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Junior Product Apprentice with M&G plc

London (Central), London (Greater)
£22500 per year
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Business / Management
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
12-18 months
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Job Details

Start Date: 26th September 2022

Duration of Apprenticeship: 18 months fixed term contract

Job Description:

We are looking for an analytically-focused apprentice with good communication skills to join the growing Product Development Team responsible for public assets across all asset classes (equity, multi-asset and bonds) and to help deliver the business goals for the M&G fund range while keeping the investor at the heart of the process. 

This is a great opportunity to support the product managers in respect of new product development and the ongoing management of the fund range with a focus on specific asset classes as required.

The Public Assets Product Development team sits within M&G Group and is responsible for ongoing development and management of the Public Assets fund ranges, covering over £70 bn in assets under management.

Your daily duties may include:

- New Product Development; supporting the development of ideas from concept stage through to completion of feasibility, development of project proposal and business approvals;
- Existing Product Management; supporting ongoing, proactive management of existing product set to ensure it remains fully fit for purpose in terms of customers’ expectations, pricing, profitability and the prevailing regulatory environment.
- Support the development of ideas from concept stage through to completion of feasibility and project proposal and business approvals;
- Work with a variety of stakeholders including Investment teams, Distribution channels, Compliance, Risk and Finance to ensure product initiatives fit with the overall business plan;
- Support the evaluation of a range of potential solutions considering the impact for customers, costs and risks;
- Support the production of feasibility studies (which are draft project proposal documents) to a high quality;
- Support implementation projects and the provision of product support to the business generally through attending project working group meetings, drafting product specifications, dealing with ad-hoc project queries, and supporting the drafting of fund documentation and investor communication materials;
- Support in ensuring all product activities are conducted in a compliant manner that places the end investor at the heart of all decision making;
- All round support for key meetings and processes in the product governance process;
- Develop knowledge on market and consumer trends and regulation

Training Provided:

As a Junior Product Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the L4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses.

Qualification Requirements:

As a minimum, candidate will have 5 GCSEs with Maths and English grades 4+ or 2 A levels with good grades in Maths and English (A-C).

Alternatively, you will have 2 years of work experience in financial services industry or customer services.

Personal Qualities & Skills:

- Good analytical skills and attention to detail
- Good knowledge of desktop tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Highly self-motivated, with strong ability to work under own initiative
- Analytical and conceptual thinking; ability to form own opinions by thinking analytically about problems
- Drive to learn and ability to deliver towards set deadlines

We are looking for a motivated and 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 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 or individually.

The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive and analytical nature and be curious and keen to learn and develop.

Desirable (but not essential)

- Basic understanding and interest in the UK and European financial services markets

Future Prospects:

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.

Contact Lauren or 01612446383


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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