Economist – Industrial Placement Year



The Economics team at Schroders play a vital part in observing the world economy and providing a unique perspective on financial markets. Alongside recurring analysis, producing longer term research is an essential part of the team's responsibilities.

Our views on the world are used by wider business. Whether it's helping our portfolio managers and analysts inform their investment decisions or providing content for our client communications, the work we do is crucial.

What you'll be like

As a Placement student, you'll be assisting the team in their wider responsibilities and take ownership for some projects of your own by providing research support and insight.

The role is a fantastic opportunity to take your classroom learning and gain a practical application of how economics is used in the real world. You'll develop a greater insight to how our investors make their investment decisions and how economics can help shape financial markets.

Our goals are aligned with those of our clients – the creation of long-term value so we want a talented, creative and diverse team. The more different ideas we have, the more likely we are to succeed.

The knowledge, skills and qualifications we're looking for

  • Numerate and analytical – You'll be comfortable with Excel and have good attention to detail
  • A great communicator with strong organisational skills
  • Interested in macroeconomics, financial markets and current affair
  • Currently studying Economics at university and on track and/or currently achieving a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
  • 128 UCAS Points (320 UCAS Points using old Tariff calculator) at A-Level or equivalent

Recruitment process & key dates

Placement Year Dates - Monday 15th July 2019 to Friday 31st August 2020

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