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UK Trainee Programme

Investment 20/20 Programme

GAM proudly participates in the Investment 20/20 programme and each year we open our doors to a wide range of school leavers and graduates who aspire to a career in investment management.

Our 2020 UK Trainee Programme offers roles in Finance, Marketing, HR, Facilities & Procurement, Investment Solutions, Investment Operations, Information Technology, Legal and Governance & Responsible Investment. Please keep an eye on this page for the 2021 intake information and job descriptions.

It’s really the people that make me enjoy GAM most, especially my team as they're like a second family to me
Jake, Communications

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Why join us

We are delighted to be part of the Investment2020 initiative and to be offering the opportunity for individuals to join GAM.

The purpose of our trainee programme is to enable individuals with limited or no exposure to financial services to start their careers and gain the skills and experience required to progress within the investment management industry.

The social side of your time with GAM should not be forgotten. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of social events we host, including monthly drinks, crazy golf and much more!

GAM’s London office is based in the heart of the City; our office at 8 Finsbury Circus is located within a few minutes’ walk from both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. There are a multitude of restaurants, shops and amenities in the local area and our office offers a fantastic location to begin your career within the investment management industry!

If you are looking for a 12-month trainee programme within a leading global asset management firm and have ambition, drive and desire to learn then this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Day in the life


Month end is a critical period in Finance, there are various important tasks that I need to complete before we finalise the monthly financial accounts including posting month end expenses and carrying out analysis of cost areas such as data services and IT.



Life on the GAM trading desk is never dull, and no two days are ever the same. As a recently created business unit, we are responsible for all trading across the GAM group, covering a broad range of asset classes and products.



The Global Consultant Relations team is the firm’s primary contact with the biggest global investment advisory firms. The team’s main focus is to ensure GAM’s strategies are referenced by the global consultant community, working closely with regional sales teams.



The role of Compliance teams within financial services has grown in prominence in recent years as firms look to strengthen their control frameworks and decode the implications of regulatory change.


Rewards & Benefits

The programme at GAM will be for a fixed term of 12 months. The salary will be £20,000 per annum. In addition, trainees will receive a sign-on bonus of £2,000. Upon successful completion of the Trainee Programme, all Trainees will be eligible to be considered for a discretionary additional payment of up to £1,000.

As a Trainee you will also have the opportunity to study for a relevant professional qualification , which our in-house Learning and Development team will help you select and support you through.

GAM offers a comprehensive range of benefits to suit a variety of lifestyles and to promote well-being in and out of the workplace.

Whilst a permanent position at the end of the programme is not guaranteed, the programme will equip you with invaluable skills and hands-on experience that will put you one step ahead in securing a permanent role either at GAM or elsewhere within the industry.

I’ve always been a confident person, but GAM has helped me to embrace that - you're allowed to be yourself here
Adeyemi, UK Wholesale

Key Dates

The 2020 London Trainee Programme has now commenced.

Key Dates


Monday 20 July 2020

Application open

Friday 21 August 2020

Application close

24 August - 11 Sept 2020

VC interviews taking place

14 Sept - 18 Sept 2020

Offers made to successful candidates.
Feedback provided to unsuccessful candidates

Monday 5 October 2020

UK Trainee Programme commences