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Jobs for Tier 4 Visa Holders

What is Student Circus?

Student circus is a niche job search platform that enables International Students secure  jobs in the UK.

Having graduated from the UK as International Students,
we truly understand the time and visa constraints associated with finding a job.

World class UK universities nurture and produce the very best of international talent. At Student Circus, we believe that this skilled talent can greatly benefit the UK economy and its employers with its global outlook.

Visit Student Circus for more information and current graduate and internship opportunities. 

Which visa do you need to stay in the UK after university?

If you are an international student considering working in the UK after graduation, this essential guide to visas should prove useful

To retain the benefits of an international student body, including the economic contribution, it is important that students, universities and employers are all aware of the routes through which individuals can remain in the UK after their studies have concluded.

The Tier 4 visa is intended for the purpose of studying in the UK. However, it does allow students to work 20 hours a week during term-time or full-time outside term-time, where the student is studying at degree level or above. Such work experience can be vital for those looking to build relationships and contacts in order to secure permanent employment in the UK in the future.

There are a number of options available to Tier 4 students to allow them to stay in (or return to) the UK after their studies. Which route is the most appropriate depends on the individual’s plans for their future in the UK, the area in which they are seeking employment and their current circumstances.

Employment

The main visa for employment is the Tier 2 general visa. This visa requires an employer to hold a sponsor licence and for them to have available a job that the government deems to be at graduate level, or above. Furthermore, the role must be paid at, or above, the stipulated minimum, which is at least £20,800 for students switching to a Tier 2 visa.

International students have several advantages under this route compared with individuals outside the UK. First, businesses do not have to advertise the role in the UK for 28 days prior to offering it to the student (the resident labour market test). Also, businesses do not have to pay the immigration skills charge to employ someone switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2. The current charge is £1,000 for each year of the visa and the cost is likely to rise to £2,000 a year.

Despite such benefits and the clear skills shortages in some sectors, many students find it hard to obtain sponsorship, either because employers are not aware of how to go about sponsoring an individual, or because they believe that the costs and complications of sponsorship are too great for their business.

Previously, it was necessary to pass a course before Tier 4 students could switch to Tier 2, putting graduate schemes that typically start in September out of reach for master’s students, who do not receive their results until later in the year. However, from 11 January 2018, a student has been able to switch to a Tier 4 visa after completing their course.

It is vital for international students to understand the Tier 2 system early on in their course so that they can look for employment and make use of their ability to work under the Tier 4 visa. Armed with knowledge about how they may be sponsored, students can have discussions with employers and potential employers well in advance of the end of their course.

Other options

The two main alternatives for students are the Tier 1 and Tier 5 visas. Tier 1 is for individuals the government is specifically looking to attract to the UK such as investors, entrepreneurs and people who are experts in their field. There are a number of different Tier 1 visa options and it generally encompasses those who have an exceptional talent, or individuals who have money to invest in a business in the UK.

The Tier 1 route can lead to settlement but it does have a high threshold for approval. For example, Exceptional Talent applicants have to be endorsed as an exceptional talent in their field by an official body in their area of expertise. Students who wish to switch from Tier 2 to Tier 1 entrepreneur visas, are limited to using only specific government-backed investment funds, rather than private funds. Students can, however, make a business case to their university to seek endorsement for a Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur visa.

If a student does want to go down the more entrepreneurial route, they should take advice on the conditions of both the initial visa application and any extension application, and how this could lead to settlement.

Tier 5 is a temporary working category and generally requires a student to return to their home country before applying via this route. While Tier 5 is limited in both length and the ability to switch, it can be a useful fallback for a student seeking to build a relationship with an employer in the hope of a future Tier 2 sponsorship. Tier 5 visa holders would have to return to their home country to make a Tier 2 application and this would therefore require the employer to undertake the resident labour market test and pay the higher minimum salary as well as the immigration skills charge.

