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BlackRock Returner Programme 2019

Location: Edinburgh

Start date: September 2019

Programme: 5 month paid placement (Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme)

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. BlackRock is delighted to partner with Women Returners on the second cross-company returner progrmame for Financial Services in Scotland because they are committed to cultivating and advancing diversity in all forms. 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.

What are the opportunities with BlackRock?

BlackRock has placements available within the following teams: Core System Operations, Technology and Operations teams and Finance. These teams may be global but they are a close-knit group of individuals who share a common goal of providing the very best possible level of support to their business partners and customers. They are passionate about performance and innovation. From the top of the firm down, they embrace the diversity of values, identities and ideas brought by their employees.

Core System Operations

You can work with BlackRock at one of the world’s top FinTech companies. They sell their Aladdin platform to over 200 of the world’s top global corporations; in total the Aladdin platform manages about a quarter of all the world’s money under management. You can help build, monitor, support and administer some of the software which drives the global economy.  They run multi-discipline teams across operations, engineering and project/change/incident management and have a wide and varied technology stack.

Technology and Operations

With four thousand employees across the globe, Technology and Operations plays a critical role in BlackRock’s success. There are 8 global functions that touch the product lifecycle, client experience as well as BlackRock’s employee experience. Technology and Operations are constantly focused on innovation and driving scale across their operations.


BlackRock Finance consists of 650 Finance professionals across the globe.  They specialise in disciplines such as Financial Planning & Analysis (“FP&A), Treasury, Regulatory & Statutory Reporting, Finance Operations Support and Controllers.

Who are they looking for?

BlackRock is looking for individuals with prior experience in Technology, Operations and Finance.

What they will offer you in return

BlackRock will provide an internal mentor out with your department and a buddy for your day to day questions. You will benefit from the Returners Coaching Programme provided by Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners. BlackRock also offers a variety of internal networking groups to help you integrate into the business and their culture. They are serious about their people and offer flexible working patterns, flexible time off, collaborative working spaces and a growing number of other benefits.

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, their clients turn to them for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $5.98 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn:

How to apply

To apply to BlackRock, please email your CV and cover letter (with subject line Application for 2019 Returner Programme) to

Closing date for applications has been extended to 12 May 2019.

With any specific questions relating to BlackRock, please email

With any questions relating to the overall programme, please email