What do you get as a T. Rowe Price London Apprentice? The T. Rowe Price Apprenticeship Scheme is designed to provide you with work experience in the financial services industry. Our scheme will give you an opportunity to learn about investment management and how T. Rowe Price helps our global client base to achieve their investment goals. Your placement will consist of working with the Global Technology Team within our London office. You will have a strong support network, dedicated to helping you reach your full potential and at the end of the apprenticeship you will have an accredited qualification and over a year of (paid) work experience.
Benefits of the scheme include:
Experience: Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will gain over 18 months of valuable experience by being immersed in the day-to-day workings of our firm.
Opportunity: A large number of our apprentices have been offered permanent positions at the end of their placement. We cannot guarantee a permanent role at the end of the 18+ months, however we strongly encourage apprentices to apply for open positions, and many have been successful applicants.
Exposure and Networking: You will gain broad exposure to leaders and employees at all levels across the company, to deepen your understanding of our unique culture and approach to investment management. The Apprenticeship Scheme is part of the Investment20/20 programme, which will also offer you exciting opportunities to network with other apprentices, trainees and industry professionals from 60 firms across the sector.
What we are looking for: We are currently looking for school leavers or graduates, as well as candidates without a degree. We also welcome candidates who are looking for a well-supported way to return to work after an absence. We hire for future potential — and we especially like team players, curious collaborators and can-do people.
Global Technology (Developer Services): The Global Technology team designs, develops and maintains a variety of software applications and services which support our clients, sales, and marketing teams.
Standard/Qualification: Level 4 DevOps Engineer
Minimum Duration of Apprenticeship: 18+ months
Role and Responsibilities Overview
Developer Services provide software tools and capabilities to the T. Rowe Price application development community. We provide an automated, standardized and reliable way to get software application changes (code) written in many different languages to the cloud production environment as quickly as possible. Our job is to automate everything away to reduce the friction between taking a business idea through the software design, engineering, test, deploy and release cycle to production as quickly and reliably as possible, while meeting all the software regulatory requirements a financial services company has to follow.
The apprentice will gain experience and an understanding of the following areas
This apprenticeship starts with a Development Boot Camp to get up and running with the tools and context required. Working as part of a software engineering team that takes ownership for what they deliver to their global customers. The complete Software development lifecycle and how to translate business ideas into a software application. Learn about a broad range of software testing practices, software & service support and software product management. Learn new programming languages and associated software development tools.
The apprentice will spend time in the following teams
Software Engineering Team
Site Reliability Engineering
Software Developer Engineering Test Team
Software Product Management Team
The tasks the apprentice will carry out as part of a team include
Design write and test software to automate processes that serve a specific business need.
Identify and implement improvements to existing applications.
Provide first class customer support for our services, analyse and help solve issues raised.
Understand the basics of the Software Development Life Cycle and design and write new features
The T. Rowe Price Apprenticeship Scheme, a London-based initiative, forms part of our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We aim to focus on local unemployment by working in collaboration with our charity partner, the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) and Investment20/20 to source candidates. The scheme this year offers a role based in our London office, near Bank Tube Station. based in our London office, near Bank Tube Station. Candidates will be supported in a number of ways, including our commitment to offer the London Living Wage (LLW) for all positions, supported learning throughout the scheme and a host of benefits attached to the opportunity.
We are a global asset management firm — our purpose is to help people save and invest their money. We are based in America and have offices in 16 locations around the world, including Central London. We employ over 7,100 people worldwide and are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talented and diverse employees.
Money matters are quite personal. Money can be used to make great changes in our lives, and in society overall. Alternatively, money troubles can cause great turmoil. We seek to provide greater access to investments and investing practices which help people navigate money issues and make more informed decisions.
We think it’s important to leave a positive mark on the world, and we’re looking for people who feel the same. We are a commission-free company where values such as teamwork, collaboration and trust are rewarded.
As of 30 September 2021, T. Rowe Price has more than USD $1.61 trillion in assets under management and serves clients in more than 50 countries worldwide.
For more information about the Firm, please visit http://www.troweprice.com or www.troweprice.com/institutional
We are currently looking for candidates who are interested in embarking on a fantastic career with T. Rowe Price
We are interested in hearing from candidates from a variety of backgrounds who can demonstrate a passion for technology and keen to learn about new developments, tools and trends in the sector.
Outlined below are some of the typical attributes that we look for in our apprentices:
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
- Good organisational skills and attention to detail
- Presentable and professional at all times
- Enthusiastic and willing to contribute ideas
- Keenness to learn and adapt in a constantly changing environment
- Commitment to undertake further study for any relevant industry qualifications
We are looking for candidates who have studied to A Level or BTEC Level 3 Standard and can demonstrate a passion for up to date technologies through portfolios or projects. We are looking for candidates who have programmed/scripted at any level, in any language.
To be eligible to apply for this position candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Aged 18 years or over by 1st April
- Possess 5 GCSE’s A-C or equivalent (including Math and English)
- Willing to travel to Bank Station in central London
- Willing to commit to a 13 month+ apprenticeship
The employer will offer the following additional benefits to the successful candidates:
- Fully funded accredited learning
- Up to £300 clothing allowance
- Travel allowance to cover the cost of travel for the first month
- An assigned mentor throughout the duration of your apprenticeship