Apprenticeship Programme at Aberdeen

Opportunities to step into a career in asset management

As a business we understand that recruiting, developing and retaining the best people is fundamental to our ability to perform. Through our apprenticeship and other entry level programmes we look to identify talented individuals at the start of their career.

Our programme aims to develop those who can make high-level contributions to Aberdeen Asset Management without having attended higher education.

Programme Structure

The apprenticeship runs for 12-24 months starting in September. Apprentices rotate to different teams every four months giving them a well-rounded view of the asset management industry and its related functions. The rotational aspect of the programme helps our apprentices learn about the organisation, meet the people involved and help them decide which area of the business to begin their career in.

Over the course of the two years we hope that you’ll discover the area of the business which suits your skills set and experience best. At the end of the scheme our aim is to place you within this area on a permanent basis - subject to business demand.

Learning and Development

As well as learning on the job, we provide our apprentices with an extensive induction, access to training courses and qualifications during their apprenticeship:

  • Introduction to investment management course
  • Business skills courses eg. Presentation training, communication, time management
  • E learning courses
  • Intermediate and advanced excel

We also support our apprentices through qualifications. During their first year, apprentices complete a vocational qualification eg SVQ Business and Administration. In their second year they will begin to study towards an industry recognised qualification most suited to the business area they are interested in joining after their apprenticeship eg. Investment Operations Certificate.


We are not currently recruiting for Apprentices. Please contact us with any queries regarding our apprenticeship programme.