Early Careers: Your Springboard to a Successful Career

Our graduate programmes nurture our future leaders, and we welcome applicants that have recently graduated as well as those with more experience. We look for people with drive and integrity – because our programmes will build the knowledge and skills you need to succeed at Rathbones.

We offer two graduate programmes: technology and investment management. Both include a combination of placements, projects and qualifications to help you develop the attributes that we and other employers look for. You will work on as many as eight placements in different areas of the business, giving you the chance to put your learnings into practice and explore a wide range of careers. After two years, you’ll have the experience and skills to steer your career path wherever you want to go.

As well as theoretical and practical skills, we encourage you to develop your personal skills. Learn how to be a good leader, develop a professional network, and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

“During the graduate programme, I have most enjoyed working in an innovative environment with a steep learning curve and a fantastic team. I have learnt an enormous amount since joining Rathbones. I continue to be supported in my career development and I am given opportunities to take on new responsibilities every day.” – Raphaela Major, Graduate Trainee - Investment Management (London)

Supporting you through your studies

We want all our graduates to succeed on our programme. So, we give you the chance to choose the qualification that most suits your career ambitions, and we will give you time for exam preparation courses and study leave. You’ll also have a dedicated mentor to make sure you’re on track with regular one-to-one support.

All our graduates are on the learning curve together. You’ll join a network of other graduates and attend training together and we’ll match you to a buddy, so there will always be people you can turn to.

Our graduates make a hugely valuable contributions to Rathbones. To make sure we give you the support you need, we have a graduate development board that helps us continually evolve our programmes based on feedback from participants.

“When I joined Rathbones, I quickly realised that the company has a very welcoming culture. Everyone is friendly, supportive, and understanding. Senior colleagues are very approachable and interested in the professional development of graduates, helping us every step of the way. Rathbones’ inclusive and collaborative culture is one of the main reasons I recommend others to join the company’s graduate scheme.” – Emmanouil Makrygiannakis, Graduate Trainee - Investment Management (London)

Where your next chapter begins

Our graduate programme could be the start of your successful career in financial services. Usually, we hire a selection of graduates from our course – on average almost 90% of our graduates have secured permanent roles at Rathbones.

Our graduates have gone on to have roles in investment management, compliance, research financial planning, cybersecurity, data management and business transformation.