Client Manager Career Change Programme

Employer: Baillie Gifford
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Invest in a new career

Client Manager Programme

Highly competitive salary + benefits


Whatever your background, if you’re a person who’s great at building relationships, then you could become a Client Manager at Baillie Gifford. Our two-year programme is the chance to take a new career direction or return to work and build on your existing skills while learning new ones. Financial services experience isn’t necessary, just a curiosity about the world around you and a real passion for learning new things.

Client Management at Baillie Gifford – building relationships

As a Client Manager, you’ll build strong relationships with our clients to get an in-depth understanding of their requirements, aiming to become a trusted long-term partner and adviser. At Baillie Gifford, we put the interests of our clients ahead of our own. Clients as varied as pension schemes, charities, public funds and financial institutions. Established as an investment management partnership over 100 years ago, today we are a leading independent global business with over £352 billion under management and more than 1,400 employees.

The programme - a gateway to a new career

Our two-year programme includes a comprehensive induction to the firm and the investment management industry, as well as full support to study for professional qualifications. Throughout the programme you’ll receive on-going training and support, such as mock client meetings and practice pitches, as well as the opportunity to move between different teams.

What we’re looking for

Financial services experience isn’t required, as we’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds. However, there are some key attributes that will help you flourish as a Client Manager. These include the ability to build rapport easily with clients and colleagues alike, a flexible attitude that’s open to new ideas and solutions and the ability to interpret complex ideas and information. Intellectual curiosity is key, as you’ll be expected to learn about our different investment strategies and keep abreast of world events.

The rewards

Baillie Gifford offer a very competitive fixed starting salary, as well as an excellent benefits package that includes: 

  • 15% employer contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Annual bonuses
  • 34 days’ holiday
  • 52 weeks’ parental leave regardless of gender or length of service
  • Free access to confidential counselling and Headspace 
  • Annual employee events programme
  • Employee networks that actively shape the working environment (Multicultural, LGBT+, Neurodiversity, Mental Health, Working Families & Carers).

How to apply?

To find out more visit where you can read about the experiences of some of our recent recruits and apply.

Register for one of our webinars, to hear from some of our current Client Managers and find out more about the application process.

‘Working As A Client Manager’ 6pm – 7pm Tuesday 1st February

'Client Manager Application Process Uncovered' - 6pm - 7pm Tuesday 8th February

Closing date for applications: 23rd February 2022.

Baillie Gifford is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful culture in which each of their staff can thrive and develop. They believe their clients are best served by a diverse workforce with the experiences, ideas and perspectives this brings.