M&G plc

Technology Service Management 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.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Technology Service Management Team as a Technology Service Management Apprentice. 

The Service Management function reports to the Head of Service Integration and Management and are a business aligned service, providing the full ITIL lifecycle of processes and provide appropriate levels of control and service to all of our customers at M&G both colleagues and clients. 

The function is split into 4 distinct areas each with key strategic OKRs and we would rotate the apprentice through each area providing a unique insight into the full Service Management and technology lifecycle.  

  • Service Management – The team, understands, delivers or improves the range of activities necessary to seamlessly integrate and operate service processes and ensure colleague and client value across a multi-supplier and process service model. The scope covers service management activities, hybrid on-premise and Cloud operational landscapes with many integration points; and the integration of the interdependent services of diverse internal and external service providers into end-to-end services which deliver value to M&G.   
  • Business Engagement Management – Acting as the relationship manager and conduit between business & technology and assuring value is obtained from technology, processes and services. This team ensure the technology needs of business colleagues are recognised and addressed to enhance the value to the business through a deep level of understanding of the business and technology, inclusive of business processes, business strategies and ambitions to help deliver the right service to the right people at the right time. 
  • On Site Service – The teams core purpose is to provide an excellent technical and support service to stakeholders at all levels within the M&G Plc business units across multiple locations and countries. Provide not only 2nd line support for Desktop, Laptop, software and associated devices but owning, resolving, and escalating issues, working with 3rd line resolution teams where necessary and looking to drive root cause removal and enhance our colleague experience. 
  • ServiceNow Enterprise Platform – The team manage and maintain our ServiceNow platform which provides critical IT Service Management, Project Management Office and HR processes through workflows, processes and data. The team not only support but develop and change the platform, using Agile practices and principles as stakeholders needs evolve.  

Key Responsibilities for this role: 

As a Technology Service Management Apprentice your daily duties will include:  

  • Supporting the Team in delivery of Service Excellence to our clients and colleagues directly and indirectly Supporting delivery of Service Management strategy and third-party partner controls 
  • Working with a variety of business colleagues and building strong working relationships with all other technical teams (such as IT Security, Infrastructure and Application) 
  • Driving continuous improvement for the processes within their team and wider across the Service Management function 
  • Ensure the process controls are in place through delivery of insightful analytics and MI. 
  • Reverse mentoring of the Head of Service Management 
  • Understanding our Code of Conduct and how it applies to your work.  Complying with all relevant policies, including mandatory training 
  • Attending meetings and supporting implementation of projects, bau activities and improvement initiatives  
  • Assisting to ensure Service Management and M&G is aligned with new and evolving regulations. 
  • Developing knowledge of the technology, processes and the wider financial services environment 

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Confident communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders with ease.  
  • Ability to manage processes and coordinating with different people. 
  • Strong customer service awareness 
  • Technology understanding, interest and aptitude  
  • Empathy and good listening skills 
  • Efficient, proactive, structured approach to work and very well organised. Works well off of checklists & time blocking/time management. 
  • High level of accuracy and good attention to detail 
  • Can effectively manage day to day work, alongside apprenticeship qualification. 
  • Moderate understanding of the MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • 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. 
  • Logical and analytical approach coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn. 
  • Ability to formulate own opinions by thinking analytically about problems, thinking “outside the box” to resolve issues where required. 

We are looking for a confident individual with a positive outlook, can-do attitude and aspiration to want to progress.  

The successful applicant will have strong desire to learn and a genuine interest in technology, services and the financial services industry. 

Applicants who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team. 

The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive nature and be curious. 

Qualifications Required:
As a minimum, candidate will have either 5 National 5s with Maths and English grades 4+ and 2 Highers with good grades in Maths and English (A-C). Previous experience with IT would be advantageous.

Future Prospects:   
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, there may be opportunities for career progression within our Cyber Security 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 Service Management Apprentice with M&G, you will undertake the Digital Technology 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 18 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.