In Global Product & Proposition (GP&P), we aim to create unique solutions that combine our investment expertise and market leading platform technologies. The team influences and delivers the global product development and product management strategic agenda.

“Innovation is at the forefront of what my team does, and I am proud of an initiative I’m helping to drive focusing on millennial investors and their unique demands. Being able to organise a global event connecting young people is something I am passionate about.”
Nikita Desai

GP&P is multi-disciplinary undertaking ongoing collaboration and influence over a range of internal functions and 3rd parties. We’re looking for people who can communicate well, understanding the needs of various teams and explaining what you need from various areas, in order to work towards a final working product.

You’ll also need to view things from different perspectives, for example considering commercial impacts while remaining client focused. You could be working on many different projects at a time, so organisation and project management are also key.

As well as building your professional financial services capability, you’ll develop influencing skills, stakeholder management, technical knowledge and leadership skills, and you’ll do all this while contributing to the success of a global company.


Our intern programme will see you immersed in a specialist team within our function for ten weeks.  This allows you a unique insight into what we do, how we do it while also providing an opportunity to deliver a project that enables you develop professionally.

Applications for summer internships within Product are now closed.


We aim to give graduates a best-in-class education in Asset Management and the role of Global Product & Proposition and to invest in the long term potential of graduates by supporting them through qualifications.

There’s real variety in the work your placements could cover. Graduates will be involved in many activities around the product lifecycle from new innovation and ideas, fund launches, commercials and governance to fund reviews and closures. Graduates will also work together on a number of projects throughout the year to help cohesion within the graduate group and connectivity/knowledge transfer within Global Product and Proposition.

There’s great support too. You’ll have a placement manager, mentor and buddy.  We aim to foster development over a two year period to allow graduates to develop areas of interest into which they would like to progress after the scheme.

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Structure: 4 rotational placements across Standard Life Aberdeen’s  Global Product and Proposition Team
  • Development: Scope to study towards formal qualifications for example IMC, CFA, CAIA, FRM.

All graduate positions for this programme in 2019 have been filled. Follow our journey on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for early careers updates in 2019.

“I am most proud of the opportunities that have been presented to me to become involved in high profile projects that have a huge impact on the future of Standard Life Aberdeen, you feel like you are making such a large difference to the direction of the organisation.”
Jake Wight