graduate scheme

Investment Graduate Scheme

Job description

Our graduates will shape the future of our organisation; will you be one of them?

What is the Investment Graduate Scheme?
Our rotations take place over the course of 12 – 18 months, during which time you will be immersed within our investment teams to develop an understanding of our products and investment strategies. At the end of the scheme, you will embark on a permanent role in a team aligned to your strengths and interests.

Rotations will be in the following business areas:

Fixed income: M&G’s fixed income business manages £187bn of assets, predominately for pension funds and institutional investors. The business is home to one of Europe’s largest in-house credit research teams and consistently strong investment performance is delivered by our experienced portfolio managers. We invest in a wide variety of assets spanning public debt and private debt, of which we are the largest investor in the Europe.

Equities: our equities business manages over £67.5bn both in the UK and globally across a range of investment styles including income, value and growth. We have a conviction-led, long-term approach to investing and believe that we can deliver the best returns for our clients through active, unconstrained management.

Macro investment business (Multi-Asset): the team is responsible for managing a number of funds that invest across a range of assets and can offer customers a diversified blend of equities, fixed income, property, cash and currencies in a single portfolio. The fund managers research the markets and decide how much to invest in each type of asset, making the asset allocation decision on behalf of our customers.

Investment office: the M&G Prudential Investment Office is responsible for management and oversight of the internal Prudential assets, asset portfolio optimisation and M&G Prudential Treasury activities.

Real estate: the real estate team are specialist investors in all major real estate sectors across the globe. We focus on generating long-term, income-driven returns through active management and offer institutional investors exposure to real estate through both pooled vehicles and segregated mandates.

What will you do?
You will learn from our industry leading investment professionals and will be encouraged to present your own views and ideas. Graduates at M&G make valuable contributions to the teams they work in and will be involved in a variety of tasks focused predominately on investment analysis.

You could be involved in:

  • Performing credit, company and market analysis
  • Analysing the creditworthiness of a company
  • Sourcing sector and stock specific ideas for funds

What training and development opportunities are provided?
You will receive comprehensive training starting with a five-week asset management introductory programme. All graduates complete their induction by obtaining the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and then begin supported study towards a further professional qualification, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). You will receive regular feedback through rotation appraisals and a psychometrics review, allowing you to continue to develop throughout the programme. You will also have a vast support network including a buddy from a previous cohort and access to in-house training opportunities.

At M&GPrudential Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

What we are looking for

We are looking for innovators, creative thinkers and hands-on individuals with a desire to learn and who have a genuine interest in financial markets. Candidates who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team.

We champion our ideas and are, at the same time, comfortable to have these ideas challenged. Candidates must be able to formulate their own opinions by thinking both analytically and critically about problems.


If this sounds like you and you have achieved or have been predicted a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate degree level, then get in touch with us to start your M&G journey.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

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How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 October 2019

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Closing date:  31 October 2019

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