Salary: £18,000 per annum plus £500 sign on bonus
Employer: Baillie Gifford
Closing Date: Friday 15 May
You will undertake a range of administration duties including keeping our travellers' information up to date, checking travel bookings are complete and accurate as well as working on projects that will improve the performance of the team as a whole.
Baillie Gifford is an investment management company founded in 1908. Since that time, we have grown into a leading global company and we invest in some of the world’s most exciting businesses. We work hard for our clients and employ over 1000 people, most of whom work in Edinburgh, but we also have offices across the globe. People are often surprised by the variety of roles available within Baillie Gifford, which can include investment managers, lawyers, finance experts, travel co-ordinators, client administrators and IT specialists. With a vast array of jobs, there may be a role for you that you hadn’t considered.
You will work within our Travel Team who strive to deliver a focused, high quality service to the firm’s business travellers. The team provides travel bookings, support and assistance and focuses on the traveller’s safety, comfort and convenience. You will be the first point of contact for all administrative and operations queries. It’s a role where you will complete daily tasks, as well as work on projects that will improve the performance of the team as a whole. We will also provide training and support so that you can start making bookings too. Working hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
At Baillie Gifford, we’re incredibly committed to the wellbeing of our employees and we’re proud of our supportive working environment, with recent initiatives such as the Mental Health group and LGBT network. Our culture isn’t just limited to our work though – there’s an abundance of social events and groups to get involved in, from the annual dinner dance and office outing, to touch rugby and yoga classes. Not forgetting the free fruit, hot drinks and on-site restaurant to enjoy each day.
What might a day in this job look like?
You will take part in a variety of tasks – no two days will be the same. Your tasks will include helping with administration duties in the department, keeping our travellers' information up to date, checking travel bookings are complete and accurate, working with colleagues to enhance the service we provide. At the end of the programme you will be the first point of contact for all administrative and operations queries within the team.
What will I learn?
The apprenticeship programme will provide a combination of classroom based and on the job training to allow you to achieve an SVQ Business and Administration at SCQF Level 6.
Baillie Gifford is committed to helping its employees continually learn and develop so, in addition to the apprenticeship qualification, you will have a formal induction programme and continued training throughout your time with us. This will be a combination of technical training to do your job to the best of your ability, some soft skills learning and the opportunity to learn about what our industry is all about.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, enthusiastic outlook and drive to succeed in their career.
You’ll be joining a team that’s focused on delivering the very best service for our travellers, so communication skills are essential. Your ability to build strong relationships make you a born team player, while your high level of motivation means you also work well on your own. Time management is also one of your key skills and you know how to multi-task and have a focus on the accuracy of your work.