Financial Crime Apprentice

At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

Key Responsibilities:

The role forms part of the overall first line Financial Crime, Risk Assessment Unit. You will work closely with the Asset Management Financial Crime team and collaborate with other stakeholders to support Head of KYC and Client Onboarding and work with the team on various workstreams. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to create presentations and present the for senior stakeholders within the Global Controls and operations (Asset Management), fostering regular engagement and interaction with business teams.

  • Support KYC/client onboarding processes, by shadowing existing Financial Crime Risk Partners, learn regulatory requirements that the team must adhere to.
  • Support the automation of onboarding platform, understanding the requirements, work with 3rd party supplier to successfully implement the platform.
  • Help create presentations and attending forums and committees, delivering high-quality materials, taking minutes and distributing and coordinating the actions agreed.
  • Engage and interact regularly with business teams to understand issues and requirements. Then work with senior colleagues in Financial Crime Operations team to engineer effective solutions.
  • Support updating process documents to ensure controls are fit for purpose and aligned with regulatory standards.
  • Collaborate with other Business Areas in promoting Financial Crime function socialising onboarding processes.
  • Support the Sanctions workstream within the Public Markets, contributing to the implementation of enhanced controls.
  • Help test the new system and ensure that it works according to the specification.

 

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • You are people’s person, who is great at building working relationships
  • Great interpersonal skills, a self-starter with great enthusiasm, curiosity, energy and love for learning
  • Confident and effective communicator (both written and verbal)
  • Passionate about being in a work environment that embraces and values diversity.
  • Attention to detail to support high-quality compilation of user documentation.
  • Enjoys problem solving, coming up with new ideas.
  • Ability to learn MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel and Visio.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills with a keen attention to detail.

 

Qualification Required:
A minimum of five GCSEs grade 9 – 4 on the new grading system.

Future Prospects:
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, there may be opportunities for career progression within our Asset Management, First Line Financial Crime team or other relevant departments based on performance, business needs, and available opportunities. . If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to the specific role/department.

Training Provided:
As a Financial Crime Apprentice with M&G, you will undertake the Level 3 Risk & Compliance Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses

This is a fixed term contract for 15 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.

We may seek to close vacancies early if we receive a high level of applications. Please do apply early.

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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