Campus programmes

Join us in our mission to exceed our clients’ expectations

Intellectual curiosity = unlimited potential

We welcome smart, hard-working and intellectually curious individuals to work with us. While the specific attributes and skills we seek vary by position, the common characteristics we look for in our campus candidates include:
  • Ability to collaborate and build strong relationships within a global framework
  • Capacity for differentiated thinking and independent initiative
  • Record of achievement and a strong work ethic
  • Diversity — including a blend of life experiences
  • Inquisitiveness and self-motivation
  • Maturity and a balance between confidence and humility
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to synthesise information

We invest in you, so you can invest in the world

Internships and co-ops

We offer internship and co-op opportunities at both the undergraduate and MBA level throughout the firm, globally. Each programme is designed to ensure interns gain valuable industry experience while learning about our firm.

Undergraduate diversity internship

At the undergraduate level, Wellington Management has a Boston and Chicago based summer internship programme. The internship takes place between June and August and typically lasts 10-12 weeks.

While the internship programme focuses on targeting underrepresented groups in investment management (women and people of colour), the programme is inclusive, therefore any qualified candidates can apply. Overall, we seek talented, dedicated students with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Our internship roles fall into many departments across the firm including the areas of business, investment research, investment science and information technology. Internship roles typically fall into the following teams, but change every year based on business need:

  • Client Services
  • Equity Research
  • Fixed Income Research
  • Global Accounting
  • Global Relationship Group
  • Global Trading
  • Investment Analytics
  • Investment Science
  • Information Technology
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Portfolio Data
  • Risk Services
  • Trading Operations
  • Wellington Funds Group

Over the summer, our interns experience a highly challenging and rewarding programme that offers insights into the investment management industry and Wellington Management. Exceptional summer interns are viewed as potential candidates for our full-time campus programmes.

The deadline to apply is October each year.

Global opportunities

Wellington Management has selectively established offices to support global investing and our global client base. Our relationship management teams actively serve clients in their own time zones. The proximity, coupled with their local market knowledge, enables relationship managers to focus on issues unique to each client’s investment environment. With the growth of our global offices, we are now able to offer more opportunities for undergraduates. Below are the current offices with opportunities:

Beijing
Wellington Management offers investment research opportunities in the Beijing office. The programme typically takes place during the summer. Eligible candidates are sourced from Peking University and Tsinghua University. Please contact your career services office for more information.

Hong Kong
Wellington Management offers undergraduate opportunities in the Hong Kong office. Eligible candidates are sourced from local universities and should be eligible to work in Hong Kong. Please contact the undergrad mailbox for more information.

London
Wellington Management offers an undergraduate diversity internship in London to those candidates interested in the investment management industry. UK citizenship is required.

Wellington Management also offers an opportunity for a 12-month placement in the London Office. Eligible candidates are sourced locally. Please contact your careers services office for more information.

Singapore
Wellington Management offers investment research and client services opportunities based in the Singapore office. Interested undergraduates must be in their penultimate year and eligible to work in Singapore. The programme recruits directly from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University. Please contact your career services office for more information.

Sydney
Wellington Management offers internships working with both the portfolio services and relationship teams in the Sydney office. Applicants should be penultimate year students who are eligible for work in Australia. The programme runs from January to July and July to January. We recruit directly from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney in April and October of each year. Please contact your career services office for more information.

Tokyo
Wellington Management offers opportunities for up to six months in the Tokyo Office. Applicants need to be eligible to work in Japan. Please contact your careers services office for more information.

Co-ops

We partner directly with Northeastern University’s Co-op programme for Boston-based and international positions. If you are a Northeastern University student, please contact your advisor for more information.

Investing in you

Wellington Management will work with you to meet your long-term career aspirations — we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all career path. Our goal is to help you develop and evolve into a top performer in whatever field you choose.

There are many ways to develop your professional career. Some Wellington Management employees go on to part-time graduate studies using the firm’s tuition reimbursement benefit. Some pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation through Wellington Management’s CFA® programme. Others decide to go back to school full time to pursue graduate studies. All paths are encouraged and supported.

Full-time opportunities

Wellington Management’s Campus Programmes seek smart, diverse, intellectually curious graduating students who want to launch their careers full-time in investment management.

