Location: UK: London
Opportunity: 6-month returnship starting September 2022
Apply By: 31 May 2022
BlackRock is delighted to partner with Women Returners on the London Returners Programme, as they believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for their employees and a greater experience for their diversified global client base.
BlackRock is looking for candidates with prior experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services, who have had a career break outside of Industry of at least two years (with no upper limit). You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for the programme.
About the BlackRock London Returners Programme
The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to full-time work for up to ten experienced candidates through a six-month paid returnship starting in September 2022.
They are seeking experienced individuals who are client orientated and passionate about performance, who display collaborative and innovative mindsets, and bring an eclectic set of proficiencies to the workplace; prioritisation, analytical and organisational skills amongst others.
Examples of BlackRock divisions interested in taking a Returner
At BlackRock, they strive to help investors build sound financial futures. That’s why they offer iShares ETFs, a flexible and low-cost way to tap into the potential of the market. By channelling strategic thinking and expertise into a robust offering of investment funds, iShares aims to make wealth-building easier, more efficient, and more rewarding for all investors.
BlackRock Sustainable Investing
BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) is part of the organization at the forefront of redefining the financial services industry towards a more sustainable future. The team unifies the firm’s sustainable investment strategies onto a single platform and partners with their global investment and distribution teams to develop scalable and innovative solutions ranging from screens and environmental social governance (ESG) strategies to Impact Investing.
BlackRock’s global network of operations professionals centralize knowledge, equip teams with data and technology, and provide the information needed to innovate and deliver for internal stakeholders and clients.
Fundamental Active Equities:
Their fundamental active equity investment strategies leverage BlackRock’s resources in efforts to meet client demands for higher alpha and outcome-oriented strategies. Each of their fundamental strategies focuses on company-specific research that’s driven by human insight and enhanced by innovative technologies.
Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group
Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group performs the risk management activities and quantitative analysis functions at BlackRock. RQA’s principal responsibility is to ensure that the risks in the portfolios managed by BlackRock are fully understood by their portfolio managers and consistent with their client’s objectives; and to know the risks by thoroughly understanding the investments and providing the best analytics and tools.
The trading team generates alpha for clients across; scientific, fundamental and index products. They partner with portfolio managers to optimize returns through a variety of trade types. BlackRock is a pioneer of using quantitative techniques and sophisticated models to improve the performance of its Securities Lending business.
How will BlackRock support your return to work?
To fully support candidates in their transition back to full time work, they will provide an internal mentor and a buddy for your day to day questions. They offer a variety of internal networking groups, including a Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) to help you integrate into the business and culture. You will also benefit from the Returners Coaching Programme provided by Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners.
BlackRock is serious about their people and offer flexible working patterns, flexible time off, collaborative working spaces and a growing number of other benefits.
At BlackRock, they are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Their clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without their smartest investment – the one they make in their employees. It’s why BlackRock is dedicated to creating an environment where their colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
How to Apply
To apply to the BlackRock Returner Programme please click here to view all opportunities. If you don’t see a role that you think is an obvious fit for your skillset, interests or background, please feel free to apply to the Generalist role, and members of the Returners Programme team will review your profile and make a recommendation.
The closing date for applications is 31 May 2022.
With any specific questions relating to BlackRock, please email Returners@BlackRock.com.