Finance Summer Internship (Edinburgh) with M&G

Company: M&G plc

Role: Finance Summer Internship

Location: Edinburgh

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If you are interested in this role, we would recommend you consider registering your interest in our Women in Financial Services and Our Summer Internship Opportunities at M&G event in Edinburgh. You can speak to current managers, and current graduates, about what it’s like to join one of our schemes. It is an invite only event, and if you receive an invitation then you will be sent a bespoke link to make an application after the event. 

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 does our Finance team do?  


The Finance function sits at the heart of M&G helping to generate value for the organisation through delivery of insights 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 approximately 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 a priority where professional qualifications are supported alongside data and technology, leadership and collaboration skills  


What you can expect from our Internship Programme: 


The programme consists of an 8-week immersive dive into the world of M&G, starting on 24 June 2024. We are focused on developing you professionally, as well as building your technical skills, through real, value-add work and learning sessions hosted by our experienced professionals.  


Your induction will give you a grounding of who we are and what we do before you move into your dedicated team for the rest of your time with us. Being based in the same team for the duration of the programme means you will be able to add real value to your teams, gain an in-depth of knowledge of your business area and build lasting relationships with your colleagues. You will get exposure to other areas through learner sessions and networking opportunities during the summer. Another important part of your internship is building your network, so each intern will be allocated a buddy from our graduate cohort, and you will also be attending networking and social events during your time here.  


Our internship programme is a pipeline to our Graduate programme, so at the end of your internship, you will have the opportunity to apply for one of our graduate positions commencing in 2025. We have three streams within the Finance Graduate Scheme: Accounting, Actuarial and a General Finance Graduate Scheme.  


What will you be doing?  

You will be working on your own projects, getting involved in team meetings, and encouraged to present your own views and ideas during your time here. Interns at M&G make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and could be involved in a variety of tasks across our teams:  


  • Working alongside experienced colleagues to help run accounting and valuation processes.  
  • Understanding reporting cycles and processes.  
  • Gaining insights into how Finance support business developments and projects ensuring they are providing good outcomes for our internal and external customers.    
  • Exposure to the latest IT systems and Technologies used in a Finance team.  


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:  


  1. Submit your CV Application  
  2. Complete our Online Assessments 
  3. Complete a Video Interview 
  4. Attend one of our Assessment Centres (virtual, and in-person available) 


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 Finance. 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.   


Minimum Requirements:  


  • Expected graduation date of 2025 (penultimate year student, or final year due to study a masters degree)  
  • Available to start the programme on 24 June 2024. 
  • Right to Work in the UK – we are unable to provide sponsorship for our internship programmes.  


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.  


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. 

Apply here!