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Learning and development

Fidelity is a fantastic place to learn, innovate and grow. Whatever programme you join, you’ll find challenges that’ll stretch you and experts who’ll support your every step. And the more we grow, the more there’ll be for you to explore.

We’re committed to helping everyone here to fulfil their potential. Our learning and development initiatives will enable you to:

  • Engage with expert trainers to grow and refine your skillset,
  • Benefit from a motivated support system of peers, mentors and managers
  • Continue to develop your technical expertise through professional accreditations and/ or access to our online learning systems

Our Values, Trust and Integrity, drive how we work with each other. We recognise the trust placed in us by all our Early Careers talent. Hence, our aim to curate a best-in class programmatic experience that will help shape, develop and accelerate careers over the years to come. 

What you can expect

We aim to attract and maintain teams of the best possible investment and operational talent across the globe. Graduates who join one of our programmes are invested in from day one.

Together with our Business Leaders and Talent Management partners, we have created a holistic development programme for all our graduates, designed to equip you with both the technical and behavioural skills to ensure you succeed in your role.

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Talent development and career growth

All graduates attend our Global Welcome and Orientation. This is our opportunity to introduce you to Fidelity; what we do and how we work, our clients, and our impact within the investment management industry. This is coupled with tailored behavioural and technical skills modules, all designed to provide a rounded learning experience and set you up for success in your role. 
Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect in terms of furthering your financial markets knowledge:

  • How investment management fits in amongst the other financial institutions
  • How to identify the broad categories of clients of investment managers
  • How to differentiate between the different investment management approaches
  • How an investment manager makes money and what levers they can pull to improve profitability

All of this you will learn alongside colleagues spread across our many locations around the globe, and from a variety of backgrounds including, but absolutely not limited to Law, Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Arts, Computing, Engineering, PPE, Finance and Accounting and Economics.

Progressive Learning Journey

When it comes to designing a learning and development curriculum, we apply the 70:20:10 rule. Essentially, 70% of learning is experiential on-the-job, 20% learnt from peers, and 10% from formal learning events. Our training events are designed to accelerate and amplify the skills required for your role and longer-term career development.  
As an example, we will help you work toward any relevant professional qualification aligned to your role and your chosen programme. These include: 

  • IOC: Investment Operations Certificate
  • IMC: Investment Management Certificate
  • CFA: Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1. CFA Levels 2 and 3 are programme specific

We also roll out technical and behavioural skills-based training at regular intervals throughout the course of your programme. Some topics include: Knowing your Strengths, Cognitive Agility, Resilience, Personal Impact and Authenticity and Communication. 

Support Network

Wrapped around our core learning curriculum is a network designed to support you and bring our values, behaviours and culture to life. During your programme you will be paired with:


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