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Take your first steps in a financial services career with our opportunities for students, school leavers and graduates.

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What makes St. James’s Place Wealth Management different?

SJP is a relationship-based business. We offer trusted financial advice of the highest quality to our valued clients, through our national network of financial advice practices. Our advice is supported by a compelling investment proposition. Rather than employ in-house fund managers, we tap into the expertise provided by a select number of external managers from across the globe.

SJP and You

Just as our clients invest in us, we invest in our people. We focus on attracting and retaining young professionals who share our core values and determination to continue to build our business. We’ll support you to fulfil your potential, providing you with an interesting and challenging career within a first-class working environment.

Why choose a career with St. James’s Place?

  • We’re a FTSE 100 company
  • We are one of the largest wealth management companies in the UK
  • We have opportunities for students, school leavers and graduates
  • We offer paid internships, apprenticeships, graduate programmes and more
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Did you know?

St James’s Place is one of the UK’s largest Wealth Management companies, with more than 3,954 Financial Advisers and over 682,000 clients investing with us.

Since we began trading in 1992, we have grown into a leading FTSE 100 wealth management business. Our Head Office is situated in the beautiful Cotswolds. We have 22 office locations across the UK, as well as premises in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Dublin. Our comprehensive range of training programmes are tailored to developing early careers at a number of stages.

“The diversity in both opportunities and challenges that a rotational graduate scheme offers is unique, and will absolutely help me to progress throughout my three years and beyond.”

Anna – Graduate

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“The development opportunities offered by the St. James’s Place Apprenticeship Programme are outstanding. I have been able to develop my skills, capabilities and personal brand through continuous support, and have even been able to start my Chartered Business Management Degree (fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy).”

Charlotte | APPRENTICE
“My responsibility with the Inclusion & Diversity team is driving forward our racial inclusion strategy. Ultimately we all want to strive for a fairer society which cares for all.

The work companies like SJP do in their I&D teams is massively important in defining what it means to be inclusive.”

“My experience with SJP as an industrial placement student has been great... and has begun to help me narrow down what I would like to do in my career. SJP has allowed me to gain substantial skills and knowledge and supports us with wider opportunities for personal development.”


Early Careers

We know that choosing the right career path isn't easy. That's why we offer a variety of graduate schemes, apprenticeships, internships and year placements to support you wherever you are on your journey. Whether you’re in sixth form, at college or studying as an undergraduate, we have a wealth of opportunities for you. To find out more, visit our careers website by clicking the link below.

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Internships and Industrial Year Placements

SJP Internships

If you’re a sixth form, college student or an undergraduate studying and want to know what it is like to work at a Wealth Management company, our paid internships are developed to get you stuck into life at SJP and your assigned area from day one.

Your 4–8 weeks with us will consist of working on core projects that are key to our business.

SJP Industrial Year Placements

Our 12-month Industrial Placement programme aims to give undergraduates a detailed experience of our business.

The programme is split into two six-month placements, within two areas of the business such as Client Services, Business Assurance, Investment Management, Technology and Corporate Strategy.

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Hear from one of our 2020 Interns: Tom Ogilvie

“I was a Summer Intern here at SJP working in the Marketing Division. During my time at SJP, I have had some fascinating exposure into the day-to-day marketing operations of a FTSE 100 company. Despite the current tricky circumstances, joining SJP has been seamless. Everyone including my line manager and the Early Careers team have clearly put a lot of time into ensuring we as interns have a highly engaging experience as well as being only an email or a phone call away should we have any questions or queries.”

School Leavers and Apprenticeships

We understand that deciding whether University is right for you is a hard decision. Our apprenticeships are designed for sixth-form or college leavers – providing the support and time to continue your training and development whilst in full-time employment with the reassurance of a permanent contract from the outset.

Apprentices study a qualification which is relevant to their job role from level 3 to degree level apprenticeships, undertake their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and are a valued member of a team in the business.

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Graduate Programmes

SJP offers two brilliant options for graduates, the Rotational Programme and the Specialist Programme. Graduates with a keen interest in a particular area of the business can join us as a Specialist to start their career within this particular field and study a qualification that is aligned to their area of expertise and work requirements.

Alternatively, for all-rounders or those not sure which area of the business they’d like to go into, we have created a rotational programme with development and training in mind, which exposes exceptional young employees to a variety of departments over 3 years.

Our approach is simple: we are a people business and our people are our most important asset. Graduates can expect to be exposed to senior management from day one as well as be involved in a diverse range of activities and projects.

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