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About M&G Investments
With a record of investment excellence stretching back over more than 80 years, M&G, the UK and European investment arm of the Prudential group, is one of the UK’s leading and most respected fund management groups.
We’re not your average financial services firm and our unique culture is just one aspect that makes us stand out from the crowd. We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
Technology Internship Scheme
Technology plays a vital role in the success of our business at M&G. The Technology & Transformation Department interacts with the entire organisation and is responsible for transforming our enterprise architecture (People, Technology & Processes) to support the changing needs of our business. We are focused on changing the way we work to ensure we meet/exceed customer and Regulatory requirements.
The Technology Internship Scheme will last 8 weeks in one of the below teams. You will be placed in a team that suits the skill set identified during the recruitment process, with some consideration to your specific interests. Whilst on the scheme, you will be exposed to the breadth of teams across Technology through training and networking opportunities, in order to provide a broad understanding of our overall technology activities. Throughout the scheme you will be assessed with a view to making 2019 graduate scheme offers upon completion.
What will you do?
You will be placed in a team in one of the following areas:
We consist of two teams who are responsible for technology changes for the Front Office, Risk & Performance and Investment Operations; namely Galland Delivery Team and Front Office Delivery Team.
- Our Galland Delivery team are transforming M&G’s Investment Platform by implementing BlackRock’s “Aladdin” and simplifying our technical infrastructure. This is the single largest transformation programme to M&G Investment systems in recent times and is breaking new technological ground at M&G through its use of Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and API-centric design using Apigee Edge, a leading platform for developing and managing APIs.
We provide change management and technology development services to M&G’s sales, marketing and service departments, who are in the process of transforming to a digitally enabled business. We work in agile (a project methodology) enabled teams building on a cloud first architecture, based on Microsoft Azure with software from Salesforce.com, Business Objects, Sitecore, SAVO as well as a range of industry specific outsourced providers.
With the other Transformation teams focussing on strategic initiatives, everything else falls to the responsibility of the Group Transformation team.
Our 2 main clients are the Prudential and Regulatory portfolios. The Prudential portfolio gives the team exposure to some of the wider company initiatives in the Prudential Group. Whilst the Regulation portfolio gives insight into wider market driven regulations, of which M&G must comply.
We cover all aspects of the development life cycle from analysis and consultancy through to delivery and testing, working closely with the business users.
As the range of technologies we develop is large (oracle, Unix scripting, C#, ProC, VBA, .Net, Java etc.) it creates opportunities to have exposure to different technologies.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for interns with an enthusiastic and curious approach to learning and a genuine interest in technology and developments within the sector. You will have strong investigative skills, the ability to think critically, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for interns from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively recruit from all degree disciplines.
You will be in your penultimate year of study, be predicted a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree from any discipline and have 300 UCAS points or equivalent.
What training and development opportunities are provided?
You will take part in a training programme which includes insights sessions on asset management and the M&G business units. These are designed to be suitable for those without industry knowledge, and will provide an understanding of the whole spectrum of business areas within M&G.
Interns are also invited to networking and social events, and provided with a buddy from our graduate cohort who will act as an informal support contact.
M&G is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from a diverse background.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for internships. However, if you're in full-time education in the UK under the Tier 4 (General) category, current regulations may permit you to take on temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies.
How to apply
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Deadline 31st Dec 2017