Graduate scheme

About the scheme

Janus Henderson's Graduate Programme is a two-year training programme with opportunities in Investment Management and Global Distribution.

Unlike a traditional Graduate Programme, you will be placed within one of our teams for the majority of the training programme. This enables you to gain deeper knowledge and a better understanding of the team you are working in.

The Programme is designed to provide you with:

  • Varied hands on experience whilst working alongside fund managers, analysts, sales directors and other professionals in a dynamic and engaging environment
  • On-the-job and formalised training covering both soft and technical skills
  • Relevant professional qualifications, including IMC and CFA.

Application Process

Online Application

  • The online application form will ask you to provide personal details and additional information such as your academic history and work experience
  • You will also be required to answer a number of competency based questions

Online Testing

  • There are two online assessments; numerical and verbal reasoning
  • Each test is carried out sequentially and therefore each test will need to be completed and passed, at the time of sitting, in order to carry onto the next

Video Interviews

  • During the online interview, candidates will be asked to respond to pre-recorded competency-based questions.

Assessment Centres

  • A one-day assessment centre at Janus Henderson's London office
  • The day will be used to assess a range of skills and your suitability for the programme

Final Selection

  • Six candidates will be selected for Janus Henderson's 2018 Graduate Programme
  • Each stage outlined above must be completed and passed before progressing to the next stage

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for intelligent, innovative, forward-thinking individuals who are keen to begin their career in investment management.

We want to see:

  • A sharp, analytical mind with the drive and enthusiasm to succeed
  • A conscientious, motivated self-starter; ready to take on any task that is given

We want you to apply if you:

Are aiming for or attained at least a 2:1 degree. Janus Henderson cares about all aspects of difference including diversity of thought, so we don't mind what subjects you have studied, and want to hear from a broad range of disciplines.

Our focus goes beyond just your academic achievements. We are also keen to hear about your hobbies and other personal interests.

Key facts

SalaryHighly competitive
BenefitsBonus (discretionary), pension (10.5% non-contributory), private healthcare, life assurance, season ticket loan, variety of share schemes, 25 days' holiday
Business areasInvestment Management (which includes Equities, Fixed Income, Diversified Alternatives & Multi-Asset) and Global Distribution
LocationsLondon only
Degree soughtMinimum of 2:1 in any subject
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Current opportunities

Applications are now closed for our 2017 intake.

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How long will the recruitment process take?

Applications for our Graduate Scheme open in October 2017. There will be an application review by our recruitment team and two online assessments you must pass in order to be considered for a video interview. If you pass the video interview stage you will be invited to an assessment centre in early March. This is the final stage. If successful, you'll start in September 2018.

Will I receive feedback on my application?

Because of the large number of applications we receive, we can't give you specific feedback unless you get through to the assessment centre. You will however be kept up-to-date on how your application is progressing and if you have been successful for the next stage in the process.

If offered a position, when could I expect to start?

If successful, you'll start in September 2018.

What level of salary and benefits can I expect?

You can expect a highly competitive salary at Janus Henderson as well as a bonus which would be discretionary. In addition we offer a pension (non-contributory), private healthcare, life assurance, lunch allowance, season ticket loan, a variety of share schemes and 25 days' holiday.

What business areas does the Graduate Scheme cover?

It covers our Investment Management and Distribution business areas.

Can I apply for both investment management and distribution?

Whilst both IM and Distribution strands fall under the graduate scheme, they are very different areas of the business, so we ask that graduates apply for their preferred area.

What level of education do you require?

We consider applications from a variety of disciplines and you do not have to have studied finance or economics. We do expect you to have completed or be on course to achieve a 2:1 degree classification (or equivalent).

What if I don't have a degree?

There is a minimum requirement for graduates to have or be predicted a 2.1 classification or equivalent. For those that have mitigating circumstances as to why they were not able to achieve this, please email We will then review the circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

How long is the graduate programme?

The graduate programme is 2 years.

I do not have a lot of work experience within the asset management industry, can I still apply?

It is not essential to have any work experience within asset management. We would however expect candidates to have some understanding of the industry and relevant work experience will obviously help with that understanding.

If I do not pass the first online test, am I automatically rejected and can no longer proceed with my application?

In order to succeed you must pass both the numerical and verbal assessments to continue to be considered for our Graduate Scheme. If you fail the first numerical test, you will be sent an automatic response letting you know the outcome.

Is the programme rotational?

Whilst you will spend some time with different departments during the two year programme, the majority of the time will be spent on one desk. This will be an Investment Management or Distribution desk.

If I attend the assessment centre, will you reimburse my travel costs?

Yes, we'll reimburse standard class, reasonable travel costs to and from our office (usually up to £100). You'll need to bring all your travel receipts with you to the Assessment Day. If you need to spend more than this amount to attend, please contact prior to your visit to our offices to approve the amount.

Will there be any travel opportunities within the Graduate Scheme?

There are no fixed opportunities to travel, however these might arise depending on the role. If travel is required, it is likely to be minimal during the Programme.

Who should I contact if I am having issues with the application form?

Please contact for technical issues. For any other issues please contact

Who should I contact if I am having issues with the online tests?

For any technical issues with the CEB/SHL tests, please visit their support site:

Or you can call their technical team directly on: 0330 100 3435 and select option 3.

For any other issues please contact

What if I don't have a degree?

Henderson also runs a Trainee Programme that accepts applications for those without a degree or haven't met the requirements for the Graduate Programme.

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