We are seeking a motivated and conscientious Apprentice who is interested in working in Financial Services and wishes to pursue a career in Finance. The successful applicant will be involved in preparing and analysing management information and dealing with different areas of the business. They will also get the opportunity to learn about different life insurance products and the financial metrics of the company while working with a supportive accounting team.
M&GPrudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple – to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.
Financial Management Planning & Performance Team
Finance Management, Planning and Performance (FMPP) works in partnership with the business and wider Finance function to deliver the business plan, improve performance and make informed decisions by providing financial insight and guidance.
As a Finance Apprentice, you will be expected to support the Wealth area which including sales reporting and expense management. You will be expected to use Power BI (business analytics application), MS Excel and other tools to perform in-depth numerical analysis.
Your duties will include:
Undertaking numerical analysis and data manipulation using a range of software
Supporting a variety of management reports
Responding to technical queries
Supporting project work when required
Supporting expense analysis for the business
Understanding and supporting sales bonus payments
Seeking and acting on opportunities to develop technical and business understanding
Drafting and maintaining up-to-date, appropriate documentation and checklists for processes
Providing ad hoc admin support to the team where required
This is a fixed term contract for 13 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.
As a Business Administration Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the Business Administrator Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
Attention to detail
Ability to organise and prioritise workload
Ability to work to deadlines
Basic understanding of MS Office (Word, Outlook)
Strong understanding of MS Excel
Strong mathematical ability
Ability to work in a diverse team
Ability to build and develop relationships
Problem-solving abilities coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn
The role would ideally be suited to a confident individual with a strong ability in mathematics and with an interest in a career in Finance. The successful applicant should enjoy working as part of a team and be able to manage their time effectively. The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive and analytical nature and be keen to learn.
Experience of an office or business environment
Experience of preparing written and verbal communications for a range of audiences