Technology - Development Graduate Scheme

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Graduate programme
Financial Services, Technology: Consulting & Project Management
10th December 2017

What is the Technology Graduate Scheme?

Technology plays a vital role in the success of our business at M&G. The Technology & Transformation Department interacts with the entire organisation and is responsible for transforming our enterprise architecture (People, Technology & Processes) to support the changing needs of our business. We are focused on changing the way we work to ensure we meet/exceed customer and Regulatory requirements.

The Technology Graduate Scheme will last 18 months during which you will gain first-hand experience in using industry standard technology in a creative and challenging environment. You will play a core role in delivering change, whilst also developing your technical skills and gaining an insight into and understanding of the business.  The nature of the work will vary from team to team.

What will you do?

Throughout the scheme you will rotate through the following teams;

Investments Transformation
We consist of two teams who are responsible for technology changes for the Front Office, Risk & Performance and Investment Operations.

Our Galland Delivery team are transforming M&G’s Investment Platform by implementing BlackRock’s “Aladdin” and simplifying our technical infrastructure. This is the single largest transformation programme to M&G Investment systems in recent times and is breaking new technological ground at M&G through its use of Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and API-centric design using Apigee Edge, a leading platform for developing and managing APIs.

The Front Office Delivery team are working on all non-Galland Investment changes. Our teams comprise of Analysts, Developers and Testers all working towards developing, integrating and maintaining the critical software and technology that underpins M&G operations and strategy. Core skills within the teams are business, systems and data analysis along with JavaScript/Node.JS and core competencies in Java and .Net.

Distribution Transformation
We provide change management and technology development services to M&G’s sales, marketing and service organisations, who are in the process of transforming to a digitally enabled organisation.  We work in agile enabled teams building on a cloud first architecture, based on Microsoft Azure with software from, Business Objects, Sitecore, SAVO as well as a range of industry specific outsourced providers.  

Group Transformation
With the other Transformation teams focussing on strategic initiatives, everything else falls to the responsibility of our Team who are responsible for the end-to-end development delivery across 6 clients. 
Our 2 main clients are the Prudential and Regulatory portfolios. 

  • The Prudential gives the team exposure to some of the wider company initiatives in the M&G Group
  • The Regulation gives insight into wider market driven regulations, of which M&G must comply.

Our challenges are unique in the fact that we manage the expectations of delivery for 6 clients across 9 key systems. As the range of technologies we develop is large (oracle, Unix scripting, C#, ProC, VBA, .Net, Java etc.) it creates opportunities to have exposure to different technologies.

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

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for graduates with an enthusiastic and curious approach to learning and a genuine interest in technology and developments within the sector. You will have strong investigative skills, the ability to think critically, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively recruit from all degree disciplines.

You will possess or be predicted a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate degree from any discipline and have 300 UCAS points or equivalent.

What training and development opportunities are provided?

Throughout the scheme 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 begin supported study towards a further professional qualification, such as the Diploma in Compliance.

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.

We assess applications as we receive them so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible

Role Details       

Start date: Friday 7th September 2018

Salary:   Highly competitive

Location: London

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