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M&G Investments are looking for School/College leavers to work in their Financial Risk and Governance Team.

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The M&G Apprenticeship Scheme

Have you finished your A Levels and started looking for your first real permanent job? M&G Investments is looking for a school leaver to join its Apprenticeship scheme working within its Risk Department.

Throughout the 12-18 month apprenticeship you will work towards achieving the Level 3 Compliance/Risk Officer Apprenticeship which will include a professional qualification. This opportunity will enable you to develop a wide range of skills and competencies by exploring the way the M&G business is run and by interacting with people across the business at all levels, receive on the job training and earn a competitive salary.

This programme is designed to help people without degrees start their careers within a leading investment management company, straight after sixth form or college and is not a graduate programme. The Apprenticeships that we offer are permanent roles, however you must achieve your objectives and complete your qualification during the 12-18 month programme to roll off permanently into the team.

Financial Risk & Governance

The Risk Department at M&G is looking for an Apprentice to join its Financial Risk and Governance Team. The primary responsibility of the role will be to provide administrative support to the Team’s Risk Analysts – such as preparation of meeting materials, and ad-hoc requests. The Apprentice will also provide ad-hoc administrative support to the Regulatory Finance Team (who sit in the Finance Department) and to the Operational Risk Team, as required. The scheme will give successful candidates a very hand on and practical introduction to risk management and its importance within M&G, while providing early exposure to a range of challenging business experiences.

Role Responsibilities

The role is split between satisfying ad-hoc requests and the following regular tasks:

  • Provide assistance on the organisation of meetings.
  • Support the Risk and Finance Analysts in the preparation of meeting materials.
  • Attend meetings and take minutes/note actions.
  • Support the tracking of actions from key meetings by liaising with key stakeholders.
  • Help maintain the team’s records to assist with audits and regulatory visits.

Required Attributes

It is expected that the successful candidate will display the following qualities;

  • Achieved or predicted a minimum of 96 UCAS points, or equivalent
  • English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above
  • Keen to start a career in a financial services environment
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and driven to succeed.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • An approachable, positive “can do” attitude
  • A numerate, logical and analytical approach
  • Proactive in learning new skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel with willingness to develop these skills further
  • Willingness to take part in further qualifications post Apprenticeship

Who can apply?

To join us you will need to have achieved or be predicted 96 UCAS points; demonstrate the drive and motivation to achieve in a challenging role.

M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple – to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.


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