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Reference           VN-24627

Role Type            Fixed Term Contract (inc Secondee)

Location               London

Salary                    Competitive

Closing Date       16 January 2023

Your role at a glance

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.

What you’ll be doing

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!

What we’re looking for

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

As a company, to be one of the world’s largest Asset Managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurances brands, we are diverse by our very nature. And we’re a company that wants to use our diversity and influence to make society better in the long term – for everyone. To do this we need to be a company that welcomes everyone, where everyone can succeed. That means we’re committed to building an inclusive culture in L&G where we can all perform at our best, no matter who we are, what we do or where we do it. So, whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we’d love to hear from you.

About the business area

Our enterprise-wide programme means that you could be working in any of our divisions which include Group, Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI), Legal & General Retail Retirement (LGRR) and Legal & General Capital (LGC). Wherever you are placed you will be delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.

Our commitment to Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

Bringing out the best in you

We believe that good businesses are built on doing the right thing and strive to do what is best for both our people and our customers. This means, enabling you to bring your best self to work by giving you what you need, when you need it.

This is why we have designed a process that puts you in control, because we recognise your time is valuable. At each step, make sure you take time to pause and reflect before progressing to the next, as each subsequent step will ask for a bit more of your time. 

We want you to feel comfortable that this process is as fair and inclusive as possible, so please let us know if you need an accommodation for any disability.

At each step we will give more information and clear instructions on what actions you need to take. You will be screened at each of these steps. In brief our recruitment process will include:

The application to this role asking you to upload your CV, application questions, completion of info to assess your eligibility based on A-Level grades and degree, online testing (General Ability), a recorded video interview, virtual networking opportunity with our existing grads and an assessment centre (line manager interview and a presentation).

As part of our online testing and video interview process your personal information (name and email) will be shared with our testing provider. They will only use your data for the purposes of testing. If you have any questions about this then please email futuretalentrecruitment@landg.com

How to find out more

For any queries please contact futuretalentrecruitment@landg.com. Please note we are unable to accept any email applications. 

Please note we are accepting applications until Friday 9th December and shortlisting will not begin until after this date. Assessment centres will be hosted throughout January and February and confirmed dates for these will be released ahead of the Festive Period at the end of this year