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Company Profile - Alliance Trust Plc


Alliance Trust PLC is a self-managed investment company with investment trust status. With headquarters in Dundee, Alliance Trust PLC has been investing since 1888 and is one of the largest generalist UK investment trusts by market value listed on the London Stock Exchange. As at 30 June 2013 we had net assets of nearly £2.8bn.

Who are we?

Our focus is to generate superior returns for shareholders over the medium to long term through a combination of capital growth and income. We have no fixed asset allocation benchmark and we invest in a wide range of asset classes throughout the world to achieve our objective.

Our objective at Alliance Trust PLC is to be a core investment for investors seeking a long term store of increasing value. We allocate our capital across a broad range of asset classes to enhance and preserve total returns and to provide shareholders with real growth over the medium to long term. We can use investment techniques such as gearing and hedging to enhance returns and reduce risks within our portfolio.

Career Opportunities

Over a two year fixed term period, trainees will experience 4 placements within the business such as, Investments, Sales & Marketing, Change & IT, Compliance & Risk as well as our Platform Proposition and even working with the CEO and Investor Relations areas.

Training and Development

Training and Development

At Alliance Trust we believe in the development of our people and therefore offer our graduates room to grow.

Many of our previous Management Trainees have studied towards their IMC and

CFA qualifications and have been involved in our mentoring and leadership programmes.

Throughout the programme trainees are supported by Alliance Trust to gain valuable industry specific qualifications in addition to receiving individual training which will be tailored to suit their existing skill set as well as working to development them in line with their individual career goals.

What we look for

Consistently high record of academic achievement

A minimum of recent 2:1 in any degree discipline. Applications from Masters or PhD students are also welcome*

Personal qualities and experience outside of university life are as important and highly regarded by Alliance Trust

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Should you require sponsorship then please note that these jobs are not currently listed on the UK Job Shortage List and are therefore subject to a Resident Labour Market Check (unless you are switching from an immigration category that removes this need). Please check your eligibility before applying at

How to apply

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