How do I submit my application?
Can I apply for more than one position?
You may only apply to one function in your application.
Do I need a specialised degree in Banking or Finance to apply?
Your degree can be from any discipline. Your strong interest in asset management and the specific business area you are applying for is the most important to us.
What do I need to prepare for the application?
You should have your CV ready; there is no need for a cover letter. The mandatory assessment questions are not timed but they must be completed in one session (you will not be able to save your responses and return to them later). To avoid losing your work, you are strongly advised to draft your responses in a Word document, then copy and paste your final answer into the application.
What are you looking for in the assessment questions?
You have around 200 words for each answer, so make them count. This is a great chance to express yourself and let us know your ideas. Be truthful as we will probably ask you about your answer when we meet you.
How can I find out about the progress of my application?
We contact all applicants to update them on their progress so if you have not heard from us yet, it is because your application is still under consideration.
I am an international student and I will require a work visa. Can I still apply?
Yes, we will accept your application. If we offer you a role, it will be dependent on you gaining immigration approval before your start date.
What is the main difference between joining Schroders through the Graduate Program and as a direct hire?
Our Graduate Trainees undergo a two-year programme that is tailor-made for them and specific to the roles that they applied for. Each Graduate Trainee will go through the same core training programmes and immersion in London, followed by an individualised journey of rotations. Read more about our Graduate Trainees’ experience here.
What is the aptitude assessment about?
If your application is successful, you will be asked to take an online numerical and inductive reasoning test. It may help to take a few practice tests first – you can find them on SHL's official website.
I am having some technical difficulties with the aptitude assessment, who can I contact for help?
What is the video interview about?
You will be asked to record your answers on camera, using an online system called Sonru. This means you can complete the interview at a time that suits you.
When you are ready to record your answers, you will have a practice session first. This is your only opportunity to watch your recording and get a feel for how the system works. Once you start answering questions for real, you will need to answer them immediately after reading them. You will not able to stop, pause, rewind or delete the interview once it has started, so you cannot take more thinking time or redo your answer.
Look at the camera, not at the screen, try to relax and enjoy the experience. Be yourself!
How do I prepare for the video interview?
The questions asked will be specific to the role that you applied to, and are designed to test your technical knowledge and your personal competencies. This gives you the chance to show us your passion for the business area you’ve applied for.
Think about where you will be recording your answers. Is the lighting good? What’s the background like? Can we see your face?
During the interview, the questions are timed to two minutes. Practise timing your answers in front of the camera a few times so you do not overrun in the real interview.
You may also want to test your equipment – microphone, speakers, webcam and browser – to ensure they are compatible with Sonru. Refer to their help page for the technical requirements.
It may not be a live interview, but a senior manager in the area you’ve applied to will view your answers. Hence, you should still treat it like a face-to-face interview. That means preparing your answers thoroughly and dressing appropriately.
I am having some technical difficulties with SONRU, who can I contact for help?
What is the assessment centre about?
You will be asked to solve business problems you may face in work scenarios at Schroders. The assessment will consist of three components – case presentations, interviews and an online test. Each section is customised according to the function that you are applying to.
We want to see your communication and leadership skills, how driven you are and what motivates you. Prove your passion for our business and our industry by sharing your opinions and speaking confidently about the latest industry happenings.
You will be interacting with fellow candidates as well as our managers and employees. This is the chance for you to learn more about the way we do business and our company culture. Do not be afraid to ask questions. This is a two-way street – we want to see that you are as interested in us as we are in you.
For more tips, go to our Application page and hear from our new Graduate Trainees.
How should I prepare for the assessment centre?
Keep an eye on the news and stay updated about what’s going on in the world, particularly in the financial markets. Find out as much as you can about Schroders and the wider investment management (not investment banking) industry. Bring an open mind and most importantly, be yourself!
Why is your internship recruitment process so extensive?
Our internship programme is a potential launchpad for the graduate programme, so we follow the same hiring process as for the graduate programme. Following the internship period, we may extend an offer for you to join our graduate programme upon graduation if we find that you are a great fit and there is a suitable opening.