Graduate schemes

We’ve got a huge variety of graduate schemes across the business, and actively recruit applicants from all degree disciplines.


Our graduate schemes start in September and last between 12 and 18 months, during which time you will find and secure a permanent role to start your career.

You can only apply for one scheme, so make sure you research your options thoroughly, and apply for the one where you think you’ll achieve your full potential.

On our graduate scheme we’ll give you comprehensive training and a lot of support, including:

  • A five-week introductory programme to asset management and M&G
  • A buddy from a previous cohort
  • The opportunity to have a mentor

You’ll receive regular reviews to accelerate your personal development and you will complete your Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

What you can expect from us

We want you to have an engaging experience throughout the recruitment process, and we aim to provide you with the outcome of each stage as quickly as we can.

Application and testing: We’ll send you confirmation emails within a few days of the application and testing stages, and after the online testing stage, we’ll give you comprehensive feedback about your strengths and areas for development.

Video interviews:We value the efforts you make in completing the video interviews and give each candidate the consideration you deserve. However, this may mean you could wait a some time before receiving an outcome as we review all video and face-to-face interviews before inviting individuals to the next stage. We will respond to each and every candidate with the outcome.

Interviews and assessment days: We aim to give you two weeks’ notice ahead of the face-to-face interview and assessment centre stages, although sometimes we might ask you to come in with one weeks’ notice. We aim to be flexible, and will try to work around your availability if you have exams.

Find out more about our graduate schemes

Learn more about our graduate schemes and discover which one is right for you.

Graduate testimonials

  • M&G’s Investment Graduate Scheme has provided me with the opportunity to rotate through five different teams across the business, gaining exposure to a wide variety of work and people. The scheme has been engaging, challenging and rewarding. My day-to-day work has been hugely varied but has largely involved working with others or independently on investment analysis. In terms of support, M&G’s commitment to personal development was evident from the outset. From formalised training and qualifications to the comprehensive skills and experience gained through each rotation, the learning opportunities on the scheme have been unrivalled. The chance to do this in such a friendly, enabling environment is second to none. Coming from a non-finance background, the scheme has provided a strong foundation upon which to build my career in investment management here at M&G.

    Sabrina Gleeson,  Investment Graduate

  • The rotational Operational Risk graduate scheme enabled me to experience Operational Risk management across several areas of M&G which ensured that, by the end of the 18 months, I had developed a broad and holistic view of how to identify, assess, measure and mitigate Operational Risks within the financial services industry. M&G’s flat corporate structure is another significant positive, as this allowed me to work alongside senior staff who ensured that, from the very first week, my workload was challenging, varied, and of genuine importance to the wider team; I cannot recommend working at M&G highly enough.

    Tom Davies,  Operational Risk Graduate