Graduate programme

Extensive on-the-job training

At Ruffer, who you are matters more than what you know.

Curious and courteous? Thoughtful and trustworthy? Resourceful and resilient? If so, you’ll enjoy working with us.

We grow our own talent and promote from within. When you join us, we commit to helping you shape a role and a career that you find fulfilling.

We offer three types of role within our graduate programme: an investment and client focused role in the Front Office, an analytical role in our Research team and a Technology role in our agile development teams. A summer associate programme is also available, see the link below for more information on this.

Front Office graduate

Our Front Office graduate roles combine working directly with clients and helping to manage investment portfolios.

We welcome applications from people who have studied all degree subjects.

You’ll need to be interested in the financial markets, but we don’t expect you to be an expert on day one. It’s more important to be a good all–rounder and to like working with people.

Most of Ruffer’s graduate roles are in our Front Office.

Research graduate

Our Research graduates focus on analysing investments and the financial markets.

This covers everything from assessing the outlook for revenues at Apple to understanding inflation trends in Japan.

Quantitative degree subjects are desirable.

You’ll need to be interested in and familiar with the financial markets. When we say this role involves equity analysis and macro–economic analysis, you’ll know what we mean.

Technology graduate

Our Technology graduates sit in one of our agile development teams, with opportunities to use and develop their technology skills.

Computer science and quantitative subjects are desirable. If you’re interested in the financial markets, that’s great, but you don’t need to know an asset class from your elbow.

The programme

Our graduate programme offers extensive on-the-job training together with external courses and the opportunity to study for professional qualifications.

As one of our graduate trainees, you would be given early responsibility and work closely alongside partners and directors of Ruffer.

During the programme, graduates rotate across different parts of our business, to build an understanding of how Ruffer works.

After completing the graduate programme you would join a team and continue to be actively supported in your career development.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2020 Graduate programme have now closed. Information about next year’s programme will be available in early 2021.

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