Summer Internship Programme
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Summer Internship Programme

Man Group
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
26 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Why join Man Group?

Man Group is committed to being an employer of choice for people from all backgrounds and to ensure their diverse workforce of the most talented people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe in the importance of a meritocratic workplace, where success is based upon talent, commitment, diligence and teamwork. With a network of offices in key locations around the world, Man Group offers the opportunity to work alongside a range of exceptional people in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial environment, whilst pursuing a successful and rewarding career.

What Does the Summer Internship Programme Offer?

Man Group's Summer internship analyst programme provides a unique opportunity to gain an internship at a leading, performance-driven, global investment management business. Successful candidates will spend 10 weeks working in our investment management and sales teams.

As one of our interns you will gain a comprehensive introduction to our business. At the end of the programme, successful interns will receive offers to join the graduate programme the following year. Formal and on-the-job training will be provided to enable you to contribute to the business. You will also have direct access to Man Group's senior leadership team, as each intern will be mentored by a member of the Senior Management Team or Executive Committee.

In the words of our recent interns

“What I have enjoyed most during the internship was the degree of independence I have been entrusted with in approaching and carrying out my responsibilities – and now knowing that my work has been of value, not only to me from an educational perspective, but to the business as a whole. Above all, I have experienced Man Group as a place where you have limitless opportunity to learn and are encouraged to do so.”

“My internship at Man Group was everything I could have hoped for and more. I got given relevant work to do and received invaluable detailed insight into quant strategies. Everyone was so nice and willing to answer all of my questions. I have made friends during my time here that I hope to stay in contact with. If you are looking for intellectually stimulating work where you can be a valued member of a team then Man Group is definitely worth applying to.”

"In terms of support from everyone at Man AHL’s commodities team, I feel that they've gone above and beyond to support me technology-wise and conceptually with all of my projects."

"I particularly appreciate the level of responsibility and freedom I was given from the start. I felt motivated by being able to set my own goals and I found the work I performed to be challenging and stimulating."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Man FRM and I am very pleased with the work that I have been able to produce; it was particularly satisfying to know that the work was actually of use to the business rather than 'things to keep the intern busy'."

Work-Life Balance and Benefits at Man

Man Group is committed to providing the best working environment possible for all its employees and, as such, we support professional training and development as well as requests for flexible or part-time working.

Man Group also supports many charities and initiatives through the Man Charitable Trust, which aims to create positive change by supporting charitable organisations that focus on raising levels of literacy and numeracy in the UK and by offering employees opportunities to invest their time and expertise in charitable initiatives. Employees are offered two 'ManKind' days of paid leave per year that can be used as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme or in support of any other charity/not-for-profit organisation.

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical cover, discounted gym membership, on-site health assessments and flu vaccinations. To support our employees' extracurricular interests, we have a music room with a piano and guitars that can be booked by anyone, and we also offer lessons on-site.

Man Group employees receive a daily food allowance, which can be used in our staff restaurant. The restaurant has several theatre-style cooking stations, a sandwich bar and a coffee shop (all of which can cater to special dietary requirements), and free fruit is available from the kitchens on each floor. We also have a subsidised in-house bar and an employee discount scheme with a wide range of discounts, all of which help us to ensure that the firm is a great place to work.

In addition, Man Group sponsors the Man Booker literary prizes and hosts several internal events with the authors to celebrate these awards. The prizes underscore Man Group's charitable focus on literacy and education and together with the wider charitable activities of the Booker Prize Foundation, the prize plays an important role in promoting literary excellence on a global scale that the firm is honoured to support.

Company information

Man Group is an active investment management firm focused on delivering performance and client solutions through its five investment management businesses: Man AHL; Man Numeric; Man GLG; Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets.

Man Group's investment management businesses provide long-only, alternative and private markets products on a single and multi-manager basis, leveraging the firm's robust infrastructure to provide a diverse range of strategies across investment approaches, styles and asset classes.

The original business was founded in 1783. Today, Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.L and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. As at 30 June 2017, Man Group's funds under management were $95.9 billion.

Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

We are keen to hire candidates who have obtained/are expecting a first class or upper second class degree (or equivalent) from a top university and who can demonstrate a genuine interest in the investment management industry. Demonstrating this interest does not necessarily have to be through relevant internships/work experience. In addition, you must be able to show you have initiative, are keen to learn, and able to operate in a fast-paced environment.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Please note we will only accept applications in PDF format and using the following naming convention:

[For example: Man_Intern_John_Smith.pdf]

Step 1: Click register and apply (or login and apply if you have previously registered on Man Group’s website) in order to apply for the graduate programme.

Step 2: Upload 1 pdf document saved using the specified naming convention to include the following two items::

  • your current CV
  • your responses to the following three questions, ensuring each answer is no more than 200 words:
  1. Why do you want to join Man Group's summer intern programme and why are you interested in working in asset management?
  2. What key skills do you possess/have you developed which you believe will make you a successful candidate?
  3. Describe the most challenging experience you have gone through outside of the academic world, what you learned from it and how it differentiates you from your peers?

Applications for 2018 programme entry must be received by 5.00pm on the closing date.

What Happens After I Have Sent My Application?

Step 1:
Once we have reviewed your application, you will hear from us by email to confirm whether your application is being progressed. We do receive a high volume of applications so there may be a wait to hear back but we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Step 2:
The next stage will be a pre-recorded video interview and answering these questions should take no longer than 20 minutes. This allows us to understand more about you and means you can undertake it at a time convenient to you.

The video interviews will be managed by our partner, Sonru. They can be completed on any computer with a webcam, or on a smartphone or tablet. Our partner ‘Sonru’ provides you with a 24 hour support service in order to answer any questions you may have.

If you are new to video interviewing, please rest assured that it is an easy process and your video will be secure and only available to Man Group to review. Candidates invited to a video interview will receive a personalised email containing detailed instructions in due course.

Step 3:
If you are successful at the video interview stage, the final stage will be an assessment day at our city office. We will be holding two assessment half days on Tuesday 28 November and Thursday 30 November. We will advise you of our decision as quickly as possible following the completion of the process, usually within 48 hours of the final interviews.

Closing date: 16/10/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 16/10/2017

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