Baillie Gifford - Technical Infrastructure Graduate Programme

Salary: Competitive plus benefits plus Bonus
Location: Scotland, Edinburgh
Start date: Sep-2017
Sectors: Engineering, Computing & IT, Science & Technology

Cutting edge technology at the heart of our business.

Baillie Gifford was established as an investment management partnership over 100 years ago. Today, we are an independent global investment management business with over £100 billion under management and a team of 220 IS professionals based in Edinburgh.


In this fast moving and ever changing business landscape, cutting-edge information systems underpin everything we do. So as you’d expect, we’re constantly investing in the development of our technical infrastructure. Just as important though, we invest a lot in the development of our people: the 220-strong team of IS professionals in Edinburgh who bring that technology to life.     



Explore new possibilities.

“I’ve found that there are lots of opportunities to learn about new technologies, as well as build from scratch. Unlike what happens at university where it’s all just theory, it’s great to see something that’s going to be used within the business.”

Maxine Reid - Trainee Technical Analyst

This is a genuinely collaborative, innovative and co-operative environment, within which you’ll get the chance to work across the full range of technologies - from desktop to mobile. You’ll see how we’re harnessing the potential of Agile Development approaches to pioneer breakthrough solutions.

Our team doesn’t just work with the latest technology – they work on it. We frequently collaborate with major suppliers like Cisco and Microsoft and field trial their new technologies. So you’ll not only work with new software and kit before anyone else, but also help to shape its functionality.

Structured training. Real responsibility.

“I’ve seen the Technical Infrastructure team grow hugely since I’ve been here – and that growth is continuing. For us, it means lots of opportunities to develop as we constantly build our experience and skills in new areas.”

Karen McKenzie – Technical Architect, Research & Evaluation team

Our training programme lasts for up to two years and provides opportunities to rotate around a number of areas, leading to a permanent role within the team. After a comprehensive three-month induction, you’ll move on to the IT Service Desk, and then gain experience across our DataCentre & Operations and Integration & Optimisation teams. Don’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end though. There’s full and ongoing support from the smart, motivated and talented people around you.

Our Technical Infrastructure team maintains and develops the entire IT infrastructure. Our platform uses technologies from leading vendors such as EMC, Oracle, Splunk, Cisco, F5, Microsoft, Apple and Palo Alto. We also work with cloud technologies including Airwatch, Office 365, Azure and Amazon. 


Developing tomorrow’s leaders.

“I recently had the opportunity to work in our small New York office on a three-month secondment. That was an amazing experience at every level. I was the face of IT, and I learned a lot in a short time.”

Maxine Reid - Trainee Technical Analyst

“I enjoy working with people right across the organisation and building an understanding of their needs and concerns. It helps that we’re all based in the same headquarters, so you can get to know colleagues in all areas and see exactly how the business works.”

Karen MacKenzie – Technical Architect, Research & Evaluation team

You’ve a strong aptitude for IT. That goes without saying. But you can bring a whole lot more. Ambition for starters. A burning ambition to grow your technical and personal skills as you develop into one of our future leaders. At Baillie Gifford, your career development is very much in your own hands. You take ownership of it and drive it yourself. In return, we’ll give you all the training and support you need to achieve your goals.

Although you don’t need to have specifically studied Computer Science, you will need an IT-related degree. Just as important though, you must bring strong communication skills, real commercial awareness and the ability to explain to us how you believe technology can make business better.

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