1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I was a part of the retail marketing team and throughout my week at M&G I met a variety of different staff members from interns to the head of distribution. I also participated in sessions with the other students doing work experience for example a careers workshop and city orientation walk which I particularly enjoyed.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt what a working environment is like ,I have definitely developed my communication skills and confidence which were unknown strengths of mine which I discovered this week.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoyed it very much as everyone was extremely friendly ,I particularly liked the independence I had on a day-to-day basis as I felt this was crucial in developing my professional profile as it provided me with a chance to display and strengthen my organisation skills.
4. How valued do you feel by M&G Investments?
I felt that my managers actually cared about my well -being and I felt extremely valued by everyone in the long term talent team and even other employees that I had met during the week.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It was very well organised we where provided with calendars which helped us schedule our days, there was an outlook programme in which we could keep in contact with employees which we had planned to meet during the week ,also I knew exactly when sessions would be starting and ending, everything was very specific and given in great detail.However maybe I would have like more delegated tasks to complete throughout my day as there were days where I had a lot of free time .
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
They had a great attitude ,they would always support me and check on me to see how things are going , particularly my presentation at the end of the week which I received a lot of help with .Any questions I didn't feel nervous to ask them, they made me feel at ease and very comfortable throughout the week.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
If there are any problems you could easily contact one of the team and they would be happy to help, they genuinely cared for the welfare of the students.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Money for transport is reimbursed and lunch is paid for which is great.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes ,the sessions with the other students were great, we also learnt about apprenticeships that M&G provide and options for school leavers which was great and extremely helpful as a I was previously unaware of these opportunities.
9. Would you recommend M&G Investments to a friend?
It is a great experience and everyone is kind and friendly ,it is a lovely working environment.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to M&G Investments?
Go for it, ask questions ,don't be nervous and relax it'll be fine ,everyone's nice and friendly.
More from M&G InvestmentsMore Reviews Company Profile
Get personalised jobs straight to your inbox
Save time job hunting - get tailored job opportunities sent straight to you!