Distribution & Marketing Summer Internship 2020

Standard Life Aberdeen · Competitive · London (central)
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 Distribution is the face of Standard Life Aberdeen to our clients. Our role is to understand what our clients need and to make sure we have the solutions in place to meet those needs. We engage with clients and prospective clients around the world, we help them invest in our products and we look after them throughout their investment journey. As part of their journey, we ensure that they have the right solutions in place, which meets their requirements.

In order to provide our clients with the best possible service we have a range of teams that sit within Distribution, some of which include: Marketing, Institutional and Wholesale sales teams, Client Service and Client Relationship Management, Request For Proposal (RFP) teams, and Investment Specialists to name a few. Our Marketing function encompasses Digital Marketing, Content, Channel Marketing, Risk, Brand, Sponsorship and Events. The constantly changing markets and client needs make for a fast-paced and varied environment for candidates. Our people are dynamic, driven and care deeply about what our clients need. If you enjoy building relationships you will thrive in Distribution & Marketing.

From day one, you’ll contribute to our ambitions whilst developing your skills and knowledge in the industry. Over the 10 week summer internship you will be given real work with tangible outputs within the Distribution & Marketing stream, allowing you to gain exposure to real business situations, with real responsibility. Regardless of which team you join within the Distribution & Marketing stream you will gain a depth of experience; getting the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals across our business and engage in development activities with your peers on internship programme. You will be based with the same team throughout the summer internship placement.

On completion of your summer internship you will be considered for a position on our 24 month rotational graduate programme starting in 2021. This programme gives graduates the chance to start their career in a highly supportive team environment, whilst gaining skills and experience along with support through further qualifications

  • Duration: Two year graduate programme
  • Structure: Four placements lasting 6 six months
  • Development: Support to work towards a professional qualification
  • Location: Edinburgh and London


About You

We are looking for undergraduates and graduates in their penultimate or final year of studies to join our summer internship programme. We are looking for motivated candidates who demonstrate:

  • Communication skills: Can clearly and effectively communicate both written and verbally.
  • Team Work: Encourages team work, collaboration and breaking down boundaries when working with others.
  • Trust & Integrity: Demonstrates the organisations’ values to deliver work with integrity and to high ethical standards.
  • Planning & Prioritising: Organises and prioritises to efficiently accomplish tasks and meet objectives based on relative value, importance, and urgency.
  • Attention to detail: Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and organisation in work.
  • Analytical : Effective in collecting and analysing information to facilitate and support decisions.

 We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.


Application process

 The summer internship application is made up of four easy to follow stages.

1. CV & online application - If you’re serious about a role with us, it’s worth taking the time at this stage to get your CV and application right.

2. Online tests - When doing the tests, it is always best to choose a quiet location where you won’t be disturbed.

3. Telephone interview - This is your chance to have a conversation with us and to re-affirm your motivation for applying and interest in the stream you have applied to.

4. Assessment Centre- This is the final stage in the process, where we get to meet you face to face and you have the chance to really make an impression.

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