Our Traineeship 2020

"I have had support in way more ways than I thought were possible, for example around working from home and making sure that my headspace was as healthy as my workspace."Megan Cowper, Trainee.

Applications for our 2020 Traineeship opportunities are now closed and will open again in Spring 2021.

Invest in your future

Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, society and our shareholders – and we believe it’s just as important to do the same for our employees.

Our traineeship programme will help you to grow your knowledge of the world of work, gain work experience within a professional environment and gain a better understanding of our industry.

Moving from school to the world of work is a unique experience. It is one we understand. It is one we support. We have award winning programmes that will see you learn as you earn giving you access to qualifications, a structured training programme and a network of new colleagues.

Read more about how our opportunities are leading to great things for Shannon Macnamara.

You may not have any work experience or investments experience. You don’t need it for this programme. Our focus is on finding those with the right attitude and values who are willing to learn. This programme is a great opportunity for school and college leavers to kick start their career in the industry.

Read the below stories to hear from our previous trainees who have been in the same position as you.

Life is good when we can be ourselves. It’s the energy that makes us a world class team. Will you join us on this journey?

There are no minimum education requirements for this role – what counts is your enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and a curiosity to learn and be the best you can be. If you believe you have the potential to help us achieve our ambitions and get your career started, look out for our next round of opportunities.

What our trainees have to say

“Within Standard Life Aberdeen there are also a variety of networks, including one specialising in young people, which provide social and educational events to support you during your time in the business.”Katie Mint
“To be able to kick-start a career so early, gain networks across the industry and learn and improve on both soft and technical skills can prove to be more valuable for many in the long term than, for example, going to university.” Miko Stewart

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