Future changes

With Brexit on the horizon, the future of the UK’s immigration system is unclear. The government has recently made a commitment to attracting individuals under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa by doubling the number of endorsements that are available in a year. This shows that the post-Brexit environment is intended to be one in which the UK seeks to snap up talent from across the globe.

However, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what will happen to the highly skilled Tier 2 visa, or whether a lower-skilled worker route will be opened to deal with a possible labour gap in jobs routinely filled by European Economic Area (EEA) workers.

The Migrant Advisory Committee has been commissioned to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union, and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The report is not due for publication until September 2018, meaning that any changes to our immigration system would need to be quickly drafted and enshrined in law before the UK’s exit from the EU in March 2019. If this isn’t achieved, the current system could continue post-Brexit, which risks it being unfit for its new purpose.

Whatever the future holds, international students form an important part of the economic landscape of the UK and, as such, everyone should be aware of the specific challenges that they face and consider how these may be tackled.

Charlotte Ashton is a solicitor at MLP Law and advises international students from local universities on their options for remaining in the UK.

 

 

Tier 2 Visa Jobs Simplified

Next week we have Student Circus visiting the University, to speak to International students regarding Tier 2 jobs.

Tier 2 jobs simplified- By Student Circus, Wednesday 28 November in KLT6  at 14:00.

Understanding visa routes and tackling job search is an extremely tricky process. We want to make it easier for you by breaking these down into simpler steps. Student Circus is a smart job search platform where you can apply for exclusively handpicked Tier-2 jobs.

The session will cover the following points:

  • Our journey from intl students to Entrepreneurs in the UK 
  • Current job environment 
  • Timelines to follow for visas 
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • Options post Tier-4 expiry

This session is for international students, including Postgrads.

Students can book onto the Social Sciences session here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=3565&service=Careers+Service

Summer jobs at the National Citizen Service

The Challenge is the UK’s largest social integration charity and a major provider of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. During summer 2019 it is  offering 4,000 paid mentor, leader and facilitator positions to work on the NCS programme across the UK .

Working on NCS, students will have the chance to develop transferable skills such as leadership, professionalism, responsibility and prioritisation.

What is NCS?

  • NCS is a three-week programme for young people aged 15-17, which aims to enhance social integration by bringing together young people from different backgrounds.
  • During the programme, participants get involved in various outdoor activities, learn public speaking, creative and entrepreneurial skills
  • The young people then use these skills to engage with the community and set up their own social action project

For more information visit:
https://staffing.the-challenge.org/about-us

Peacebuilding in Colombia – Summer Program

Peacebuilding in Colombia 2019
Universidad de Los Andes Academic Summer Course
Red Tree Study Scholarship Funding

Red Tree Study is offering scholarship funding of $3,900 USD for participation in the Peacebuilding in Colombia
Academic Summer Course run by Universidad de Los Andes from Monday 10 June – Friday 28 June 2019.

The application deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018

‘Armed Conflict, Peace Processes and the Challenges of Peacebuilding in Colombia‘, is a three-week program
run by the university’s Political Science department. It will explore the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the
challenges of implementing the current peace process.
Now entering its fourth year, the course combines lectures and seminars taught by academics from Los Andes with
educational site visits that deliver practical knowledge of the political and social situation in Colombia. In previous
years, students have spoken to ex-combatants about the challenges of reintegration, have met with President Santos’
Communications team to discuss the influence of public opinion on the peace negotiations, visited the UN
Development Project, the Center for Transitional Justice, the Colombian Congress, and the Reparation of Victims Unit,
for example. They have taken part in a trip to the demobilization zone in Icononzo where students spent the day with
former FARC combatants and the UN representatives managing the camp. The 2019 course will include many of the
same excursions, although the exact content may be altered to reflect the policies of recently elected President Duque
and any further developments in the peace process.

The program includes a private room in supervised accommodation in Los Andes student residence, an airport pickup
on arrival, and a calendar of social and cultural activities for evenings and weekends, designed to help students explore
Colombia as much as possible whilst they are there.

