The Client Group is the face of abrdn to our clients. Our role is to understand what our clients need and to make sure we have the solutions in place to meet those needs. We engage with clients and prospective clients around the world, we help them invest in our products and we look after them throughout their investment journey. As part of their journey, we ensure that they have the right solutions in place, which meets their requirements.

In order to provide our clients with the best possible service we have a range of teams that sit within the Client Group, some of which include: Institutional and Wholesale sales teams, Client Service and Client Relationship Management, Request For Proposal (RFP) teams, and Insurance to name a few. If you enjoy building relationships you will thrive in the Client Group.

The firm is always commended for having a very open culture and they strongly support maintaining a work life balance, as I have found through the graduate rotational program. It amazes me how flat the structure is, which feeds into the collaborative and supportive nature of the firm allowing those early in their career to work with senior leaders.”


Erin Smith

Summer internships

The opportunity to join us as an intern is one that is unique, challenging and rewarding. We are currently looking for world-class talent to join our summer internship programme running from June – August 2022 in our Edinburgh or London within our Client Group business.

From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge. Over the 10 week summer placement you will be given real work with tangible outputs within the Client Group business, allowing you to gain exposure to real investment and business situations, with real responsibility.

Regardless of which team you join within the Client Group business you will gain a depth of experience; getting the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals across our business and engage in development activities with your peers on the internship programme. You will be based with the same team throughout the placement.

During the 10 week internship programme you will build knowledge within the department you are in as well as having the opportunity to build a network with other interns and wider colleagues.

As well as on the job learning, you will have access to a wide range of e-learning courses and complete a structured development programme over 10 weeks that includes training, networking and gaining exposure to senior stakeholders across the business.

On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our 24-month rotational graduate programme starting in September 2022 or September 2023 within the Client Group business. This programme gives graduates the chance to start their career in a highly supportive team environment, whilst gaining skills, experience along with support through further qualifications.

What our graduate programme offers

Our graduate development programmes provides you with the opportunity to rotate around the business for six month placements giving you exposure to the wider business and the option to complete one rotation outside of your base location.

To support our graduates to get going quickly we provide an extensive induction giving you access to hear from senior professionals across the company, complete soft and technical skills training courses and get to know your cohort of graduates.

Further to formal structured development programme and rotational opportunities, as a graduate you will be supported to work towards a recognised industry qualification.

Applications for our 2022 Summer Internship within Client Group are now open.

Applications for our 2022 Client Group Graduate Programme are now closed.

During my internship and now having started the graduate programme, I have found that people within all business areas are there to support you in both your personal and professional development, and are always happy to share their insights as well as knowledge on how to best navigate the industry. As a new starter, you feel included in shaping the strategic direction of the company from day one as the business encourages a culture where your ideas and work are highly valued."