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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 2021 Traineeship opportunities are now closed.

Invest in your future

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.

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.

Erin Mwembo

Digital Marketing

"I am thinking about going to university as now I know that I really like the financial services industry and that my degree will be of value to what I would like to do in the future."

Erin Mwembo

Digital Marketing

"I am thinking about going to university as now I know that I really like the financial services industry and that my degree will be of value to what I would like to do in the future."

Matthew Convie

Risk & Compliance

"I have been given a buddy, a line manager and plenty of support through organised development sessions from the early careers team. I have also been given a tutor and an online education platform which gives me access to various lectures and workbooks in order to help me study."

Matthew Convie

Risk & Compliance

"I have been given a buddy, a line manager and plenty of support through organised development sessions from the early careers team. I have also been given a tutor and an online education platform which gives me access to various lectures and workbooks in order to help me study."

Megan Cowper

UK Marketing

"I hope to be able to stay and grow within the company, the experiences that I have had and the connections I have made through the business is like no other and I'm so thankful for it."

Megan Cowper

UK Marketing

"I hope to be able to stay and grow within the company, the experiences that I have had and the connections I have made through the business is like no other and I'm so thankful for it."

Alieu Touray

Internal Audit

"When I came across abrdn's Traineeship opportunity, it matched perfectly with my intentions of learning whilst working in a professional role. The idea of working and studying towards a qualification was very appealing to me."

Alieu Touray

Internal Audit

"When I came across abrdn's Traineeship opportunity, it matched perfectly with my intentions of learning whilst working in a professional role. The idea of working and studying towards a qualification was very appealing to me."

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 abrdn 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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