Graduate Investments Programme 2023

Wellcome Trust

Location London
Salary £35,000
Team Investments
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 30th Oct 2022 GMT

Job Description

As an independent global charity we fund our grants and other activities from a £38.2 billion investment portfolio.

As a member of Wellcome’s Investments team you’ll undertake investment analysis, learn about financial markets, develop your investment judgment, and understand how our long-term philosophy seeks to generate returns to support Wellcome’s mission.

You will have a front row seat at the team’s weekly Investment Decision Meeting, regularly chaired by our Chief Investment Officer, where all the key portfolio decisions are debated and made. Through this, and through interacting with other members of the team, you will get substantial exposure to financial markets and the various asset classes in which Wellcome invests.

Our programme suits people who can think on their feet, enjoy being challenged and are motivated to try new things and contribute ideas.

Training and development

Soon after joining the team, you will map out a personal development plan with your manager. This plan will set out your specific training and development goals, to be obtained both through experience and through relevant training from internal and external providers. Suggested areas of training include, but are not limited to, the below:

- Investment Management Certificate (IMC) qualification

- Financial analysis and modelling

- Public speaking and presentation skills

- Debating and negotiation skills

Graduates benefit hugely from being a part of the Investments team weekly meeting from day one, where all the most important decisions about the portfolio are discussed and debated.

As one of our past graduates has commented: “There are three things that set the Wellcome investments graduate scheme apart: 1) fascinating projects across a broad range of sectors and asset classes; 2) learning to think in the truly long-term and 3) the fact that all this varied, exciting work is contributing to an incredible mission. That is why I was thrilled to be offered a full-time role.” Ailsa, Investment Analyst.

Soon after joining you will also be assigned a mentor to help you navigate your career development and make the most out of your time at Wellcome.

You can apply if you:

·       have an undergraduate or Master's degree (2:2 or above)

·       Graduated between 2021 and 2023

·       will be available from 6 September 2023

·       have the right to work in the UK. Please note we can sponsor the transfer from tier 4 to tier 2 if your visa is valid on 6 September 2023.

Key Dates

Applications closing date: 30 October 2022

Open evening: 11 October 2022

Video interviews: w/c 21 November 2022

Final interviews: 15 December 2022

Please note that the dates above are only acting as a guideline and may change.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 30th Oct 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Sun 30th Oct 2022