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M&G is the third largest fund manager in the UK and the investment arm of the Prudential. We are a City based company with a record of investment excellence stretching back more than 60 years. We are looking for a small number of graduates to join our technology team in September 2006.
Who do we want?
Our Information Systems (IS) team is responsible for the delivery and support of quality business application software solutions across M&G. We are looking to target individuals for the following five areas:
Development: M&G employs Technical Designers and Developers, who are focused on projects. Given the size and complexity of our systems, we require people with a wide range of technical skills, though increasingly we are focusing on JAVA, Oracle, XML and .Net. Within M&G, we split our technical staff into 2 teams; the Development Team tends to work on larger projects and uses JAVA, Oracle and XML whereas the Rapid Application Team focus on smaller projects using .NET, Excel, Sharepoint etc.
Technical Strategy: This team establishes strategic directives, provides support for IS analysts and designers, helps in the management of project approval process, reviews all system specifications/designs to ensure that they are in line with strategic directives. They maintain relationships with software suppliers and technology partners and provide input into on-going development of methodology and technical standards.
Application Support: This team covers Configuration Management, Change Control and provides 24 x 7 support of the critical applications required to support M&G’s business areas including Front Income, Equities, Back Office and Retail.
User Acceptance Testing: The role of this team is two fold, to support M&G’s business users during the completion of their User Acceptance Testing and to provide initiatives to help reduce the burden of regression testing. We have, therefore, recently embarked upon a test automation project and are looking for Java & XML expertise to help us build out our test automation capabilities.
Business Analysis: This area is responsible for working with the business areas to define their requirements and formulate appropriate system and process based solutions. The role requires a combination of business and technical understanding coupled with the analysis techniques with senior analysts working as internal consultants to the company.
We will provide you with the opportunity to explore the way the M&G business is run, interact with people in all departments and at all levels, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills and competencies within your chosen area of IS.
What can we offer you?
We provide a comprehensive graduate scheme lasting between 12 - 18 months that will progress and develop you within M&G. In addition we offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, as well as professional and technical training, for example the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ) to build on your previous experience or post-graduate training. In addition to the above training, we have a custom built e-learning platform available to you.
How can you apply?
To join us you will need to possess a minimum 22 UCAS points (or equivalent), a 2.1 degree, ideally in a technical or numerical discipline. If you do not have a degree, the relevant work experience will be acceptable. You must have the permanent right to work and live in the UK without restriction.
Successful candidates will possess the aptitude for solving business problems with technology, strong communication skills and the ability to think creatively and analytically. We are looking for drive, determination and enthusiasm for technology that will make a positive impact on our business
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