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SARAH WILSON

M&G Investments

Finance Apprentice

School Leaver

Why do you enjoy your job?

As a finance apprentice, one of my main roles involves reconciling transactions that have occurred within the Prudential group and as part of this I am responsible for preparing Balance Sheets and Profit and Loss accounts. I enjoy my job because it puts my analytical skills into practice and enables me to collaborate with a broad network of people. The supportive and welcoming culture of M&G has definitely been a highlight of my experience here so far and has had a huge influence over my smooth transition into the working world.

What is the most challenging thing about you job?

My job brings many challenges, whether it is the difficult task of balancing work with studying for professional qualifications; the many tight deadlines; or just generally the endless amount of unfamiliar terminology to get to grips with. However, there is so much support and guidance offered here at M&G and I am able to take on greater responsibility with more and more confidence.

How did you get into your job?

After completing A-Levels in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry, I decided that university was not for me and so I began applying for apprenticeships and school leaver programmes. I applied for M&G through Investment20/20 and had to complete online tests, a video interview as well as 2 face-to-face interviews.

What are your future aspirations?

My aspirations are to complete the ACA qualification which should take approximately 5 years. As well as this, I hope to gain as much experience as I can in the industry and strive to be the best that I can.

How would you sum up your Investment20/20 experience?

Investment20/20 has been an essential part of my career development and has played a large part in broadening my understanding of the industry. I have really enjoyed their events and would highly recommend them.

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