Scholarship information
• $3,900 USD will either be awarded as one full scholarship or two 50% scholarships of $1950 USD each. The
final decision on this allocation will be made by the academic selection team and will be confirmed when the
winner(s) are announced in January 2019.
• The scholarship applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course at for this
academic year (2018/19).
The scholarship deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018, and applicants must submit the completed
scholarship application form, the accompanying academic reference, and the general program application
form by this date in order to apply for the funding.
• The final selection will be made by the Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding course at Universidad de Los
Andes
• Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) on or before Friday 11 January 2019.

Peacebuilding in Colombia Scholarship 2019_INFO

Interested students can also contact alex@redtreestudy.com for more information and an application form.

Student Internship: SPIR Centre for Critical Thought (CCT)

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to announce a vacancy for a student internship within the Centre for Critical Thought. The Centre for Critical Thought (CCT) aims to consolidate, sustain and develop cutting-edge research on critically-oriented theory within the humanities and social sciences. Research within the CCT focuses on the nature and scope of critical thought from an intrinsically interdisciplinary perspective.

School Research Centre internships are a new initiative to support the development of student skills and employability, as well as helping to build capacity within and raise the profile of the School’s Research Centres. The internships are funded by the School and are available exclusively to SPIR students.

The successful student intern will:

  • Support the administrative and other work of the Research Centre, under the guidance of the Centre’s Director and other staff
  • Develop or work on a Research Centre blog, writing and commissioning content of interest to students, staff and other stakeholders and raising the profile of the Centre
  • Use social media (including Twitter and Facebook) to promote the work of the Centre and to raise its profile, and work within the School to engage students in the Centre’s work
  • Support the running of Centre events, and propose events and activities to further promote the Centre’s work particularly on campus and amongst students
  • Support individual researchers within the Centre on research projects and activities where such work is available
  • Undertake any other duties to support the work of the School of Politics and IR, including employability and recruitment / marketing tasks

The successful student intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student from the School of Politics and IR, at Stage 2 or above (including Bi-Diplôme and Joint Honours students)
  • Have a strong academic and attendance record. Priority will be given to students with a grade average of a 2:1 (60%) or above, and an attendance average of 70% or above
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in the area of the research centre, either through module choice / academic record or extra-curricular activities
  • Be able to work independently on given tasks, and to show initiative and creativity
  • Have experience of using social media and writing blog articles or other online content

Application

This is a paid internship (six hours per week at £7.83/hour plus holiday uplift) and will last until April 2019 initially, with the possibility of an extension until the end of the academic year. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during some vacations.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Ngaio Lanfray (n.v.lanfray@kent.ac.uk) by 12pm on 29th November 2018. Interviews are likely to be held on 6th December 2018 and all applications will be acknowledged.

The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide CV and cover letter advice (www.kent.ac.uk/ces)

12-month placement in Human Resources

Are you looking for a 12-month placement in Human Resources for 2019/20? Do you want real responsibility with the chance to influence household name coffee brands including Tassimo, Kenco, L’Or and Jacobs?

Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) are looking for year-in-industry students from all degree backgrounds to join their diverse, global team of over 12,000 coffee champions, on a 12-month placement in Human Resources.

 

Company Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Location Banbury, Oxfordshire
Roles 12-month Year in Industry Placements in Human Resources
Salary £16,000 + £1,000 sign-on bonus
Assessment dates 26th November – 7th December 2018
Start Date July 2019
Apply here www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM
Deadline 9th November 2018

 

Who is the company?

– JDE is a €5 billion global business with around 15,000 associates based in 28 different countries, selling their brands in over 100 different countries around the world.

– Formed in 2015, JDE retains a start-up feel containing some of the leading brands in the Coffee and Tea industry including – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

– JDE UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which is one of JDE’s global ‘Power Plants’ responsible for producing 20,000 tonnes of coffee per year across 9 production lines.

– The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

– JDE believes amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee and with values including Entrepreneurship, Solidarity, Accountability, Simplicity and Discipline working at JDE offers you an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.

