Change and Technology (ITS)

Our Investments Technology Solutions (ITS) team is at the heart of our business and responsible for developing and delivering our IT Strategy, managing our data, managing change programmes, developing and implementing software solutions, as well as maintaining the integrity and performance of our systems, infrastructure and applications.

“For each of my rotations I have had to learn new skills, gain new knowledge and complete tasks alien to me. This has been one of the best aspects of my graduate scheme; due to this sometimes seemingly insurmountable challenge I have had to thrive under pressure, leading me to learn and improve a vast range of skills.”
Alex Crossley

The role of ITS is increasingly pivotal to the success of Standard Life Aberdeen and we aim to deliver both the innovation and responsiveness needed in today’s competitive and fast-changing investment and regulatory landscape. ITS also ensures that our services and solutions are seamlessly aligned across our global platforms to enable every aspect of our business to operate smoothly and efficiently.

ITS have over a thousand professionals operating out of 19 global locations. From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge in the industry.

Over the 10 week summer internship you will be given real work with tangible outputs within the change and technology stream, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility.

We offer a variety of technology opportunities in the early stages of your career – from hands on Infrastructure Delivery and Support, Strategy & Architecture to shaping and delivering change projects, new Business Systems and Digital Technology Developments.

Regardless of which team you join you will get the same depth of experience, getting the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals across our business. You will be based with the same team throughout the Summer internship placement.

On completion of your Summer internship you will be considered for a position on our 24 month graduate programme starting in 2021. Details of the graduate programme are below.

Apply for an internship

If you want to be part of our exciting global journey to become a world-class investment company and are motivated by where we are going, then invest in your career with us. Go to the Change and Technology Summer internship application form.


The graduate programme

In addition to a structured development plan, our graduates are given the opportunity to rotate across our business. This programme gives graduates the chance to start their career in a highly supportive team environment, whilst gaining skills, experience along with support through further qualifications.

During your rotational placements, you'll get the practical experience to set you up for an exciting career. If there's an area that really interests you, we'll help tailor your programme so you're playing to your strengths.

  • Duration: Two year graduate programme
  • Structure: Four rotations lasting six months each
  • Development: Support to work towards a professional qualification
  • Location: Edinburgh

All graduate positions for 2020 have been filled.

“We are given every opportunity to learn and develop new skills either through training courses or professional examinations.”
Josh Bew
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