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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Technology Operations


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Technology Operations

Our business has over 3,000 employees across 40+ offices globally and is comprised of 6 different streams, spanning from Data & Artificial Intelligence to Provider Strategy. We are responsible for processes required for the end-to-end investment management process, providing operational support to BlackRock’s portfolio management teams and client groups. We also own the day-to-day relationships with external service providers, such as banks and data/index suppliers, ensuring that we optimise BlackRock's relationships.

Life at BlackRock

Wonder what it’s really like to work at BlackRock? Our employees from offices all over the world share their thoughts on what makes our culture so special and unlike any other financial services firm – and what’s kept them here.

Our team is known for:

  • Providing data services and solutions to support the entire firm
  • Improving the client service experience in partnership with client businesses
  • Managing the firm’s funds aligning to the Retail, Institutional and ETF client businesses
  • Maintaining relationships with banks and market data/index providers
  • Providing scalable and custom reports to clients
  • Effectively on-boarding new portfolios by working across numerous BlackRock teams
  • Analysing trends to improve service and client deliverables
  • Understanding the flow of client, market, and fund information across BlackRock and external data providers
  • Working alongside our systems engineers and UI developers to build the next generation of BlackRock's tools
  • Proving out and productionalising scalable infrastructure
  • Developing tech solutions and providing tech expertise to address business & industry challenges

Our business contains two teams:

1. Business Operations

Provides support to investment and client businesses by operating across business management, client on-boarding and implementation, and client experience management.

2. Technology Operations

Supports technology businesses by working with cyber and information security, data science and AI, and technology enterprise services..

We partner with:

  • Internally: We work with Technology, Portfolio Managers, Legal & Compliance, Financial Planning & Analysis, Human Resources, and more.
  • Externally: Our Client Experience teams work with clients for on-boarding, contracting, etc. Our Business Operation teams work with funds, providers, banks, etc.

What will you do as an analyst?

  • Gain exposure to multiple business areas and investment products across the firm
  • Be challenged to think innovatively and creatively in order to solve complex business and operational issues
  • Analyse trends in queries to improve client deliverables
  • Evaluate systems, processes and procedures for inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement
  • Be part of and develop within a truly global and innovative group

What capabilities are we looking for:

  • Analytical approach
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Technical curiosity

Summer Analyst Programme

Our Summer Analyst Programme is an 8-week internship designed to provide you with an exciting, supportive and fun experience which mirrors life as an Analyst at BlackRock. You’ll have real-world responsibilities during the summer, in addition to participating in professional development, networking and social events.

The Summer Analyst Programme acts as a feeder to the Full-Time Analyst Programme.


Candidates should have less than 18 months of directly relevant, full-time work experience and be graduating from an undergraduate or master’s degree program between January 2022 and December 2022.


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