Category Archives: Placement Year

Placement Year Working to Combat Homelessness

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the charity sector? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12 month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services. We also are looking to offer the same rewarding opportunities on our Apprenticeship scheme to come later in the year.

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. Your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

To apply please go to our careers page to download the application pack via the ‘Apply‘ button.

London wide – Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark

£20,573.00 pa (6.5% employer’s contributory pension)

37.5 hours per week inc. shifts

12 month fixed-term contract, starting 1st May 2020

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

For further information drop in sessions will be held on 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th February 2020.

Interviews: Dates between 7th March 2020 and 13th March 2020

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

NHS Student Placement Scheme

HEE’s Graduate and Student Placement Scheme 2020

The NHS belongs to the people and is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it.

HEE’s values are those of the NHS Constitution. They are:

  • Working together for patients
  • Compassion
  • Respect and dignity
  • Improving lives
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Everyone counts

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Here at HEE, we believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce, there is no NHS. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Everyone can make a difference to patients.

HEE is made up of 7 regions spread across the country, these are North East and Yorkshire, North West, London, South East, South West, Midlands and East of England. We also have a National team which are responsible for different functions, including Innovation & Transformation, People & Communications, Finance, Workforce Planning & Intelligence and Strategy.

About the placements

We are looking for 12 individuals to join HEE for a period of 1 year in many different areas of work and locations within the organisation. This will ideally suit those looking for a sandwich year placement, but we are also interested in people who will be graduating in 2020.

Our placements will provide you with invaluable experience of working within a national NHS organisation that is very closely linked to the Department of Health and Social Care. You will gain an insight into how knowledge gained within your studies can work in practice.

Placements are likely to be available in a variety of corporate functions eg

  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • IT and Information Development
  • Corporate affairs
  • Global Health Management
  • Chief Executives Office

or within our business teams in regional offices located across England.

When applying for our placements you must be willing to locate yourself in the area you are placed for the 12-month period (location preferences will try to be accommodated).

About You

This section details the personal attributes we require of you for these placements. If you feel these describe you, we would welcome your application.

Behaviours and Values

  • Proactive, enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • A willingness to challenge and to be open to receiving challenge, seeing and valuing different perspectives
  • Maintains the highest standards of integrity in all interactions being aware of the impact of own behaviour on others
  • Role models the values set out in the NHS constitution
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent administrative and logistical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent researching skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and autonomously
  • Organised with good attention to detail

Experience and Knowledge

  • Ability to use MS Office programmes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of/interest in your chosen specialism
Qualifications and Training 
  • Recently graduated in a relevant degree or currently studying at undergraduate level on a sandwich course

This post is open to all degree disciplines but would be particularly suited for the following:

  • Business Management
  • Global Business
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • Law and legal studies
  • Accounting and finance
  • Economics
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Analytics
  • IT

You must also hold documentation that demonstrates right to work in the UK for the duration of the placement.

What we can offer you

  • One-year placement starting from July 2020
  • Annual salary of £17,820 per annum
  • 37.5 hour working week (Monday – Friday)
  • Employee Benefits package including; 27 days annual leave allowance, eye care vouchers, health service discounts and more. Additional information can be found here
  • A full induction programme, with involvement from the HEE Executive team and Board.
  • An opportunity to work in a busy but rewarding environment.
  • Regular conversations with a dedicated manager to track progress and explore potential future development opportunities.
  • A friendly and helpful team who will support you throughout your placement, as well as support offered by your own mentor and through a graduate network.
  • A written placement development plan relevant to your role
  • Graduate/placement student training sessions throughout the year
  • An opportunity to present to the HEE Board on the conclusion of the programme

Application Process

1.Complete the application form by Sunday 1st March 2020. Please ensure that you download and complete the additional application form and when prompted (to attach a CV) attach this form instead.

We do understand that you may not have a wealth of work experience to draw on for your application form so please do draw on other experiences and skills that you may have gained elsewhere. In the application form, please use the supporting information section to explain why you would be an excellent choice to join our graduate scheme using the person requirements above.

2.Your application will be reviewed and if you are successfully longlisted, you will be invited to the 2nd stage assessment (which will be completed remotely) during March 2020.

3.If you are successful at 2nd stage you will be invited to attend an assessment centre in April 2020 (location to be determined – likely to be in London, Birmingham or Leeds).

