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Claire Few

M&G PLC

Aladdin Business Analyst Apprentice

School Leaver

Why do you enjoy your job?

I work within the Aladdin Product Team. My team manages the relationship between M&G and Aladdin’s provider BlackRock Solutions. My role is interesting as my day to day varies, I work with different departments and roles across M&G, allowing me to continue to develop my learning.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

The most challenging part of my role is remembering every acronym which is used in my team. When first starting I felt overwhelmed by the amount of acronyms which everybody would use but now I find myself using them and it shows me how much I have learned since starting in October.

How did you get into your job?

When I was in my final year of college I was introduced to the Think Investments Programme ran by Investment20/20. The programme gave me endless opportunities to understand the Investments industry, learn soft skills and network with employers working for the industry. Whilst rolling off the programme I applied for my current role at M&G. The programme definitely helped me to prepare the application process and starting my role.

What are your future aspirations?

Once I finish my apprenticeship I hope to stay on at M&G or another investment firm. Continuing to learn and develop my skills set and working on new projects.

How would you sum up your Investment20/20 experience?

Investment20/20 opened my eyes to the Investments Industry. It offered me endless opportunities to improve my confidence, skill set and knowledge on the industry.

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