Early careers

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Why start your career at HL?

Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) is the UK's number 1 platform for private investors, based in central Bristol, for more than 40 years, we have helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments. Today we than £132 billion by over 1.8 million clients.

Each of our early careers programmes provide the opportunity for you to contribute to real work that supports our strategy to empower clients to save and invest with confidence. As an integral part of your team, you will be trusted with your own responsibilities whilst supported by an experienced mentor/manager.

We're growing quickly, and want to bring new talent, like you, into our business. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds with different skills and experiences. There are many different pathways to kick start your career at HL.

Explore our early careers programmes

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Are you looking to earn while you learn in a fast-growing innovative business, where you can gain on-the-job experience whilst studying towards an industry-related qualification?

We have recently partnered with Multiverse, an award-winning, innovative provider to bring you the very best IT, Digital and Client Operations Apprenticeships.

Find out more about our apprenticeships here »

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Graduate schemes

Our two-year Graduate Schemes are designed to give you the experience, exposure and support to kick-start your career. During the scheme you will be given real responsibility to make a difference, encouraged to share your ideas and feed your curiosity.

The scheme structure ensures you are surrounded colleagues who are invested in supporting your development and encourages you to build your network and knowledge across the business.

Join HL and unlock your potential.

Find out more about our graduate scheme »

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Placement year for university students

What is it really like working for HL? Get a sneak preview with our one-year placement scheme and gain hands-on experience that will develop your employability skills and give you a great career insight.

We offer placements in many different teams and functions across HL. As well as the opportunity to get involved in a collaborative project, with other placement students. You will be supported throughout the placement by your manager and mentor, designed to help you grow and develop.

Take a look at our placement opportunities »

Strive internship

Strive internship

Our award-winning internship offers paid internships to Black, Asian and minority ethnic university students, living or studying in the West of England. Internships will be available across a range of organisations and sectors in the West of England and will last between 6-8 weeks.

Find out more and apply to the Strive internship »

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Work Experience

Designed for sixth form students (or equivalent) to explore the world of work, through a weeklong work experience programme.

If you are interested in exploring a career in Finance, Investment, Technology or Business, then our work experience could be a great opportunity for you. Our programme is designed to give you an insight into how a company like HL operates, a chance to find out about our early careers opportunities and hear about some of our colleagues career pathways.

Find out about our work experience programme »

Contact us

Applications for our schemes open at different times throughout the year and all applications need to be made through our website. If you would like to be alerted when applications open, join our Early Careers mailing list. If you have any other questions you can contacts us at EarlyCareers@HL.co.uk.