Often, people don’t know, or have misconceptions, about what a career in investment involves and the type of people who work in the industry. In truth, it’s full of all sorts of people with different backgrounds, educations and skills, working in all sorts of roles. 

From school leavers to graduates to experienced professionals changing careers, the investment industry offers plenty of high-quality, stimulating and intellectually engaging jobs that help shape the world we live in.

Those in the industry work on some of the country’s and the world’s most interesting challenges and issues. These include climate change, the increasing role of technology, the impact of an ageing population, and the growing financial power of emerging economies.

Industry roles don’t just centre on investment either. There are opportunities in supporting functions, too, such as IT, marketing, and HR. And contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need a degree in maths or economics, or to have gone to university. As this video shows, there’s a place for everybody in the industry.

Jobs board

If you’re a school leaver or recent university graduate you can find the latest jobs at Investment20/20, our industry careers service focused on attracting more-diverse talent into the industry.

Real stories from real people
Through our industry you can have such an impact on the world around you…We have some huge societal challenges that we need to address.
Marte Borhaug, Global Head of ESG Investment Solutions, Aviva Investors
Working in our industry has exposure to a rich debate of views against an ever changing market, economic and political environment and you have to be able to express these views back to clients.
Julie Dickson, Investment Director, Capital Group
It doesn’t really matter where you start. There are lots of chances to move within asset management and develop your skillset and have that long term career.
Belinda Gan, Investment Director, Schroders