– JDE’s goal is simple but ambitious: a coffee for every cup.

Everyone deserves the coffee they love.

What are the roles?

– There are 2 very different HR placements available this year at JDE.

  1. Talent, Learning and Development:

– Learning and development (L&D) are in charge of developing resources and documents, handling logistics, admin and onboarding of new staff into the business.

– Talent look at the personal and professional development of the people at JDE. You will be helping to ensure that JDE has the best people by making sure they are undertaking continuous learning and development programmes.

– You will work with leadership teams, as well as with the Irish and Amsterdam HR teams. You can also shadow other parts of the business during your placement year.

  1. Human Resources:

– You will work with the Manufacturing HR team, supporting the Senior HR Business Partner and 2 HR Business Partners with more traditional HR delivery.

– This will involve working on updating policies, employee relation cases, trade union communication, supporting change programmes, supporting engagement strategy, as well as day to admin handling such as new starters, on-boarding, updates etc.

Why should you apply?

Travel: JDE provide awesome opportunities to travel. Last year around half the placement students travelled abroad.

Fantastic perks: 25 days holiday, free hot beverages (not just coffee!) and even Barista training!

Student Charity Committee: Every Friday all the placement students get together for a fun charity meeting. Last year their charity work raised over £30,000 in total.

Culture: At JDE they have a friendly, hands-on environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute and all opinions are valued. There is also a strong mentoring programme and you will be periodically reporting to senior business stakeholders and interacting with other placement students.

Corporate Social Responsibility: From sourcing ingredients responsibly with internationally recognised standards, to partnering directly with suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources, and aiming to make all manufacturing sites landfill free by 2020, at JDE they are driven by their passion for coffee & tea, care for people and respect for the environment.

Who is best suited to this role?

– Applications from any degree background are welcome.

– We’re looking for students who want to get stuck in and be proactive, who can work well in a team, are well organised and have good attention to detail.

– You must be an undergraduate looking for a 12-month Year-in-Industry placement from July 2019 to July 2020.

Click here to apply now:

www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and we’ll support you throughout the full application process.

Student Research Internship Opportunity

Research Project “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and International Norms”

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to announce a vacancy for a student internship within the research project “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and International Norms” funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, lead by Dr Ingvild Bode. The intern will work as part of a project team with Dr Bode, Dr Hendrik Huelss and Tom Watts. The aim of this project is to provide knowledge on the negative implications of LAWS for norms governing the use of force by comprehensively and critically monitoring their development. For this purpose, the project builds a database (website based) on the development and testing of LAWS across the world.

School research internships are a new initiative to support the development of student skills and employability, as well as helping to build capacity within and raise the profile of research done at the School. The internships are funded by the School and are available exclusively to SPIR students.

The successful student intern will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in building and maintaining the LAWS database: this includes researching current LAWS developed by a range of countries (e.g. US, UK, Russia, France, South Korea, China) and ascertaining their development status (e.g. year of commissioning, number of tests conducted, what was subject to testing, doctrinal developments);
  • Assisting in managing content for the project website, in particular the LAWS blog. Here, project team members as well as guest commentators have the option to publish short opinion pieces or blog commentaries on current developments with regard to LAWS;
  • Assisting in monitoring (global) news coverage related to LAWS and building infographics demonstrating the changing salience of the issue over time;
  • Helping maintain and update the project’s social media presence.

The successful student intern should:

  • Be either a postgraduate student from the School of Politics and IR or an undergraduate student at Stage 3 (including Bi-Diplôme and Joint Honours students);
  • Have a strong academic and attendance record. Priority will be given to students with a grade average of a 2:1 (60%) or above, and an attendance average of 70% or above;
  • Have an interest in the role of emerging technologies in warfare;
  • Be able to work independently on given tasks, and to show initiative and creativity. Data entry experience would also be preferable, alongside a key eye for detail and willingness to ask for help when needed;
  • Ideally (desirable but not essential) have a reading knowledge of either Chinese or Russian.

