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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.

Your account

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.

 

 

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 Politics and International Relations 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 the relevant salary on the University pay spine for students interns) and will last until February 2020 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 Thursday 10th October 2019.

Interviews are to be held on the 16th October 2019 –  all applications will be acknowledged and feedback available.

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

Fast Stream Application Deadlines & Events

The Civil Service have announced their 2019/2020 application dates for the Fast Stream:

Open: 26th September at 12:00pm (noon)
Closes: 24th October at 12:00pm (noon)

Details are on their Facebook page here if you’d like more information about this.

Application details can be found here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/how-to-apply/

The Civil Service will also be on campus to talk to students at the Careers Fair during EMPFEST.

Further on campus events with the Fast Stream will be announced shortly.

Working in Government Insight Day on 13th November 2019

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) University Outreach Team cordially invites up to 10 students from your university to attend our ‘working in government’ insight day on 13th of November 2019, at 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

BEIS employs around 3,000 staff who work in our offices in London, Aberdeen and around the UK. BEIS is supported by over 40 agencies and public bodies including Companies House and the UK Space Agency. For more information about the department and the work we do, please click here.

Led by a budding group of young professional volunteers, the day will consist of six hours of ‘fun and interactive’ sessions leading students through what life is like as a Civil Servant in the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

There will also be time for networking with recent graduates working at the department.

To register, we simply ask for 100 words from interested students detailing why they would be interested in attending the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant. A member of your university’s careers service can also attend, if interested. We will be in touch with successful applicants in due course.

We can only accept up to 10 students from your university to allow a wide variety of students to attend from across different London universities. However, further events will be put on in the future over the course of the academic year.

While not a recruitment day, and led solely by volunteers, attendees will learn more about the Civil Service and methods of obtaining employment in departments such as BEIS.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR 100 WORD APPLICATION 

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Summer Internships 2020

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Summer Analyst Internship 2020, Human Capital Management

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with Goldman Sachs to offer disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for the Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Internship programme.

Start Date June 2020
Location London,UK
Duration 10 weeks
Who Students and graduates of any degree discipline
Salary Competitive
Deadline Midnight, Sunday 25th August 2019

About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world.

You’ll work alongside industry experts and strategic thinkers at all levels, gaining hands-on experience unlike anywhere else. All at a place where your ideas matter and your personal and professional growth are front of mind.

Come embrace the opportunity to move industries, make markets and empower communities.

About the Summer Analyst Internship Programme

This is a ten-week programme designed to fully immerse you in the day-today activities of one of Goldman Sachs’ divisions. The programme starts with a firmwide orientation where you’ll learn about their culture, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Goldman Sachs. You will also receive division-specific training designed to help you succeed in your division.

After training, you will receive real responsibilities to give you a sense of what you would be doing, day to day, as a full-time Goldman Sachs employee. Along with fellow interns, you will work alongside leaders within the industry. Successful Summer Analysts may be invited back to join the New Analyst programme in a full time position.

About the Human Capital Management Division

Human Capital Management (HCM) is responsible for attracting, developing and managing the firm’s biggest asset: their people. HCM is organized into the following teams;

Divisional Generalists/Client Service Teams

Human Capital Management teams work closely with divisional leadership to address on-going and strategic business issues. Each division within the firm has its own dedicated Human Capital Management Generalist team to address the needs of a particular client group.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations is a risk management function that works to uphold the firm’s business principles and policies, and safeguard the firm from legal or reputational risk relating to employment issues. The group provides strategic advice to managers and employees on a broad range of workplace issues.

Human Capital Management Finance

HCM Finance is responsible for HCM Business Planning, which requires working with Controllers, the Executive Office and the broader finance community to determine business planning requirements and then applying them to HCM.

Human Capital Management Technology Strategy and Services

HCM Technology Strategy and Services is responsible for driving HCM’s technology-related strategy and ensuring they are partnering with Goldman Sachs IT to implement leading edge technologies that optimize process efficiency. The team also works to provide best in class HR Service Delivery practices globally.

Human Capital Management Strategy and Management

The Human Capital Management Strategy and Management team focuses on a variety of strategic business and human capital related needs and facilitates global cooperation and coordination across the division.

Reward

By offering a highly competitive “total reward” package, the contributions of the Reward team are critical in attracting, motivating and retaining our people across the globe.

Benefits designs, implements, and manages competitive and leading edge benefit programs including, health and insurance offerings and retirement savings opportunities.

