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Technology Summer Internship (Edinburgh)

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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 is Technology 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 you can expect from our Internship Programme

The programme consists of an 8-week immersive dive into the world of M&G, starting on 24 June 2024. We are focused on developing you professionally, as well as building your technical skills, through real, value-add work and learning sessions hosted by our experienced professionals.

Your induction will give you a grounding of who we are and what we do before you move into your dedicated team for the rest of your time with us. Being based in the same team for the duration of the programme means you will be able to add real value to your teams, gain an in-depth of knowledge of your business area and build lasting relationships with your colleagues. You will get exposure to other areas through learner sessions and networking opportunities during the summer. Building your network is an important part of an internship, so each intern will be allocated a buddy from our graduate cohort, and you will also have the opportunity to attend networking and social events during your time here.

Our internship programme is a pipeline to our Graduate programme, so at the end of your internship, you will have the opportunity to apply for one of our graduate positions commencing in 2025.

What will you be doing ?

You will be working on your own projects, getting involved in team meetings, and encouraged to present your own views and ideas during your time here. Interns at M&G make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and will be involved in a variety of tasks across our teams:

  • Security: You could be involved in projects and supporting work relating to access to M&G systems, compiling and publishing security awareness materials, scanning our networks for malicious activity or even looking at how our data classification polices work and offer improvements.

  • Retail & Savings: You will have the opportunity to work on a discrete project aligned with our strategic ambition across Data and Analytics, Product Engineering, Business Analysis or within one of our Delivery portfolios. You will be involved in ideation, researching, collating, presenting and making recommendations to stakeholders.

Our application process

W e 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 our Online Assessments

3. Complete a Video Interview

4. Attend one of our Assessment Centres (virtual, and in-person available)

Before the Assessment Centre Day, you will attend a candidate briefing session where we will cover what to expect on the day, and tips for success. On the day itself you will be able to speak to some of our Graduates to find out their experiences of M&G and how they found the transition to corporate life.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, eager to learn, and have a genuine interest in starting their career in Technology . We don't require specific degrees or grades because we know each background and experience brings its own skills and individual perspective to M&G. This programme will teach you the technical and professional skills you need to be successful in your career, as long as you are committed to investing the time in your own development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Expected graduation date of 2025 (penultimate year student, or final year student intending to study a Masters degree)
  • Available to start the programme on 24 June 2024.
  • Right to Work in the UK - we are unable to provide sponsorship for our internship programmes.

Interested? Apply now, or m eet 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.

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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