Business Analyst Apprentice with M&G Prudential

  • BPP Apprenticeships
  • London, UK
  • 08 Mar, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship Accounting

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and conscientious Apprentice who is interested in working in our Investment Operations department. The successful applicant will be involved in analysing business requirements against the functionality of our investment management system (Aladdin) and put forward the most appropriate solution. 

This Apprenticeship will give successful candidate a practical introduction to the management and operation of an investment firm, while providing early exposure to a range of business experiences. 

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.

Investment Operations Department
Investment Operations supports the day to day fund management activities across the investment lifecycle. We aim is to deliver an efficient and robust platform to support the business growth.

The Aladdin Product Team is a new team being set up to support the day to day use of the Blackrock Aladdin system. Alongside this role, the team will consist of a Product Owner, another Senior Business Analyst and a Service Analyst.

As an Aladdin Business Analyst Apprentice, you will be responsible for looking at requests that come in to the team and identifying solutions. You will be fully trained in Aladdin and business analysis techniques.

Your daily duties will include:
Taking responsibility for championing the use of Aladdin throughout the business
Delivering excellent customer service and stakeholder (customer) engagement
Working with business users to identify concerns or areas for improvement in their workflows and work with Aladdin ASM and BlackRock on the resolution
Taking ownership of issues and identifying the most suitable solutions
Assisting in the improvement of the users training (internal and external courses)
Providing ad hoc admin support to the Team where required

Training Provided 
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.

Skills Required
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
High level of accuracy and good attention to detail
Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
Basic understanding of MS Office (Word, Outlook)
Strong Excel spreadsheet skills
A proactive team player who is confident about working independently
Logical and analytical approach coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn

Personal Qualities 
The role would ideally be suited to a confident individual with a positive outlook and good attention to detail, a desire to learn and with an interest in a career in Investment Management. 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, can-do attitude and have an efficient approach.

You will be fully trained in how to use the Aladdin system and business analysis training. This apprenticeship will also provide you with the introduction to Investment Management.

Experience of an office or business environment