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Fixed Income

The rigour of our research, collaborative investment process and focus on our clients, create a repeatable competitive advantage.

Who we are

Feel passionate about becoming an investor and making a real difference to our clients’ future? Enjoy working as part of a team and taking ownership of your own work? Our Fixed Income team manages debt securities in a range of funds covering investment grade, high yield, emerging markets, hybrids, and money markets. You will have the opportunity to rotate across multiple teams to gain a holistic understanding of the Fixed Income investment process.

The team you will join

With a natural desire to learn, you will gain a deep, analytical understanding of the factors that go into making recommendations on behalf of our clients. You will have the opportunity to rotate across 4 different departments every 6 months:

  • Research
  • Trading
  • Investment Directing
  • Non-Core rotation

These rotations are designed to develop and nurture your skills, interests, and ambitions as closely as possible.

Akash's Journey

What will I be doing?

You’ll gain a holistic understanding of the Fixed Income investment process by rotating across up to four departments - fundamental Credit Research, Quantitative Research, Trading, and Investment Directing. We’ll help you select the rotations that match your skills, interests and ambitions as closely as possible.

Investment Directing rotation – 6 months
Research rotation - 6 months
Trading rotations – 6 months
Non-Core rotation - 6 months

What we look for

We welcome applications from all degree-disciplines. We’re looking for highly driven people with intellectual curiosity, ambition, resilience, commercial awareness, comfort with numeracy, and an absolute commitment to serving the best interests of our clients.

Thirst for Knowledge

You will be intellectually curious and possess the ability and creativity to collect and analyse a range of information, then use it to make judgements on the prospects of industries.

Analytical Skills

You will have the ability to undertake often complex research, interpret data and judge the merits of differing opinions, and form insights essential to ensure we make wise investments for our clients

Articulate & Persuasive

You’ll need the tenacity and confidence to communicate your judgement on whether debt securities should be bought or sold and justify your thinking (often with imperfect information).

Any degree discipline:

We welcome applications from all degree disciplines and all academic achievements

Learning & Development

You will be highly valued here and your development is heavily invested in from day one and throughout your program me.

Application process

We like well-rounded applicants, which is why we will ask you questions that will highlight your personality and potential, rather than just numerical capabilities.

Before applying, check out our top tips for how you can add value via our interview process.

What motivates you to want to work in Investment Management? We value the different ways that people think. The best way to explore that is to hear from you. Our initial online application form is a quick and easy process designed to take as little time as possible but designed to really get to know who you are.

  • Provide an up-to-date CV
  • Please note if you are currently on a Tier 4 student visa, this means you have the right to work in the UK

Our online testing uses a fun neuroscience-based test to help you show off your best traits. When you submit your application form you will be automatically invited to complete our on-line assessment within 5 days. (Please check you spam/junk mail folder for the invite.)

This is your first opportunity to connect with the business. We will revert to your answers on ‘motivation’ in your application and will be exploring core strengths to include resilience, curiosity, analytical thinking, innovation and being a self-starter.

During the assessment, you will be involved in a mix of technical, commercial, and motivational interviews, and a technical case study exercise. The day is also a great chance for you to meet different members of the team here at Fidelity and ask any questions you have about the business - this day is as much about you making sure Fidelity is the right place for you as us assessing your strengths.

Stand out at the assessment centre and we’ll offer you a place on the programme. We can assign you a current graduate as a buddy to help with your decision making. 

Are you ready to apply?


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How you’ll be supported

On joining, you’ll be invited to attend the Early Careers Global Orientation and Investment Management Academy, where the content has been specially curated to set you up for success in your role! The IM Academy, designed and delivered by our own investment professionals, will provide a thorough introduction to our IM functions, and equip you with the technical knowledge, skills, and behaviours required to hit the ground running. 

We believe in the potential of our graduates and have designed a structured two-year programme to support your ongoing development. With each rotation you’ll be assigned a ‘rotation coach’; a member of the team (at times a programme alumnus!) who will provide 1.1 guidance on goals, strengths, and opportunities to stretch and develop your talents to their full potential.  Your programme manager and business sponsors will provide holistic support over your 2-year development journey, aligning your programme pathway with your longer-term career aspirations. You’ll gain professional accreditations through the CFA & IMC and have access to ongoing training targeting essential professional and technical skills either through the Academy Online, or our global suite of online learning tools.