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/about/work-us/hee-graduate-student-placement-scheme-2020

Mayor of London – Media & Marketing BAME Internship

Mayor of London
Media & Marketing BAME Internship

Grade: 1
Contract type: Fixed term (11 months)
Reference:  MEMA2020
Interview date:  between Monday 23 March – Friday 3 April 2020
Application closing date:  Sunday 23 February 2020 at 23:59 GMT

 

The Mayor of London Media & Marketing BAME Internship is aimed at students from BAME communities who are interested in pursuing a career in PR or marketing.

 This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the high-profile work of the press office, marketing and digital communications teams for the Mayor of London. You’ll gain in-depth experience of working in a fast-paced press office, delivering campaigns and engaging with Londoners via a range of digital platforms.

You’ll develop essential skills, from writing press releases, dealing with journalists and managing media events to planning creative marketing campaigns and developing content for City Hall’s social media channels. The internship will provide a supportive environment to learn and hone your skills, including internal and external training opportunities.

You’ll need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your time effectively and work as part of a team. We’re looking for candidates with real enthusiasm who can demonstrate an interest in media, PR and marketing and are committed to developing a career in these industries.

You must be an undergraduate or graduate of BAME origin (African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin, or a combination of the above) and on track to receive, or has already received, a 2:2 in any degree or who has one year’s experience in media, PR, marketing or other related field.

There are two internships will commence in September 2020 and will be for a duration of 11 months.

The Greater London Authority’s BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Media & Marketing internship scheme is a diversity initiative targeted at students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in PR which is why this scheme was created (in accordance with s.158 of the Equality Act 2010).

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. This may include remote working, compressed hours and flexibility on start and end times.

The job will be based at City Hall (near London Bridge station and Tower Bridge)

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave per annum (pro rata), interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference MEMA2020

 

12-month placements with Accenture

Placement Students wanted for Client Delivery
12-month placements with Accenture
£Competitive, Summer 2020 start

Do you want to work for a world-leading consultancy firm? Would you like to develop industry-leading skills and explore the latest technologies? Do you want to solve real-world problems within a high-energy, diverse environment? Accenture are looking for penultimate year students to apply for their Client Delivery 12-month placements starting in Summer 2020…

Company: World-leading Consultancy firm, Accenture
Locations: London (travel may be required, all expenses covered)
Salary: £Competitive
Start date: Summer 2020
Degrees Accepted: Any Bachelors degree with a 12-month placement included
Apply here: Client Delivery: https://accntu.re/33A0HF2
Deadlines: 09/12/19 – Apply ASAP as first come first served

Who is the company?

– With more than 482,000 people working in over 120 countries around the globe, Accenture is a world-leading organisation that provides consultancy and technology expertise to some of the biggest names in just about every industry you can imagine

– Clients use Accenture to make more of their business opportunities, adapt successfully to change, put ideas into action and gain – or sustain – a competitive edge

– With their knowledge of the markets, understanding of the power of technology and ability to shape and implement transformational solutions, Accenture work with 6,000 companies globally and 92 of the Fortune Global 100.

Client Delivery: https://accntu.re/33A0HF2

 Working with the client team, you will deliver business transformation and test strategic solutions for implementation. You’ll develop industry-leading specialist skills and be kept fully up to speed with the latest innovations and delivery practices, covering everything from software and emerging tech such as wearables, to cloud computing, digital, mobile, social or analytics.

Can I apply?

You can be from any degree background to apply for this placement – no technical skills required!

Why should you apply?

– Secure graduate position upon successful completion of the 12-month placement

– You will be given a personal laptop and AMEX card, as well as a Competitive salary and a generous holiday allowance

– Have access to employee benefits such pension scheme, private healthcare, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and much more

– Be part of a vibrant community with training, support and social events

Alfa Fellowship Program – Deadline 15 November

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training.

The fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., U.K., or Germany.

Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russian affairs in the West.

Participant Profile

Fellows have a demonstrated interest in Russian and European and Eurasian affairs, exceptional academic and professional credentials, proven personal initiative, and clear goals and expectations for their professional assignments.

Fellows are between the ages of 25 and 35 with graduate degrees and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or related fields.

Fellows possess leadership potential and are active in community or public service.

While Russian language skills vary, most fellows have studied Russian for at least two years at the post-secondary level.

