity and Inclusion
    Fairness, Equality, Openess

    Fairness. Equality. Openness. These three principles form the backbone of diversity and inclusion at Baillie Gifford, where we believe everyone should have the opportunity to develop and maximise their potential.

    If you want to explore diversity and inclusion at Baillie Gifford further, you can find a selection of articles on our website which feature interviews with our staff and insights into some of our employee-led networks.

    Find out more

    Diversity and Inclusion
    Fairness, Equality, Openess

    Fairness. Equality. Openness. These three principles form the backbone of diversity and inclusion at Baillie Gifford, where we believe everyone should have the opportunity to develop and maximise their potential.

    If you want to explore diversity and inclusion at Baillie Gifford further, you can find a selection of articles on our website which feature interviews with our staff and insights into some of our employee-led networks.

    Find out more

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    Please email us at vacancies@bailliegifford.com and we will get back to you.

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