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

What is the Technology Internship Scheme?

In the Technology & Transformation Department you’ll be part of a team that interacts with the entire organisation, and is responsible for transforming our enterprise architecture to support the changing needs of our business. We’re focused on changing the way we work to ensure we meet/exceed customer and regulatory requirements.

Where you'll be working

You will be placed in a team in one of the following areas:

Investments Transformation: 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 is transforming M&G’s Investment Platform by implementing BlackRock’s “Aladdin” and simplifying our technical infrastructure.

The Front Office Delivery team is working on all non-Galland investment changes.

Distribution Transformation: We provide change management and technology development services to the sales, marketing and service departments, who are in the process of transforming to a digitally enabled business.

Group Transformation: With the other transformation teams focussing on strategic initiatives, everything else falls to the responsibility of the Group Transformation team. The team is responsible for the end-to-end development delivery across 6 clients.

We cover all aspects of the development life cycle from analysis and consultancy through to delivery and testing, working closely with the business users.

What we offer

You’ll take part in a training programme which includes insights sessions on asset management and our business units. These are designed to be suitable for those without industry knowledge, and will provide an understanding of the whole spectrum of our business areas.

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.

We’re unable to provide sponsorship for internships and placements. 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.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for interns with an enthusiastic and curious approach to learning and a genuine interest in technology and developments within the sector. You’ll have strong investigative skills, the ability to think critically, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

We’re looking for graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively recruit from all degree disciplines.

You’ll 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.

The scheme at a glance

  • Qualifications required: Predicted 2:1 degree/300 UCAS points
  • Application window: 3 August to 31 December 2017
  • Current status: Closed
  • Start date of scheme: Summer 2018
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Location: Governor's House, London EC4R 0HH

Graduates are held in high regard at M&G and when I joined people were very willing to share their knowledge and help me learn the ropes. I have rotated around different teams which has allowed me to explore a variety of roles, with each team providing a welcoming atmosphere. I have had the opportunity to run workshops, identify initiatives, and learn new programming languages and frameworks. I have even temporarily been a scrum master where I enjoyed running the team stand ups and retrospectives. The graduate scheme has provided me with thorough training about Investment Management and other topics including presentation skills. Working at M&G feels a world away from the university experience and I would encourage you to apply.

Chantel Spencer-Bowdage,  Technology Graduate