Eligibility Requirements

U.S., U.K., or German citizen between the ages of 25 and 35 (Russian citizens are ineligible to apply, including individuals who are also citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany)
Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding professional achievement and academic qualifications
  • Active involvement in community or public service
  • Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application. If an applicant does not speak Russian, he or she will need to demonstrate proficiency in another foreign language to qualify for the program
  • Graduate degree in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or a related field
  • Evidence of leadership potential

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a professional-level initiative focused on the fellows’ assignments in Russia. The Alfa Fellowship Program will not sponsor independent or academic research.

The Alfa Fellowship Program includes the following benefits:

  • Round-trip transportation to New York City or London and accommodation (if needed) for selection interviews
  • Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., including speakers, activities, travel, and accommodation
  • Program-related transportation between U.S./U.K./Germany and Russia
  • Pre-departure and Russia-based language training
  • Moscow Seminar Program, including briefings, assignment planning, and excursions
  • A generous monthly stipend during the program in Russia
  • All program-related travel within Russia
  • Accommodation in Moscow
  • Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance during the program in Russia

Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 program year is:

November 15, 2019

For details regarding the application process and to access the online application, please visit the How to Apply section.

Selection Interviews 2020:

Interviews for candidates based in the U.S. take place in late January in NYC, and interviews for candidates based in Europe take place in mid-February in London.

Please note: if selected to interview, you will be required to attend the interview in person on the day it is scheduled in order to be considered for the fellowship.

If you are offered and choose to accept the fellowship, the program begins in March. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/alfa-fellowship-program

 

International Development Volunteer Opportunities

NGOabroad is proud to be able to offer human rights placements to work on civic education, training people about their rights; electoral and democracy building; criminal justice and anti- corruption in areas such as:

AFRICA: Human Rights
MONGOLIA: Democracy Building, Policy Research & Anti-Corruption Mongolia a young democracy.
NEPAL: Conflict Transformation, Law
ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Peace building
MOROCCO: Sub-Sahara African Refugees
JORDAN: Women’s Rights & Women’s Political Participation
SRI LANKA: Pushing for Good Governance elections.

Please read NGOabroad website: http://ngoabroad.com/ and then briefly answer the questionnaire and send with your resume to:

info@NGOabroad.com

These are all volunteer opportunities. Seasoned professionals and students both needed. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • People are already beginning to apply to volunteer in June, July & August.
  • We send this first announcement in Oct or Nov for those that like to get a leap on their summer plans.
  • We will send a 2nd, sometimes slightly revised, announcement in Jan or Feb.
  • It is smart to finish application process by March so you have time to prepare to go to another country.
  • Our volunteer programs do not just run in June, July & August – that is simply when the most people can go.
  • Except primary & secondary schools that have school schedules to adhere to, most of our programs run year round.

Looking for an undergraduate placement?

Glaxo Smith Kline
Placement Year Opportunities for POLIR students

A placement with GSK will give you the practical experience to complement your studies and we are committed to supporting your personal and professional growth.

Communications and Government Affairs
– closing on 16th October 2019

Procurement (any degree)
– closing on 27th October 2019

Before you explore our opportunities, take a look at some key facts about GSK and doing a placement with us!

  • Our placements usually run for 12 months, plenty of time to gain lots of value skills!Whilst with us you’ll have the opportunity to take part in lots of volunteering, including raising money for our charity partners Save the children
  • Rated top pharma company in Rate my Placement employer table
  • We have over 300 placement students join us next year, so lots of new friends to make.
  • Five people who worked for the companies that now make up GSK have been awarded Nobel prizes.
  • We’ve topped the access to medicine index since it started!
  • We are working to control and/or eliminate diseases affecting the world’s most vulnerable people.

Sound interesting? We’d love for you to be part of our team and help us improve the lives of our patients and consumers.

Did you know you can apply for more than one placement with us! If you have a passion for more than one area, so long as you pass our online assessment once, you can then apply for any other roles that you are passionate about.

You should apply for one vacancy and complete the online test for that role.  Once the online test has been completed and passed, you may then start your application for another role. You cannot apply for additional opportunities unless you have passed the online test section of the process. Only one online test can be completed by a student for this year.

Please wait until you have completed the online test before starting another application.


Register now

Before applying for any of the placement opportunities, you will need to register your details to create an account. Please register now.

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To access your account dashboard, complete an application or view previous submitted applications, please click here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions in regards to the programme you can contact us by email at GSKplacements@srg.co.uk or via telephone on 01582 692 870 (our offices hours are Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.00pm).

Feedback

If you want to feedback anything about your experience in the recruitment process, please contact us on GSKfeedback@srg.co.uk. A member from the team will get back to you within 2 working days.