Degree Apprenticeship Programmes - London
The best of both worlds; Gain a university degree and start your career at the same time
If you are in your final year of school or college, predicted to gain A-Levels or equivalent and considering your future options about either going to university or finding your first role to start your career, we want you to consider making your next choice with LGT.
Our degree apprentice programme will introduce you to the Wealth Management sector where you will develop your industry knowledge, on the job work experience and gain a degree level qualification enabling you to gain the best possible platform to start your career.
Our Degree Apprenticeships
Our degree apprenticeship programmes (detailed in our programme overview) will be carried out in partnership with the University of Exeter and Queen Mary University of London, both UK Russell Group universities.
This year, we are delighted to offer three degree apprenticeship programmes. Our Chartered Manager apprentices will complete a BSc Business Management degree at Queen Mary University of London. This is a business degree with modules in Operations, Finance, Marketing etc, but the degree has a focus on Social change with modules on CSR and sustainability. Students will also be affiliated with the Chartered Management Institute upon completion of the course.
Our Digital and Technology Solutions Professional apprentices will be enrolled on the BSc Digital and Technology Solutions course at the University of Exeter, and will spend the first two years completing core degree modules (alongside rotating across different teams in our IT department), the final two years are spent specialising in one of the following areas of their choosing: Software Engineering; Data Analysis; IT Business Analytics; IT Consultancy; or Cyber Security.
Our Financial Services Professional apprentices will be enrolled on a BSc Applied Finance at the University Exeter. This course has been selected for our Front Office teams giving the students a strong introduction to Financial Services and Wealth/Investment Management. Individuals studying this course will also graduate with the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) Level 1 professional qualifications as these are underpinned by the degree.
All three courses form part of larger open cohorts so as well as having colleagues within LGT studying alongside you, you will have access to a wider network of peers from a variety of other businesses.
At LGT you will work in either our Business Operations, Portfolio Management, Central Management or IT Business Solutions teams. Please click on the department name to review a more detailed job description.
We care about your development and will ensure you gain a mixture of formal learning combined with on the job professional experience.
As an apprentice, you will spend 80% of your time at your desk supporting the work of your team. This on the job learning will provide you opportunities to develop your competencies and skills, as well as taking part in team and firm-wide training events. You will be equipped with a Buddy when you first join and have the opportunity to participate in our annual mentoring programmes from 2023.
Your additional 20% of working hours will be dedicated towards an element of learning, such as university studies or internal training. You will take part in full day academic masterclasses, lectures and will complete study leave delivered in the workplace and in your own time. As a registered student with the University of Exeter or Queen Mary University of London, you will also have full access to the university’s academic resources.
Our university partners have minimum expectations for their degree programme ranging from 3 B’s to 3 A’s. Although we usually ask you to have achieved the minimum expectations set by the universities, to be eligible for our apprenticeship programmes, we appreciate the need to be flexible given the on-going pandemic and disruption to your school/ college life. If you’ve achieved a little under 3 B’s in the academic year 2021/22, we would still encourage you to apply.
Application & Selection Process
Please apply via the apply button above.
When you apply you will be asked to upload a CV, however we do not require you to upload a resume for this programme. Instead of uploading a CV when you see this button, we ask that you please upload a word document with your answers to the following questions:
- What motivated you to applying for the degree apprenticeship programme with LGT? (max 150 words)
- Whilst many firms are working towards net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, LGT has boldly pledged to reach this target by 2030. In your view, what role does the finance industry have in tackling climate change? (max 300 words)
- Our culture is what sets us apart; we are a people business with a focus on ensuring our staff feel a genuine sense of belonging and fulfilment. So we want to hear about you! If an article on your life appeared in a newspaper, what would the headline be? (max 25 words)
- At LGT we believe one thing that sets us apart from our competitors is our entrepreneurial spirit. Please provide an example which represents entrepreneurship to you. (max 150 words)
Answering these questions is mandatory for this application.
Once submitted, applications will be screened via our early career’s talent partner Dartmouth Partners. Successful candidates will undergo a telephone screen and virtual interview with Dartmouth Partners before being invited to an assessment centre with LGT. You may be given a task or exercise to prepare for ahead of the assessment day.
Applications open 9:00am GMT, 03 May 2022
Applications close 11:59pm GMT, 05 September 2022
Our degree apprenticeship programmes are ideal if you have decided that full-time studies at university is not the right choice for you. Your degree qualification and training costs are covered by us. This means that, unlike university, you will end up qualified and debt-free! We offer all our apprentices a competitive starting salary of £22,000 per annum, 25 days holiday per year plus an extensive range of additional benefits that you can select from using your 15% flexible benefits pot.
We provide all our employees a one off £300 homeworking allowance that you can claim if you wish to buy equipment to create an effective homeworking set up (for example purchasing a desk, chair, screen monitors, wi-fi signal booster).
Start date 19 September 2022
No. of positions available 7