Technology Graduate

Recruiter
M&G plc.
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
03 Dec 2022
Ref
17604670
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What does our Technology department do at M&G?

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.

What is the M&G Graduate Scheme?

Our graduate scheme is a 18 - 24 months immersive dive into the world of M&G, starting on 1 September 2023. You will be taking part in up to 4, 6-month rotations across our Technology business. At the end of the scheme, you will embark on a permanent role in a team aligned to your skillset and interests.

Your three week induction will be a mixture of formal industry-focused training, and business insight sessions from our experienced professionals: you will go into your first rotation with a core understanding of who we are, our strategies and products, and customers & clients. We continue this learning throughout the programme, with a mix of on the job and formal training relevant to your role - you will have access to in-house training opportunities and a host of learning materials within our Workday learning portal.

Your manager will work with you on an individual personal development plan during the programme, and you will also be allocated a buddy from our previous graduate cohort, you will also have the opportunity to attend networking and social events during your time here.

What will you be doing?
  • Being an active participant in our Agile feature teams: providing delivery support, defining requirements, developing and testing code to support our transformational change agenda.
  • Contributing to the delivery of M&G's digital transformation ambitions whilst developing knowledge in Platform and DevOps engineering and building and supporting M&G's Cloud and Core technology.
  • Helping build out analytics products that deliver insights into business stakeholders.
  • Playing a leading role in implementing our security focus through assessment of third party security posture, delivering engaging security awareness materials to colleagues, and advising strategic M&G projects on security controls.
  • Contributing to the growth of the investment data platform that sources, connects & distributes data to meet investment, client and regulatory requirements.

Our application process

We will work with you during the recruitment process to align your strengths and preferences with our teams to find you the most suitable placement. To do this, we follow a four stage process:

1. Submit your CV Application
2. Complete your Online Assessments
3. Complete a Video Interview
4. Attend one of our Assessment Centres

During the application process, you will also have the opportunity to understand more about M&G and what we do, as well as meet with previous and current graduates who have been where you are today.

Interested? Meet us at one of our career events

We regularly host and attend events around the UK where you can speak to managers, and current graduates, about what it's like to join one of our schemes. If you would like the opportunity to meet with us, please follow this link to explore the details of our upcoming events.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for innovators, creative thinkers and hands-on individuals from any subject matter background, with a desire to learn and who have a genuine interest in financial markets. Candidates who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team.

We champion our ideas and are, at the same time, comfortable to have these ideas challenged. Candidates must be able to formulate their own opinions by thinking both analytically and critically about problems. We cast our net wide as we want to recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from a broad range of degree disciplines.

Minimum Requirements
  • Recent graduate/ expected graduation date of 2023, with an achieved/ expected grade of 2:1 or above.
  • Available to start the programme on 1 September 2023.
  • Right to Work permanently in the UK - we are unable to provide sponsorship for our graduate programmes.

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - 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 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.

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.
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