Trainee programme

Trainee programme

About the Programme

The Janus Henderson Trainee Programme is aimed at recent graduates, school leavers and those looking for a career change. The programme is for a period of 12 months and is run in our London and Denver offices. Unlike a traditional rotational Graduate Programme, Trainees are placed into one of our teams for the duration of their contract, enabling them to learn what the team does in real depth. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills from a combination of both 'on the job' and formal training. For those Trainees who excel in their roles, there may even be potential to secure a permanent role within Janus Henderson.

Trainee roles are offered in a number of divisions across the Company. The roles and divisions available vary per intake. Roles in previous intakes have been in a number of areas including facilities, operations, human resources, finance, marketing, investments and legal.

Who we are looking for

Whilst exceptional academic qualifications are always desirable, we look for individuals who show a strong desire to learn and embrace a fast paced, dynamic environment. Everything we do at Janus Henderson revolves around three central principles:

  • We put our clients first
  • We succeed as a team
  • We act like owners

Therefore we are looking for applicants who are motivated by providing excellent customer service, like to work and succeed within a team, and people who take ownership of their work.

Current Trainee Opportunities

Applications for the September 2019 intake are due to open on Tuesday 28th May. The following positions will be available:

Investment Management

Investment Services Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)

Distribution

Marketing Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)
Digital Marketing Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)
Sales Support Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)

Corporate

Technology Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)
Compliance Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)
Operations Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)
Finance Trainee – click here to apply (from 28th May)

If you are looking to apply, please note the following important dates:

Tuesday 28th May: Trainee applications open
Sunday 23rd June: Trainee applications close at Midnight
Monday 5th August – Friday 16th August: Interviewing and Assessment Stage. Candidates will be required to attend an interview at some point during this two week period
Thursday 5th September and Friday 6th September: 2 day ‘Welcome to the Company’ for successful applicants
Monday 9th September: Trainee’s first official day at Janus Henderson

Investment 2020

Janus Henderson 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

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Trainee programme FAQs

How many trainee positions are there for 2019?

We will recruit 8 trainees for the September 2019 intake.

Is this a paid experience?

Yes, we offer a competitive trainee salary. You will also be eligible for employee benefits such as Bupa Private Medical and Dental, a free GP service, corporate rate gym memberships, £4 a day to spend in the subsidised staff restaurant, an interest free ticket loan and many more!

What are the requirements in order to apply for Janus Henderson’s Trainee Programme?

There are no set academic requirements in order to apply. We are looking for individuals who show a strong desire to learn and embrace a fast paced, dynamic environment.

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 video interview. The final stage of the recruitment process will be an in-person assessment/interview with the relevant business area and a member of HR. More information will be provided nearer the time for successful candidates. Key dates to know:

Monday 27th May: Trainee applications open
Sunday 23rd June: Trainee applications close at Midnight
Monday 5th August – Friday 16th August: Interviewing and Assessment Stage. Candidates will be required to attend an interview at some point during this two week period
Thursday 5th September and Friday 6th September: 2 day ‘Welcome to the Company’ for successful applicants
Monday 9th September: Trainee’s first official day at Janus Henderson

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' to the investment industry, and to provide you with the relevant experience to help you succeed in your career going forward.

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. Janus 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, finance, investments and marketing.

Can I apply for more than one business area?

Yes, it is possible to apply for up to two business areas.

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

The Trainee Programme is currently only offered in our London and Denver offices.

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 Janus Henderson at the end of 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 Janus Henderson or elsewhere. Trainees secure roles at Janus Henderson if roles become available either during or at the end of the Trainee contract. Failure to secure permanent work at Janus Henderson is not always a reflection of a Trainees’ performance.

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