Business associate

A full-time, three-year opportunity for graduating Bachelor’s students who are interested in a variety of career opportunities available in the investment management industry. This programme will help you gain insight into our industry, firm and culture.

Successful candidates are high-performing, talented students who are intellectually curious and self-motivated. Upon completion of this programme, participants may be placed into positions across the firm that are complementary to their skills, interests and business needs. To qualify, you will need to graduate in the 2017 – 2018 academic calendar year, be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in any major, and have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA. You will be hired into one of the following groups in our Boston office for 2018:

  • Finance and Administration – Accounting, Tax, Operational Risk
  • Fixed Income – Risk & Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • Investment Products and Strategies
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Trading
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Wellington Funds Group

The deadline to apply is in October each year.

Investment science associate

A full-time, up to five-year opportunity in our Investment Science Group suitable for bachelor’s and master’s students.

The world is full of fascinating questions. As an investment science associate, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in complex data sets, research challenging investment questions, and solve problems with modern data science techniques — from idea generation and prototyping to validation and production.

Examples of the nature of the work include:

  • Building predictive models and identifying and validating public data sources to build out data-driven investment hypotheses
  • Completing complex analytical projects and statistical analyses across securities, asset classes and economic relationships
  • Assisting with portfolio construction, factors, risk management and trading analysis
  • Creating visualisations and dashboard views using various data sets
  • Working with structured and unstructured data
  • Researching macroeconomic themes and factors

Investment science associates will act as internal investment science consultants and research analysts, providing quantitative research to the firm’s talented community of investors. These insights will enable the firm to make prudent financial decisions to benefit thousands of retirees, savers and institutions. With so many unanswered questions in the investment world, which ones will you answer?

Please note the deadline to apply is in October each year.

Launch research associate

A full-time, up to five-year opportunity in our Investment Management Group suitable for undergraduate students, non-MBA students and people with 1 – 3 years of work experience.

The goal of the Launch Research Associate (RA) Programme is to provide flexible, value-added analytical resources to support the firm’s mission of superior investment performance. We endeavour to develop and identify exceptional Launch RAs to build our pipeline of talented investors. Through a series of multiple rotations, programme participants will play a critical role in assisting experienced analysts and portfolio managers in conducting research and implementing their investment process. In the first two years in the role, Launch RAs should expect to complete a rotation in each of the following investment groups: Global Equity Portfolio Management, Fixed Income and Global Industry Research. Interested candidates should have geographic flexibility. For our 2018 hiring needs, a majority of the positions are based in our Boston headquarters, but opportunities also exist globally, in London and Singapore. Positions will be sourced from local, partnered universities by each office’s recruitment team.

Examples of the nature of the work include:

  • Analysing potential investment opportunities
  • Building and maintaining company financial spreadsheets
  • Modeling sophisticated financial instruments
  • Completing complex analytical projects
  • Researching macroeconomic themes
  • Communicating investment ideas in spoken and written form

Please note the deadline to apply is in September each year.

PACE associate

A full-time, three-year opportunity for graduating bachelor’s degree students who are interested in career opportunities in our Client Services Group. This programme will help you gain insight into the needs and solutions of our clients.

Successful candidates are high-performing, talented students who are intellectually curious, self-motivated and client-service oriented. Upon completion of this programme, participants may be placed into positions within Client Services or across the firm, depending on their skills, interests and our business needs. To qualify, you will need to graduate in the 2017 – 2018 academic calendar year, be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any major and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadline to apply is in October of each year.

Technology associate

A full-time, entry-level opportunity in Information Technology for graduating Bachelor’s students.

Wellington Management is seeking individuals to be part of the Technology Associate Programme in the Information Technology department. As a Technology Associate, you will develop the foundation to build a successful career in financial technology. Working as part of a dynamic team focused on delivering cutting edge solutions to business problems, successful candidates will gain in-depth understanding of the investment management industry and the technology that drives portfolio management, portfolio analysis, trading and client engagement. Opportunities exist globally in our London and Hong Kong offices, and locally in our Boston and Marlborough offices.

Please note the deadline to apply is in October each year.

Questions

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