1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As part of my role I have been given the responsibility off drafting minutes, a Fund profile and a commentary on the current situation of the Fund. I have also used portfolio statistics to create tables based on the position of the fund. Moreover, I have attended various meetings.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Both. I have has the opportunity to develop new skill such as drafting reports for the Fund (something which I had not done previously) and I have also learnt how to use and derive information from the portfolio statistics frequently used by the team. I would say I have utilized my communication and organisation skills during this week.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have thoroughly enjoyed my work experience. It has been an opportunity for me to explore the way the team operates and has helped me to reinsure that this is the career path in which I would like to take.
4. How valued do you feel by M&G Investments?
I feel extremely valued within my team (even during a short period of time). My team has been helpful and approachable which has enabled me to gain the most out of my work experience.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My team has organised work for me to complete which will help them with their reports and help me to have an understanding of the different documents they create. I have been issued resources to read and copied into their emails which has given me a brief update on the current situation of the Fund.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My team has been very helpful and I feel that any queries I have had this week have been answered in depth so I have the understanding I need.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
During my work experience I have gained plenty of support from the people in my team. This has helped me understand what my team expect me to achieve, why I am completing certain tasks and how they will be used. In all this has helped me feel comfortable within the team.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
As I was working within the business for a week I did not receive a salary or package. However, M&G reimbursed my travel costs and provided me with a subsidised canteen.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many social activities that happen outside of work for example movie nights and sporting activities. Lunches are frequently arranged which is a great way to network with employees inside the business.
9a. Would you recommend M&G Investments to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
A friendly culture and place to work. Encourages learning (provides opportunities to gain qualifications)and personal development which is important when starting in the corporate world.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to M&G Investments? *
Prepare and do your research for the team or area you are joining. Be proactive with your learning when on the job and use initiative before asking questions or gaining clarification.
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