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2021 Placement Programme - Product Management

Sales & Relationship Management

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Product Management

Product management develops and delivers sophisticated investment products and solutions. We serve a diverse base of institutional and retail clients, including pension plans, insurance companies, consultants, endowments, foundations, charities, corporations, official institutions, banks, and individual investors.

Our business contains three teams:

1. ETF & Index Investing

BlackRock is the largest exchange traded fund (ETF) and index investments provider. As a business, we develop, analyse, and manage ETFs and Index Investments that track most major indices, providing clients with access to markets around the world.

2. Global Product Group

We bring even greater innovation, discipline, and focus to the company's investment products by aligning client businesses, investment teams, and corporate functions in the design and execution of product strategy.

3. Active Product Strategy

Operating across Equities, Fixed Income, MultiAsset and Alternatives asset classes, this team makes active decisions to generate superior returns for clients through fundamental research into companies and consideration of the macroeconomic environment.

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 teams are known for:

  • Helping our clients understand markets, trading, and execution opportunities
  • Developing and researching product opportunities and defining our product strategy
  • Researching and identifying new markets and segments
  • Operating across our active and passive investment offerings

We partner with:

  • Internally: We work with Sales & Relationship Management teams and Portfolio Managers
  • Externally: We engage with clients

What will you do as an analyst?

  • Ensure that BlackRock has an industry-leading product set to support our clients’ needs and the firm’s growth aspirations in all market environments over a long period of time
  • Keep abreast of regulatory and other structural trends to identify upcoming threats and opportunities and ensure that both new and existing products comply with regulatory requirements
  • Build, evolve, and deliver long-term strategic plans, in partnership with client business and investment teams, for all of the major asset classes
  • Understand evolving markets and industry trends to inform ideation and respond to competitors
  • Acquire a knowledge of BlackRock’s investment and advisory capabilities
  • Deliver the end-to-end product development process, using BlackRock’s global framework

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Resourcefulness
  • Analytical approach
  • Basic or intermediate coding and programming skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Project management
  • Technical curiosity

Placement Programme – 6 and 12 Month

Our 6 and 12-month placements give you the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be part of BlackRock. You’ll have real-world responsibility from day one and contribute to our success in helping to meet the evolving needs of our clients. You’ll gain and develop new skills as you build the foundation for a successful career.

We offer placement positions in Edinburgh (Aladdin® Client Services and Technology Support) and in London (Software Engineering and Client and Product Management).

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


Undergraduate or master’s students required by their degree or university to complete a long-term internship. Candidates should have less than 18 months of directly relevant, full-time work experience and be graduating in:

  • 2022 for 6-month placements
  • 2023 for 12-month placements.


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