Commercial Management Graduate & Internship Schemes

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We are now open for applications for our 2018 Graduate and Internship Schemes.

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Mia - Commercial Management Graduate

"The work culture is fantastic and what is great about M&G in particular is that no matter if you are an intern or a manager, your input and opinions are valued in the same way. It really made me feel like a true employee and member of the team from the very beginning.”
BA International Business – Major in Accounting with Spanish & Chinese, European Business School

Mia Minic

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M&G’s success hinges on both its investment excellence and its ability to optimise and distribute this capability. The Commercial Management Graduate Scheme will give you exposure to the many parts of the business that support investment teams and distribute their products worldwide.

With many different areas to explore, there's bound to be a career path for you - whether it's within Strategy, Investment Specialist teams, Business Management, Client Relations, Sales, Marketing or Operations. The Scheme will last between 12 and 18 months, involving a series of 10-week rotations, at least one of which you will be of your choice.

Graduates with the relevant language skills can additionally rotate in our overseas offices to experience our sales functions. You will possess, or have been predicted a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree from any discipline, with a minimum 300 UCAS points.

Whilst some areas within this scheme work to support fund managers through their business functions, this scheme does not involve analysing investment opportunities. Candidates interested in this area of work should consider applying to the Investment Scheme.

The Commercial Management Internship Scheme will last 8 weeks and will you give a practical introduction to one of the many parts of the business that support investment teams and distribute their products worldwide.

Interns will be placed in the same business units and teams as our graduates.

What will you do?

You will be involved in varied work in which you can make a genuine contribution to the organisation. All graduates have to do at least one rotation in Equities, Fixed Income, Retail and Group Operations. To give you a feel for the scheme, we include below some typical roles undertaken by graduates:

  • Product Development
  • Strategy
  • Institutional Distribution
  • Investment Specialists
  • Front Office Operations

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who display a commercial mind-set and show a genuine interest in understanding the drivers of business success. You should have a proactive approach to learning, with the ability to think strategically and critically. Given the nature of this programme, we require individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively recruit candidates from all degree disciplines.

You must possess or have been predicted a 2:1 undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline and have 300 UCAS points or equivalent.

What training is provided?

As a Commercial Management Graduate, you are given comprehensive training and a vast support network; this includes a four-week asset-management introductory programme and a buddy from a previous cohort. All graduates complete their induction by obtaining the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and will then have the opportunity to begin supported study towards a further professional qualification.

You will receive regular feedback through rotation appraisals and also a psychometrics review, allowing you to continue to develop throughout the programme. Graduates are also able to make the most of the in-house training opportunities available.

Once off the scheme your development will continue to be supported through the Learning & Talent Development Team.

All Commercial Management Interns 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. You will also attend business info sessions relating specifically to the investment teams at M&G, these informal small group sessions give you the opportunity to discuss teams and roles in more depth.

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.

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Graduate Scheme job description 
Internship Scheme job description