Technology Intern – Stirling – Summer 2021
About the company
M&G plc is a leading savings and investments business which was formed in 2017 through the merger of Prudential plc’s UK and Europe savings and insurance operation and M&G Investments, its wholly-owned international investment manager.
In March 2018, Prudential plc announced its intention to demerge the company with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange. As an independent company, M&G plc has a single corporate identity and continues with two customer-facing brands; Prudential for savings and insurance customers in the UK and Europe and for asset management in South Africa and M&G Investments for asset management clients globally.
The name has changed but our purpose has not: to help millions of people to manage and grow their savings so that they can live the life they want.
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
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 or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
· Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
· Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
· Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
· Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our LifeWorks employee assistance programme which is run by Canada Life. If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.
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.
About Enterprise Security
Our Mission – To protect our customers and enable our business to embrace a digital future with confidence
Our role is to make sure that our business are ‘security confident’ and doing the right things to keep our sensitive data secure. We effectively own the ‘secure’ theme in the 2022 Technology strategy, but also have a role in driving technical excellence through modern platforms and tooling that supports seamless user experiences; creating optimised services that deliver our business KPIs; and a ‘security by default’ culture where people understand, take ownership, and champion security matters.
We employ a range of technologies, processes and practices to protect equipment, data and networks from attack, damage and unauthorised access. Our core pillars within Enterprise Security include Security Risk & Governance, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, Data Security and Security Culture & Skills. Our aim is to support the ambitions of the business and innovate and achieve a consistent good standard across all security disciplines.
What you will be doing
The scheme consists of an 8 week immersive dive into the Enterprise Security world of our business including business lead insight sessions to provide a wide base of exposure within the company in both investment and technology. Each intern will be allocated a buddy from our graduate cohort who will provide informal support and promote integration with our M&G Plc family. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend networking and social events which are essential for promoting the work life balance encouraged.
What we’re looking for
At M&G Plc we work hard to create an environment that enables everyone to flourish and actively encourage diversity across the business. If you share our values, are passionate about Enterprise Security and are a penultimate year undergraduate headed for a 2:1 at undergraduate degree level, then get in touch to start your M&G Plc journey.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for internships. However, if you're in full-time education in the UK under the Tier 4 (General) category, current regulations may permit you to take on temporary employment during holiday periods or as part of your studies.
At M&G Plc 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.
· Start date: 21 June 2021
· Salary: Highly competitive
· Location: Edinburgh & Stirling
· Application Deadline: 12 October 2020
We assess applications as we receive them so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
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
Further information on our internship schemes can be found here - https://global.mandg.com/careers/graduates-interns-and-apprentices/internships