Distribution 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.

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

In order to provide our clients with the best possible service we have a range of teams that sit within Distribution, including: Marketing, Institutional and Wholesale sales teams, Client Service and Client Relationship Management, Request For Proposal (RFP) teams, and Investment Specialists to name a few. Our Marketing function encompasses Digital Marketing, Content, Channel Marketing, Risk, Brand, Sponsorship and Events.

The constantly changing markets and client needs make for a fast-paced and varied environment for candidates. Our people are dynamic, driven and care deeply about what our clients need. If you enjoy building relationships you will thrive in Distribution & Marketing.

From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge in the industry. Over the 10 week Summer internship you will be given real work with tangible outputs within the Distribution & Marketing stream, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility.

Regardless of which team you join within Distribution & Marketing stream 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 internship programme.

You will be based with the same team throughout the Summer internship placement.

On completion of your Summer internship you will be considered for a position on our 24 month rotational graduate programme. Details of the graduate programme are below.

Summer internships

Applications for Summer internships within Distribution are filled for 2021.

The graduate programme

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.

  • Duration: Two year graduate programme
  • Structure: Four placements lasting 6 six months
  • Development: Support to work towards a professional qualification
  • Location: Edinburgh and London

All graduate positions for 2021 have been filled.

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."