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Investment Operations Apprenticeship
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Work type: Apprenticeships, Full Time
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 Investment Operations business.
Throughout the 12-18 month apprenticeship you will work towards achieving relevant qualifications (including Investment Operations Certificate); develop a wide range of skills and competencies by exploring the way the M&G business is run and by engaging with people across the business; receive on the job training and earn a competitive salary.
The scheme is designed to help people without degrees start their careers within a leading investment management company, straight after sixth form or college. It is not a graduate programme.
While this is a permanent role, you must achieve your objectives and complete the IOC during the 12-18 month programme to roll off permanently into the team
Internal Portfolio Client Reporting
The Investment Services business at M&G is looking for an Apprentice to join its Internal Portfolio Client Reporting team. The team provide a centralised administration function, bringing together areas across the M&G Group and our parent Company Prudential including M&G Front & Back Office, International fund managers, Finance and Marketing clients. We report to our Prudential clients on their Life assurance portfolios that are managed by M&G fund managers, also consolidating portfolios managed by other fund managers.
The primary purpose of the role will be to provide administrative support to the Client Reporting Analysts and senior staff, undertaking both daily administrative tasks and supporting the team with any ad hoc requests. The scheme will give successful candidates a hands on and practical introduction to Investment Operations within a client reporting function and its importance within M&G, while providing early exposure to a range of challenging business experiences.
The role is split between satisfying ad-hoc requests and the following regular tasks:
Daily management of all client instructed cash movements, including confirming appropriate authorisation has been received from the client, manually keying payments into internal cash movement systems, monitoring SWIFT payments and escalating issues to senior colleagues
Liaising with custodians and third parties via telephone and email to obtain confirmations of cash movements, resolve payment delays and various adhoc queries
Reviewing reports that reflect cash and stock movements reconciled to the custodian. Work with colleagues, other teams and custodians in order to resolve any differences identified.
Ensuring accurate records are maintained evidencing controls and assisting on periodic audit assessments
Liaising with Front and Back Office departments, Actuarial, Finance and overseas offices to carry out the day to day activity that the team is responsible for.
Continually monitoring and improving where necessary, the processes, controls and procedures associated with the role
Checking and validating month end data
It is expected that the successful candidate will display the following qualities;
96 UCAS points or equivalent (240 old UCAS tariff)
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 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 a minimum 96 UCAS points (240 old UCAS tariff); 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.
Advertised: GMT Daylight Time 11 Apr 2018
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