Graduate Opportunity

Technology Graduate Scheme

Start date: September 2021

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Who We Are

M&G plc has gone through an exciting and challenging journey over the past year, with huge ambition and international growth at its core. The Technology team underpins almost every element of M&G Plc’s strategic direction through its support of the transformation agenda and providing a stable foundation for the business.

Not only do we advise, implement and support excellent technical platforms, we also work hard with our business partners to drive the transformation of our organisation to meet our customers’ expectations of speed, information and value for money.

Our industry is not standing still, and neither are we; digital disruption is a huge opportunity and it is an incredible time to work in financial technology.

Be exceptional

Great people are our most important asset. We know how important it is to create the right environment so that exceptional individuals want to work for, and stay with, us.

What you will be doing

Our company is transforming, and we are working hard to build a technology foundation fit for a modern, digital, insight-led, responsive business. This means we can offer a wide range of exposure and growth opportunities, focused on your individual strengths and interests.

The work we do varies greatly, as do our skills and expertise. So, if you collaborate with your manager, you can tailor your scheme to cover areas you already enjoy AND areas where you’d like to develop! You could end up specialising in programming, project management, analysis, enterprise security and cloud services to name but a few. We offer a wide range of exposure and growth opportunities, focused on your individual strengths and interests.

You will be on the scheme for 18-24 months before you roll off permanently into a team. Here is a flavour of the teams you might rotate through:

Investment Management IT Team: We are organised in multi-disciplined agile teams aligned to our Investment capabilities, so that our teams build ownership and expertise in their area, and collaborate across disciplines to get to the right answers quicker. As part of your rotations, you could be paired with a senior developer to deliver a feature on an existing application, which might involve coding in Java, C# or JavaScript, working on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform, maintaining and developing components such as functions, web apps or logic apps or optimising our DevOps process, such as writing automation scripts. Having recently implemented Aladdin (the largest programme we have ever delivered and one of the largest in the City) we are now working towards building an efficient, scalable technology platform for our future growth, including replacing our older technology and simplifying our architecture.

Technology COO: Technology COO is at the heart of M&G Technology, providing essential services to our technology and business colleagues. The team is diverse with a broad range of responsibilities, our Service Management Team ensures our technology service is stable and pro-actively manages any service incidents, whilst our Op Resilience Team Ensures our systems are robust and can continue to operate in the event of disruptive causes. Our Cloud Team provides modern platforms and services for our organisation using the latest technology, establishing a ‘centre of excellence’ and our Governance, Risk & Assurance Team ensure we remain within risk appetite and pro-actively manages our audit and control requirements, providing essential advice and oversight. The team also provides governance assurance, delivery and co-ordinates a number of substantial change activities, including the Tech 2022 Strategy.

Join M&G Plc’s Technology Graduate Scheme and you’ll join a hive of innovation.

What we’re looking for

We are thinkers, doers, programmers, collaborators, communicators and planners. We are agile, bold and resilient. We investigate, analyse and think critically.

We champion our ideas and are, at the same time, comfortable to have these ideas challenged. Some of us are technical experts, others of us have different experiences to offer. Our days are rarely the same.

We have a genuine passion for technology and transformation and our customers are at the heart of what we do. We cast our net wide as we want to recruit a broad range of STEM degree disciplines and from diverse backgrounds. If this sounds like you and you have achieved or have been predicted a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate degree level, then get in touch with us to start your M&G Plc journey.

What you can expect

You will receive comprehensive training starting with a three-week introductory programme. Graduates on this scheme complete their induction by obtaining the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). If desired, you can work towards further qualifications such as becoming a certified Microsoft Azure specialist and many more.

Whilst transitioning through the Graduate Scheme you will continue your learning journey with the support of a Professional Development Manager and mentor along with a buddy from a previous cohort. You will receive regular feedback through rotation appraisals, allowing you to continue to develop and grow throughout the programme as well as have access to in-house training opportunities and a host of learning materials within our Workday learning portal.

We live by four behaviours at M&G plc and we ask all our employees to:

  • Inspire Others – Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Others – Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results – Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple – Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things.

At M&G Plc Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 31st, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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