Sustainability Summer Internship Programme 2023

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VN-24627

Fixed Term Contract (inc Secondee)

London

Competitive

23 December 2022

Are you looking for a summer internship in a business which is making a real difference to society and accelerating the transition to net zero? One that is technically challenging? One that develops commercial acumen alongside your technical skills?  

We’re looking for penultimate year students who want to learn about the role businesses can play in improving society and accelerating the transition to net zero. In this internship, you’ll develop your understanding of how financial services firms interact with the societies and environments where they work, while building your knowledge of carbon reduction, sustainability reporting, social investment and charity partnerships.

The Sustainability agenda is increasingly important to financial services companies. At Legal & General, we have a record of investing in communities and environmental solutions to ensure the long-term economic health of society. Our specialist Sustainability teams exist to push and develop this agenda – advising the business, developing new approaches, implementing programmes and measuring and reporting on our successes. We do this across the areas of social investment, environmental management and monitoring corporate governance.

You will be assigned to one of our central Sustainability teams to work with over the course of the 8-week internship. You will also take part in an induction week designed to introduce you to L&G, help prepare you for the remainder of the internship and build an internal network. Over the course of the internship, you will have the chance to interact with different teams, hear from senior speakers and network with your fellow interns. Some of the day-to-day activities could include:

Group Sustainability Team

  • Support the team’s charity partnerships, by being involved with partnership meetings, project development and other work
  • Conduct desk-based research into charities, preparing or reviewing proposals from charities
  • Review employee applications for fundraise matching; support the team by administering payments and managing budget
  • Develop communication skills by supporting on the review of our corporate website’s Sustainability pages
  • Research and write promotional communications – press releases and internal intranet articles
  • Conduct desk-based research and help prepare for our social and environmental rating reports

Group Environment Team / Group Climate Risk Team

  • Support the team’s management of climate risks across the group, by being involved in collating and benchmarking key climate scenarios.
  • Support with environmental reporting e.g. CDP. This includes data gathering and analysis, working with stakeholders from across the business.
  • Supporting the environmental team with identifying opportunities to reducing the business’ operational carbon emissions.

Group Diversity & Inclusion Team

  • Support the work of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team focusing on building practical, useful interventions for leaders, line managers and their people to engage with and learn about DEI
  • Help engage our employees globally on key DEI issues that happen in Q3 and Q4 2023.
  • Undertake desk-based research into DEI issues, industry and societal trends
  • Help engage our most senior leaders in DEI governance forums, management teams and networks

But most importantly you will be learning new skills and gaining knowledge of how our business works!

First and foremost, we’re looking for people with an inquisitive mind and a desire to learn. We’re not expecting prior industry experience, but we’ll want to see that you have the tools to develop quickly. These include: 

  • Currently an undergraduate, in your penultimate or final year of study
  • We don’t mind what your academic background is: we are open to all degree and A level subjects
  • Knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Analytical mind-set and strong problem solving skills
  • Great communication skills 
  • Flexibility and strong teamwork skills  
  • High levels of interest, dynamism and commitment 
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively 

To be confirmed. 

About L&G

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

About the business area

Our Group teams are at the heart of Legal & General, and we provide support and professional services to the rest of the business, including finance, risk management, human resources, property and facilities services, corporate communications and audit teams. We work with teams across the whole of our business: Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI), Legal & General Retail Retirement (LGRR) and Legal & General Capital (LGC).

Through our skills and knowledge, we support these businesses in delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers’ lives, great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.

Our commitment to Equal Opportunities

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

How to find out more

If this opportunity excites you but you’re not sure you meet all the requirements, or you’d like to know a bit more, please email futuretalentrecruitment@landg.com.

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit your application through our careers website as we’re not accepting email applications.

Please be aware, due to high demand, we will be closing this role Friday 23rd December

About L&G

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

About the business area

Our Group teams are at the heart of Legal & General, and we provide support and professional services to the rest of the business, including finance, risk management, human resources, property and facilities services, corporate communications and audit teams. We work with teams across the whole of our business: Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI), Legal & General Retail Retirement (LGRR) and Legal & General Capital (LGC).

Through our skills and knowledge, we support these businesses in delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers’ lives, great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.

Our commitment to Equal Opportunities

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

How to find out more

If this opportunity excites you but you’re not sure you meet all the requirements, or you’d like to know a bit more, please email futuretalentrecruitment@landg.com.

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit your application through our careers website as we’re not accepting email applications.

Please be aware, due to high demand, we will be closing this role Friday 23rd December