Company: M&G plc
Role: Actuarial Graduate Scheme
Start Date: September 2024
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.
What is Finance at M&G?
The Finance function sits at the heart of M&G, helping to generate value for the organisation through delivery of insights, challenge and delivery of robust, high quality financial information and involvement in strategic decisions. Finance identifies and balances the needs of relevant stakeholders and customers, including those inside and outside the finance function while ensuring appropriate controls, processes and governance are in place to safeguard the company’s assets and enhance financial performance.
Finance at M&G has approx. 850 staff and as a function, is passionate about ensuring it is a diverse department where colleagues support each other, share information and ideas, and work together towards common goals. Development is seen as a priority where professional qualifications are supported alongside data and technology, leadership and collaboration skills
What is the M&G Actuarial Graduate Scheme?
Commencing on 2 September 2024, our Actuarial scheme is a rotational programme, resulting in a permanent role upon completion. During this time, you will be rotating through different teams within the Actuarial functions, whilst following your own learner journey.
You will be supported with working towards the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). You will receive comprehensive training provision towards gaining the qualification, including study support, full financial support for study material, class and exam fees and study leave to prepare for your exams.
Each rotation is nine to twelve months, giving you plenty of time to become a value-add member in the team, to pick up day-to-day responsibilities, as well as working on live projects. Throughout each rotation, your manager will work with you to assess your performance: looking at your strengths and areas of development to adjust your personal development plan as your career interests develop.
Moving into the corporate world is an adjustment, and we want to make sure you feel supported in making that step. Upon joining, you will be allocated a buddy from some of our current and previous Graduates to act as a peer-mentor, and we have designed a comprehensive induction to introduce you to the world of M&G, our industry, and to also equip you with the professional skills needed to effectively transition into your first rotation.
Building a network is key to your career, M&G hosts a number of social events throughout the year, as well as a host of networking opportunities which you will be encouraged to attend.
What will you be doing?
Your rotational programme has been designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to be successful once you finish the scheme and you will learn from our highly experienced finance professionals to help you succeed in the world of finance.
Graduates at M&G make a valuable contribution to the teams they work in and are involved in a variety of tasks, including the preparation of accounting books and records, assessment and development of financial controls, developing insight and analysis skills, presenting financial information to stakeholders and contributing towards various activities linked to the production of statutory and regulatory reporting and management information.
Rotations will be across various Finance teams including Group financial reporting, entity financial reporting and controls for our key savings and investment subsidiaries, modelling and valuations, investment accounting and oversight, financial planning and analysis and business partnering.
Our application process
We will work with you during the recruitment process to align your strengths and preferences with our teams to find you the most suitable placement. To do this, we follow a four-stage process:
Before the Assessment Centre Day, you will attend a candidate briefing session where we will cover what to expect on the day, and tips for success. On the day itself you will be able to speak to some of our Graduates to find out their experiences of M&G and how they found the transition to corporate life.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, eager to learn, and have a genuine interest in starting their career in our Actuarial teams. We don’t require specific degrees or grades because we know each background and experience brings its own skills and individual perspective to M&G. This programme will teach you the technical and professional skills you need to be successful in your career, as long as you are committed to investing the time in your own development.
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:
Interested? Apply now, or meet us at one of our career events
We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.