Technology London

Be part of the team transforming our technology to support the changing needs of our business.

Who we are

We invest across a range of asset classes to best manage the long-term savings of millions of people across the globe. No investment area is left untouched, with curious, creative, and intelligent investment decisions being encouraged at all levels. The customer sits at the heart of M&G’s business model and diversity of thought is an essential factor in ensuring investment success.

Technology is at the heart of our business. Not only do we advise, implement and support excellent technical platforms and services, 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.

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

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, focussed 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 architecture and cloud services to name but a few.

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

Investment Management IT team: We partner with our various Investment teams and their respective operational teams, as well as our regulatory, risk and performance teams. We work closely with our business to understand strategy and ensure technology solutions are designed to support business ambitions and are delivered promptly. We are working hard to replace older technology and, having just implemented Aladdin (the largest programme M&G has ever delivered and one of the largest in the City) we are now working towards a new investment accounting and performance system.

Global Distribution IT team: We partner with our sales, marketing and service teams, working with our business to become a digitally enabled organisation. Our ‘product owners’ need us to be flexible and nimble. The skills we bring are change management and technology development with recent projects including the creation of a chat bot which saves our internal sales teams a great deal of time, reworking an entire section of our databases and APIs, and working with external designers and front-end developers to upgrade our websites’ content management system and improve our customers’ website experiences.

Enterprise Services Team: We design, build, maintain and support the enterprise IT platforms which underpin all M&G Prudential technology. We provide systems at scale which make sure our colleagues across the entire organisation can innovative and serve the customers that we support across the globe with ease. Apart from delivering cloud technology, providing security systems to protect against cyber-attack and delivering a seamless mobile experience across devices, we also run adoption projects to ensure that any new technologies always bring value to employees. Graduates within Enterprise Services could see themselves working in end user experience, service management and Integration, cloud systems or project delivery.

What we’re looking for

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

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 degree disciplines and from diverse backgrounds.

If this sounds like you, you’re headed for a 2:1 and are curious to join a continuous learning (and re-learning) journey, get in touch in start your M&G journey. 

What you can expect

You will receive comprehensive training starting with a five-week asset management introductory programme. Graduates on all schemes complete their induction by obtaining the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). If desired, you can work towards further qualifications such as becoming a certified Sitecore developer. You will receive regular feedback through rotation appraisals and a psychometrics review, allowing you to continue to develop throughout the programme. You will also have a vast support network including a buddy from a previous cohort and access to in-house training opportunities.

M&G is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from a diverse background.

Role Details

  • Qualifications required: 2:1 degree
  • Application window: 1 August 2018 to 9 December 2018
  • Start date of scheme: 6 September 2019
  • Duration: 12-18 months
  • Location: Governor's House, London EC4R 0HH

Technology at M&G

 

24 August 2018

What’s great about working in Technology at M&G?

 

21 August 2018

Culture at M&G

I work in M&G Prudential’s Technology department, having joined on the 2014 Technology Graduate Scheme. The scheme was an amazing whirlwind consisting of meeting remarkable people, undergoing training and acquiring qualifications including the IMC, gaining experience in diverse business areas whilst trying out a variety of roles comprising of analysis, Scrum Master and enterprise architecture. I had no prior technical knowledge before joining: everything you need to know can be learnt whilst on the job as there’s no better way to learn. As technology is rapidly changing here, which is both fascinating and scary at the same time, your time on the Graduate scheme will never be short of opportunities. These opportunities are the ones that will differentiate you from others, whilst providing you with a lot of laughs along the way. I would highly recommend applying if you are a highly driven individual looking for opportunistic challenges in a fun and friendly environment.

Lily Turner,  Former Technology Graduate