Applications

This is a paid internship (six hours per week at £7.68/hour) and will last until April 2019. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during some vacations.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Ngaio Lanfray (N.V.Lanfray@kent.ac.uk) by 12pm on Wednesday 10th October.

Interviews are to be held on Thursday 18th October from 3.15pm, all applications will be acknowledged.

The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide CV and cover letter advice (www.kent.ac.uk/ces).

Research Centre Internship: Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC)

School of Politics and IR Research Centre Internship: Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC)

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to announce a vacancy for a student internship within its Conflict Analysis Research Centre. The Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre and centre of excellence in the study of political conflict, developing original theory and analysis and supporting creative approaches to the management and transformation of violent conflict.

School Research Centre internships are a new initiative to support the development of student skills and employability, as well as helping to build capacity within and raise the profile of the School’s Research Centres. The internships are funded by the School and are available exclusively to SPIR students.

The successful student intern will:

  • Support the administrative and other work of the Research Centre, under the guidance of the Centre’s Director and other staff
  • Develop or work on a Research Centre blog, writing and commissioning content of interest to students, staff and other stakeholders and raising the profile of the Centre
  • Use social media (including Twitter and Facebook) to promote the work of the Centre and to raise its profile, and work within the School to engage students in the Centre’s work
  • Support the running of Centre events, and propose events and activities to further promote the Centre’s work particularly on campus and amongst students
  • Support individual researchers within the Centre on research projects and activities where such work is available
  • Undertake any other duties to support the work of the School of Politics and IR, including employability and recruitment / marketing tasks

The successful student intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student from the School of Politics and IR, at Stage 2 or above (including Bi-Diplôme and Joint Honours students)
  • Have a strong academic and attendance record. Priority will be given to students with a grade average of a 2:1 (60%) or above, and an attendance average of 70% or above
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in the area of the research centre, either through module choice / academic record or extra-curricular activities
  • Be able to work independently on given tasks, and to show initiative and creativity
  • Have experience of using social media and writing blog articles or other online content

Applications

This is a paid internship (six hours per week at £7.68/hour) and will last until February 2018 initially, with the possibility of an extension until the end of the academic year. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during some vacation periods.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Ngaio Lanfray (n.v.lanfray@kent.ac.uk) by 12pm on Monday 1st October 2018. Interviews are to be held on Friday 5th October and all applications will be acknowledged.

The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide CV and cover letter advice (www.kent.ac.uk/ces).

12-month placement in Human Resources

Are you looking for a 12-month placement in Human Resources for 2019/20? Do you want real responsibility with the chance to influence household name coffee brands including Tassimo, Kenco, L’Or and Jacobs?

Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) are looking for year-in-industry students from all degree backgrounds to join their diverse, global team of over 12,000 coffee champions, on a 12-month placement in Human Resources.

Who is the company?
– JDE is a €5 billion global business with around 15,000 associates based in 28 different countries, selling their brands in over 100 different countries around the world.
– Formed in 2015, JDE retains a start-up feel containing some of the leading brands in the Coffee and Tea industry including – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.
– JDE UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which is one of JDE’s global ‘Power Plants’ responsible for producing 20,000 tonnes of coffee per year across 9 production lines.
– The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.
– JDE believes amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee and with values including Entrepreneurship, Solidarity, Accountability, Simplicity and Discipline working at JDE offers you an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.
– JDE’s goal is simple but ambitious: a coffee for every cup.

“Everyone deserves the coffee they love.”

What are the roles?
– There are 2 very different HR placements available this year at JDE.

1. Talent, Learning and Development:
– Learning and development (L&D) are in charge of developing resources and documents, handling logistics, admin and onboarding of new staff into the business.
– Talent look at the personal and professional development of the people at JDE. You will be helping to ensure that JDE has the best people by making sure they are undertaking continuous learning and development programmes.
– You will work with leadership teams, as well as with the Irish and Amsterdam HR teams. You can also shadow other parts of the business during your placement year.

