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Commercial Management Graduate Scheme

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who display a commercial mind-set and show a genuine interest in understanding the drivers of business success. You should have a proactive approach to learning, with the ability to think strategically and critically. Given the nature of this programme, we require individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively recruit candidates from all degree disciplines.

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

What is the Commercial Management Graduate Scheme?

The Commercial Management Graduate Scheme will give you a practical introduction to the management of operations within an investment management company. In order to deliver outstanding investment performance, our investors rely on a large number of teams. With many different areas to explore, there's bound to be a career path for you - whether it's within Strategy, Investment Specialist teams, Business Management, Client Relations, Sales, Marketing or Operations. Trainees with the relevant language skills can additionally rotate in our overseas offices to experience our sales functions.

The Commercial Management Scheme will last between 12 and 18 months, involving a series of 10 week rotations in our operational, business management and client facing teams. You will experience between 5 and 7 rotations over the duration of the programme, where you will develop an understanding of our varied business functions and the role they play in our success. Towards the end of the scheme we will work with you to find a permanent role and team that best suits your strengths and interests.

Whilst some areas within this scheme work to support fund managers through their business functions, this scheme does not involve analysing investment opportunities. Candidates interested in this area of work should consider applying to the Investment Scheme.

You will rotate through the following business areas, plus a rotation of your choice:

  • Fixed Income
  • Retail
  • Equities
  • Group Operations

Fixed Income - Fixed Income manages assets on behalf of Internal and Institutional clients, utilising our extensive credit research capabilities and experienced portfolio managers to deliver strong investment performance.

Retail - Our Retail division is responsible for the effective distribution of our investment propositions of the Equities business. This includes the distribution of retail funds to clients across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Equities – Our Equities business manages assets on behalf of Internal and Retail clients, focussed on delivering superior investment performance. We do this by offering a diverse range of investment strategies across a wide array of geographies.

Group Operations – Group Operations includes Investment Operations, Change Management, Information Systems, Information Risk Management and Operational Risk Management. This department is responsible for the technology, change and processes involved in the successful day to day running of an investment management business.

What will you do?

You will benefit from participating in work where you can make a genuine contribution to the organisation. The nature of the work will vary dependent on the business areas and teams that you rotate through.

Work that previous graduates have been involved in includes:

  • Preparing presentations and materials for client pitches in order to articulate fund strategies
  • Working with fund managers and fund manager assistants to answer client queries
  • Researching to understand the potential impact of changing market, regulatory, political and legal factors on the funds
  • Working closely with stakeholders to produce marketing materials including fund literature, adverts and digital content
  • Reviewing service agreements with external suppliers to help ensure long term business requirements are met
  • Working with other business units to research how to launch innovative new funds
  • Running performance reports on software for different clients within the business, showing the performance of funds
  • Conducting competitor analysis to understand where M&G sits in the market
  • Analysing business problems and drawing existing and future business processes

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, a buddy from a previous cohort and an optional mentor. All graduates complete their induction by obtaining the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Following the initial training programme, your individual training needs will be assessed and you will begin supported study towards further relevant training and qualifications. 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.

Role Details

  • Start date: Friday 8th September 2017
  • Salary: Highly competitive
  • Location: London

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

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

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