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Technology Intern - London

Software Development
Ref: 1088 Date Posted: Monday 20 Sep 2021
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Technology Intern - Summer 2022 - London 


About the Company 

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/nationality, 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 M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). 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.

What is the Technology Internship Scheme?

The scheme consists of an 8 week immersive dive into the technology 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 you will be doing


Our company is transforming, and we are working hard to build a technology foundation fit for a modern, digital, insight-led, responsive business. This means we can offer a wide range of exposure and growth opportunities, focused on your individual strengths and interests.


The work we do varies greatly, as do our skills and expertise. Here is a flavour of the teams you might be placed in:


Investment Management IT Team: We are organised in multi-disciplined agile teams aligned to our Investment capabilities, so that our teams build ownership and expertise in their area, and collaborate across disciplines to get to the right answers quicker. As part of your rotations, you could be paired with a senior developer to deliver a feature on an existing application, which might involve coding in Java, C# or JavaScript, working on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform, maintaining and developing components such as functions, web apps or logic apps or optimising our DevOps process, such as writing automation scripts. Having recently implemented Aladdin (the largest programme we have ever delivered and one of the largest in the City) we are now working towards building an efficient, scalable technology platform for our future growth, including replacing our older technology and simplifying our architecture.


Technology COO: Technology COO is at the heart of M&G Technology, providing essential services to our technology and business colleagues. The team is diverse with a broad range of responsibilities, our Service Management Team ensures our technology service is stable and pro-actively manages any service incidents, whilst our Op Resilience Team ensures our systems are robust and can continue to operate in the event of disruptive causes. Our Cloud Team provides modern platforms and services for our organisation using the latest technology, establishing a ‘centre of excellence’ and our Governance, Risk & Control Team ensure we proactively manage security and technology risks and ensure compliance with external audit, regulatory and internal controls requirements, providing essential risk advice and oversight. The team also provides governance assurance, delivery and co-ordinates a number of substantial change activities, including the Tech 2022 Strategy.


Technology Corporate Functions : Corporate Functions Technology partners with all corporate functions across M&G plc – such as Finance, HR, and Risk – to ensure: that the technology works every day for our colleagues and that service is continually improved, that clear technology solutions are delivered for their business challenges, while optimising the cost to run the technology.


Infrastructure, Transformation, CS&I and Investments Technology Delivery

We take great pride in providing M&G business with a world class technology Infrastructure across 27 global sites as we continue to simplify our technology landscape through application rationalisation. A stable and secure technology platform is the foundation of our growth and we remain committed to providing robust data centre solutions and best in class end user collaboration tools that work whenever and wherever our people need them. Additionally, a key focus area has been to stabilise heritage operations as we continue to transform our heritage business through the Sapphire program. Our role is to provide and assure M&G’s technology infrastructure – over 6000 devices and 27 sites across the globe. A key focus is on providing a stable service – solutions and infrastructure that work whenever and wherever our people need them. Alongside this, we support M&G’s growth agenda through various transformation initiatives, including the pan-technology cost transformation programme.


What we’re looking for


We are thinkers, doers, programmers, collaborators, communicators and planners. We are agile, bold and resilient. We investigate, analyse and think critically.


We champion our ideas and are, at the same time, comfortable to have these ideas challenged. Some of us are technical experts, others of us have different experiences to offer. Our days are rarely the same.

We cast our net wide as we want to recruit a broad range of degree disciplines and from diverse backgrounds. If this sounds like you, and you are a penultimate year undergraduate headed for a 2:1, and curious to join a continuous learning (and re-learning) journey, 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.

What you can expect


You will receive comprehensive training starting with a three-week introductory programme. Graduates on this scheme complete their induction by obtaining the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). If desired, you can work towards further qualifications such as becoming a certified Microsoft Azure specialist and many more.


Whilst transitioning through the Graduate Scheme you will continue your learning journey with the support of a Professional Development Manager and mentor along with a buddy from a previous cohort. You will receive regular feedback through rotation appraisals, allowing you to continue to develop and grow throughout the programme as well as have access to in-house training opportunities and a host of learning materials within our Workday learning portal.


We live by four behaviours at M&G plc and we ask all our employees to:

  • Inspire Others – Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Others – 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


Role Details

  • Start date: 20 June 2022
  • Salary: Highly competitive
  • Location: London


Apply online now to start your e-Placement Scotland journey with M & G

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