Technology Graduate Scheme

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; namely Galland Delivery Team and Front Office Delivery Team.

  • 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 Business 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 departments, who are in the process of transforming to a digitally enabled business. We work in agile (a project methodology) 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 the Group Transformation team.

Our 2 main clients are the Prudential and Regulatory portfolios. The Prudential portfolio gives the team exposure to some of the wider company initiatives in the Prudential Group. Whilst the Regulation portfolio gives insight into wider market driven regulations, of which M&G must comply. 

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

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 a number of different technologies.

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

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