We aim to recruit people with an enquiring mind, ambition and integrity. We reward our people well and aspire to create an environment where everyone can maximise their career capabilities.

We are not all the same at Walter Scott, but we share a belief that we work to deliver the best for our clients. As individuals from different backgrounds, we build on this diversity with the help of great partners, including The Robertson Trust, Girls Who Invest, the British Counciland the Crankstart Scholarship.

We are always interested in exceptional individuals to enhance the business.

Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Current Vacancies

Currently, we are not recruiting for any positions, apart from the internship programmes, see details below.
New vacancies will appear here when available on the BNY Mellon job portal.


We have two internship programmes – Investment and Operations. These will run throughout the summer months in Edinburgh.

We are open for applications until the end of December 2020.

Jane Henderson, Managing Director
BSc (Hons) Marine and Environmental Biology, University of St Andrews
Joined: 1995

Applicants should have an enquiring mind, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be flexible and adaptable, and driven to succeed.

Internship FAQs

How long is the internship?

The internship lasts for six weeks from 21 June to 30 July 2021.

When do I apply?

We are now open for applications until the end of December 2020. Please look at the details on each programme page to learn more. You can find information on how to apply in the ‘How Do I Apply’ section below.

How do I apply?

It’s simple. Send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] for the Research programme and [email protected] for the Operations programme. There are no online application forms or tests.

What degree subject should I be studying?

You don’t need to be studying a financial related degree, we want to hire people from all degree disciplines.

What is the application process?

We will hold an assessment day in our offices in Edinburgh in February 2021. This will include interviews as well as group exercises and the chance to meet people from Walter Scott.

Is the internship paid?

Of course. Our internship pay is competitive and it will be enough for you to enjoy life in our wonderful home city of Edinburgh.

What happens after I apply?

We review applications as they come in so please give us a few weeks to do this. Our assessment days will be in February 2021, exact dates will be posted soon.