M&G plc

Group Framework & Platform Risk Apprentice

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.

We are seeking a motivated and conscientious Apprentice who is interested in working in Financial Services and wishes to pursue a career in Risk Management.   

The successful applicant will become an integral part of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) Framework & Reporting team (FRT).  FRT maintains the overall Risk Management Framework and the Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) platform. The team is responsible for setting the group wide Risk Framework as well as a range of enterprise-wide risk management processes, including GRC system business support and reporting to Board and Executive Committees.  

Key Responsibilities for this role:  

As a Risk Apprentice you will support the team with the following key duties:  

  • Maintenance and administrative support of the company wide risk reporting system including system updates and changes  
  • Support the development, production and distribution of Non- Financial Risk reporting  
  • Support the maintenance and updates of relevant risk policies, frameworks and standards documentation for use across the business   
  • Supporting on other Non-Financial Risk and Operational Risk processes as required  
  • Working flexibly and building constructive working relationships with teams in the wider function and across the business 

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

  • Good and confident communication skills, both written and verbal   
  • High level of accuracy and good attention to detail   
  • Strong analytical skills in order to identify key themes and suggest solutions   
  • Structured approach to work and very well organised   
  • Ability to quickly learn and assimilate key processes and procedures   
  • Moderate understanding of the MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). PowerBI is not essential, but beneficial.   
  • A proactive team player who is confident about working with others but also independently and can promptly escalate any issue and work remotely where required  

Qualification Required: 
As a minimum, candidate will have 5 National 5s or 2 Highers with good grades in Maths and English grades (A-C).  

Future Prospects:     
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, there may be opportunities for career progression within our Non-Financial Risk (NFR) Framework & Reporting team or other relevant departments based on performance, business needs, and available opportunities. . If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to the specific role/department.   

Training Provided:
As a Technology Business Analyst Apprentice with M&G, you will undertake the Business Administration SCQF Level 6 Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses 

 This is a fixed term contract for 15 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to the Apprentice performance, headcount, and available funding. If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to the specific role/department.   

We may seek to close vacancies early if we receive a high level of applications. Please do apply early.  

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.