Trainee programme

Trainee programme

About the Programme

The Henderson Trainee Programme is aimed at recent graduates, school leavers and those looking for a career change to join the business on a short term basis of up to 12 months. Unlike a traditional rotational Graduate Programme, Trainees are placed in one of our teams for the duration of their contract which enables them to appreciate and understand the team’s function in detail. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills from a mixture of both ‘on the job’ and formal training. Trainees gain a first-hand insight into Asset Management whilst contributing to the success of the Company. The Programme is a paid experience, which could either help individuals make future career choices or give the necessary experience for those embarking on their chosen career. For those Trainees who excel it may lead to a permanent role within Henderson.

Who we are looking for

Whilst exceptional academic qualifications are always desirable, we look for individuals who demonstrate a strong desire to learn and embrace a fast paced and dynamic environment. They must be driven to succeed and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a professional environment. We are looking for individuals who genuinely want to make the most out of their time in a leading Financial Services Company and have a resourceful and ‘can do’ attitude.

The Success Story so far

Launched in July 2010, to date we have recruited 223 Trainees over 18 intakes. Over 90% of Trainees from completed Programmes have gone on to secure permanent roles within the industry.

Current Trainee Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for our January 2018 Trainee Programme. Opportunities in this intake will be in the following business areas:

  • Media and Design
  • Hedge Fund Investor Relations
  • Pitch and Presentations Assistant
  • Sales Support
  • Sales Support and Technology Specialist
  • IT Service Desk
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Governance and Responsible Investment
  • Internal Audit
  • Investment Research Support (Edinburgh)
  • Business Finance
  • Finance - Accounts Processing
  • HR
  • Compliance
  • Procurement
  • Investment Risk

Descriptions can be found in the section below.

Applicants may know which area of business they wish to pursue and we will try to accommodate this during the selection process.

Successful applicants must be able to attend the Janus Henderson Trainee induction on the 4th and 5th of January 2018.

The deadline for application submission is Sunday October 22nd 2017. Please note applications will be reviewed throughout the process and we may close the deadline early if we have received sufficient applicants.

Please click on the following link to apply:

Investment 2020

Henderson Global Investors is proud to be part of Investment 2020 and to be able to offer Trainee roles across the business. The Investment 2020 initiative is a scheme put together by 13 investment management firms to create more entry level opportunities into the industry. There are now 28 firms supporting Investment 2020.

To find out more about Investment 2020 please click on the following link: Investment 2020

Trainee programme FAQs

When do you usually recruit Trainees during the year?

In 2016 we will be recruiting for Trainees for a Summer intake and a Winter intake. We usually accept applications approximately 8 weeks prior to the start date.

How many Trainees do you recruit each intake?

We will be offering 15+ Trainee opportunities in each intake.

Is this a paid experience?

Yes, this is a paid experience. Trainees are also eligible for our Company benefits which includes a season ticket loan and medical insurance.

What are the prerequisites to apply for Henderson’s Trainee Programme?

There are no prerequisites to apply. We review each application on a case by case basis.

I do not have a degree; will this impact the chances of me being considered for the Programme?

No, not having a degree will not affect your chances of securing a Trainee position. The Trainee Programme is open to those who opted to go to university as well as those who did not.

What is the recruitment process?

The first step of the recruitment process is an online application form. Selected candidates will then be selected for a digital interview. The final stage of the recruitment process is a face to face interview with the relevant business area and a member of HR.

Is it possible to defer a start date?

Unfortunately it is not possible to defer a start date.

Could I do the Trainee Programme as part of a placement year whilst at university?

Unfortunately the Trainee Programme is not designed to be a placement year. The Programme is designed to give you a foot in the door and to provide you with the relevant experience to help you start your career in the industry.

Is it possible to be part of the Trainee Programme under a shorter contract (ie less than a year)?

The Trainee contract is for a year. Henderson does not offer a shorter contract for the Trainee Programme.

Are the same roles available in each intake?

Trainee roles are offered in a number of divisions across the Company. The roles and divisions available do vary each intake. Roles in previous intakes have been in a number of areas including facilities, operations, human resources, fixed income and equities.

Can I apply for more than one business area?

Yes, you can apply for up to two business areas. You will be asked to select your first and second choice on your application form. You will also have the option to choose ‘no preference’

Do you offer Trainee roles in all of Henderson’s offices?

The Trainee Programme is currently only offered in our London office.

Is the Programme rotational?

No, the Trainee Programme is non-rotational. Trainees are placed in one team for the duration of their contract.

Are there guaranteed permanent contracts at the end of the Trainee contract?

Unfortunately there is no guarantee of a permanent role at Henderson at the end or during the Trainee contract. The Trainee Programme is designed to provide you with the relevant experience and knowledge to help you find permanent work either at Henderson or elsewhere. Trainees secure roles at Henderson if roles become available either during or at the end of the Trainee contract. Failure to secure permanent work at Henderson is not always a reflection of Trainees’ performance.

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