2. Human Resources:
– You will work with the Manufacturing HR team, supporting the Senior HR Business Partner and 2 HR Business Partners with more traditional HR delivery.
– This will involve working on updating policies, employee relation cases, trade union communication, supporting change programmes, supporting engagement strategy, as well as day to admin handling such as new starters, on-boarding, updates etc.

Why should you apply?
– Travel: JDE provide awesome opportunities to travel. Last year around half the placement students travelled abroad.
– Fantastic perks: 25 days holiday, free hot beverages (not just coffee!) and even Barista training!
– Student Charity Committee: Every Friday all the placement students get together for a fun charity meeting. Last year their charity work raised over £30,000 in total.
– Culture: At JDE they have a friendly, hands-on environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute and all opinions are valued. There is also a strong mentoring programme and you will be periodically reporting to senior business stakeholders and interacting with other placement students.
– Corporate Social Responsibility: From sourcing ingredients responsibly with internationally recognised standards, to partnering directly with suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources, and aiming to make all manufacturing sites landfill free by 2020, at JDE they are driven by their passion for coffee & tea, care for people and respect for the environment.

Who is best suited to this role?
– Applications from any degree background are welcome.
– We’re looking for students who want to get stuck in and be proactive, who can work well in a team, are well organised and have good attention to detail.
– You must be an undergraduate looking for a 12-month Year-in-Industry placement from July 2019 to July 2020.

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Roles: 12-month Year in Industry Placements in Human Resources
Salary: £16,000 + £1,000 sign-on bonus
Assessment dates: 26th November – 7th December 2018
Start Date July 2019
Apply here: www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM
Deadline: 9th November 2018
It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and we’ll support you throughout the full application process.

House of Commons 12 Month BAME Internship Programme

House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme: Three 12-month paid internships starting November 2018. 

Application Deadline: 13th July 2018

As part of the House of Commons’ efforts to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population, the House is offering an internship programme for recent graduates from BAME backgrounds. The aim of this 12-month programme is to provide work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the House of Commons’ graduate level workforce. The programme is advertised under section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

Recruitment Timetable
Closing Date 13th July
Telephone interviews: w/c 23rd and w/c 30th July
Panel Interviews at the house of commons w/c 20th and w/c 27th August
Internships begin 1st November 2018

The Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to secure full-time graduate level positions in Parliament on completion of the Programme. You’ll be performing public administrative duties that require a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge and above all passion for public service and government.

While you may feel that you do not have direct experience of the types of work described in the job descriptions, your particular experiences may be highly relevant if they have given you the capacity to develop the required skills. If appointed, you will be supported in developing specific skills and knowledge that are required for these roles. You are not expected to know everything about the work of Parliament or know how to perform unfamiliar tasks without some training, support, and supervision in the early stages.

There are three, 12-month, paid internships on offer starting on 1 November 2018.  Two will be based in the Chamber and Committees Team (CCT), supporting the work of Select Committee inquiries. These roles will require well-developed research and report writing skills as well as the ability to learn and adapt to procedures.  The other role will be based in the Members’ Hub which supports MPs by providing corporate services (e.g. HR, facilities, transport, expenses etc). This role requires someone with an interest in public administration, HR, Change Management or Project Management.

Application Process

Step is managing the application and initial selection process on behalf of the Authority. Interested candidates will need to register with Step and then apply to one of the internship roles being offered through the Programme.   

Each role is very different and is looking for a different skillset. Your application will only be considered for either the Inquiry Manager OR the Hub Manager, not both. Please read the person specifications fully and ensure that your application addresses the skills required.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 July 2018, although you should submit your application as early as possible.

Successful candidates will need to complete a comprehensive security check in order to gain full access to parliament.

Follow the links below for further details on each of the roles.

House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme – Inquiry Manager

House of Commons BAME Internship – Members’ Hub Role

To register and complete your profile with Step click here 

For further advice on how to apply for one of these positions please contact HofC@step.org.uk