What is MIA?

MIA is the Mediolanum Investment Academy. It is an 24-month long paid programme for people who want to work in asset management. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills by working alongside decision-makers where €52 billion is actively managed.

The programme was launched successfully in 2022 and we are now launching the second edition in 2023.

We don’t call it a graduate programme, because it’s much more than that. Over 24 months you will get the kind of hands-on experience of asset management that you don’t get during college. And you’ll get paid while you’re learning.

You will be doing the real work. You’ll work alongside decision makers, helping to inform their decisions. Of course, there will be mentoring and supervision because we want to support your development. But you also get the chance to prove yourself as one of the team. You’ll work on assignments, research reports and other projects

Over your 24 months with us, you’ll get opportunities to rotate between different areas and projects. While our operations have grown, we’re still small enough that you’ll have the chance to get to know each different department and key people. You’ll understand what different roles in asset management are, so you’ll know where your career will thrive. You’ll be held to the same performance appraisal standards as everyone at Mediolanum. Continuous assessment of your work each month will keep you on track with your career goals. And because this is real work and we value your help, you will get a very competitive salary.

This is the stepping stone to your future career in asset management. It may be intense at times, but it will be worth it. If you’re ambitious, excited about a career in investment and willing to learn don’t miss this opportunity.

  •  Send your CV/Cover letter to
  • If you’re a good fit our HR department will contact you to get more detail and answer your questions.
  • After this conversation, if both you and HR want to continue with your application you’ll agree on an interview date with the Hiring Manager.
  • Interviews will take place as soon as practical.
  • Saville Psychometric test assessment. This online/in person test assess your strengths and suitability for the investment academy.
  • Case study presentation.
  • Your chance to show the Hiring Manager and the rest of the team what you can do. You’ll be given a brief in advance and to present to Mediolanum decision makers in our Dublin office. Be ready to answer their questions and show off your knowledge.
  • We’ll contact you with feedback, and if you’re one of the lucky 5, an offer!

We’re looking for 5 outstanding candidates.

You could be one of them if:

  • You have a strong academic background along with great interpersonal skills.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • You’re comfortable presenting your ideas, expressing your opinions and talking to senior management and clients.
  • You have strong research and numerical reasoning skills.
  • You know what it means to be customer-centred.
  • You love solving complex problems.
  • You want to make a difference in the world through a career in asset management.
  • You understand the impact asset management can have both on society and individual investors.

Ideally, you have one or more of the following:

  • A degree in (but not limited to) Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Statistics, Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Other degrees will be considered.
  • A strong interest in investment markets, who are already studying or intend to study for CFA, CAIA, or MSc qualification, can be an advantage.
  • A PhD in any area of expertise - a distinct advantage
  • Up to 2 years industry experience

Some people hold themselves to a higher standard than the job description. We encourage you to apply for the MIA even if you don’t tick every box exactly as described here.

At the end of the programme, the successful candidates will become permanent members of the investment team with a clearly defined career path. You will receive:

  • a competitive benchmarked starting salary. 
  • an increasing variable bonus in line with market conditions.

Over the following years, your career development in Mediolanum will be supported with ongoing on the job and formal training (such as CFA courses).

In the first 3 years, successful MIA alumni will work as Investment Associate, Analyst or Associate Portfolio Manager.

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About Us!

The Mediolanum Banking Group is a leading Italian financial conglomerate listed on the Milan stock exchange and a constituent of the FTSEMIB index. It was founded in 1982 and today employs 3000+ employees in Europe (Italy, Spain, Ireland, Germany) and a sales force of circa. 6000 (Family Bankers)

MIFL Established in Dublin since 1997, Mediolanum has a Fund Management Company and a Life Insurance Company with each focused on the research, development, and discovery of innovative investment products and services. Such products and services are then delivered to its European retail client base through UCITS and Non UCITS mutual funds as well as unit linked life insurance products. These products are distributed primarily through the Group’s Banking entities and their Family Banker sales networks. The Irish Operations currently employs over 160 staff.

Mediolanum International Funds Ltd. has been in Dublin for 25 years. We are the principal hub for the Group Asset Management investment decisions. As we’ve grown we’re keen to invest in developing the next generation of asset management professionals.