Compensation drives the development and implementation of our compensation philosophy, policies, and practices around the world.

Global Mobility Services designs and administers the firm’s expatriate and domestic and international relocation program; providing employee counseling and highly specialized tax and immigration support.

Wellness designs and manages services and programs to support the health, productivity and performance of our Employees, including: onsite medical, fitness and childcare facilities, health advocacy services and preventative health programs.

Talent

Global Leadership and Diversity

The Global Leadership and Diversity team serves as strategic advisors to achieve the firm’s objectives of promoting an inclusive work environment as well as attracting, retaining and promoting diverse talent from the communities and cultures in which they do business.

Talent Assessment Group

The Talent Assessment Group enhances the firm’s competitive advantage by partnering with senior leadership to develop talent, identify future leaders, measure employee engagement, facilitate their 360 performance reviews, and conduct research on key people issues.

Recruitment

Graduate Recruitment helps devise and execute the firm’s entry level recruiting strategy, including building and maintaining relationships, marketing the firm to selected universities, facilitating the candidate offer and on campus acceptance process, and executing summer internship programs.

Experienced Hire Recruitment partners with their internal clients to identify and attract experienced professionals to the firm, as well as managing opportunities for internal mobility.

Goldman Sachs University and Pine Street

The Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University (GSU) develop and execute solutions to address key organizational, cultural and people development issues that impact their businesses. Committed to helping their people develop personally and professionally, they offer a range of growth and development opportunities to all of their employees at every stage of their careers. GSU focuses on the development of analysts, associates and VPs while Pine Street focuses on the leadership development of managing directors and partners of the firm.

Talent Management Services

Talent Management Services creates operational efficiencies across the Talent Management functions by providing process, systems and project management expertise as well as reporting and financials.

Human Capital Management is at the forefront of change within the firm and they need people who want to help drive that change. They are looking for people with strong analytical and communication skills, enthusiasm, creativity and intellectual curiosity. Their team is comprised of individuals who understand people, process, technology and operations.

Their work is fast-paced and requires individuals to be proactive and have strong business acumen. HCM works across the organization and with a variety of important stakeholders. An interest in the firm’s different products and an understanding of the financial markets is strongly recommended.

As an intern you will be placed with one of the specialist HCM teams. Each team has an area of focus within the organization, from the ‘Generalists’ who work to address specific divisional needs, to the ‘Talent Assessment Team’ who coordinates the firm’s annual performance.

Regardless of your specialization, you will work with your team to solve real business problems with your internal clients.

During the internship programme you will receive both formal and informal training. You will develop analytical and broad human resources skills while also receiving more specific training suited to your HCM functional alignment.

Other Divisions

Goldman Sachs is offering Summer Analyst Internships across a variety of divisions. These are:

How to Apply

Candidates apply through EmployAbility but each applicant is assessed against Goldman Sachs’ core competencies and selected through the Goldman Sachs recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly into the appropriate Goldman Sachs Programme and participate in every aspect of it.

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship programme, please contact
Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Community Programme

The Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks Programme is a series of workshops focus on delivering practical advice and tips on preparing students with a disability for interviews both generally and more specifically within an Investment Bank. They are ideal for any disabled student/graduate that is considering applying to internships or Grad programmes this coming recruitment season.

The workshop has the extra bonus of involvement of staff from Goldmans who are there to give candid advice to the students about their experiences and knowledge. Each workshop has people from the firm who have varied experience – from recent graduate joiners to very experienced managers.

The workshops are held in London and are free to attend. More details can be found by clicking on the links provided below. Students need to fill out a brief application form – it is a very simple process.

The next workshop is on 31st July and there are still some spaces available, click on the links below for more information and to apply:

31st July info and application: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/goldman-sachs-employability-community-teamworks-programme-interview-skills-investment-banking/751/

August 14th info and application: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/goldman-sachs-employability-community-teamworks-programme-interview-skills-general/752/

September 11th info and application: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/goldman-sachs-employability-community-teamworks-programme-interview-skills-investment-banking/753/

Global Officer Leadership Development Programme

We are delighted to invite you to apply for this year’s Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme.  The programme is a co-curricular venture, designed to fit around your academic studies.  It provides a framework of activities for globally-minded undergraduate students at Kent to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness.

There are 5 components which can be completed throughout the academic year.  Benefits include:

  • Employability Points awarded per activity
  • Certificate of recognition and personal reference from the Dean for Internationalisation
  • Recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report
  • Practical event & project management experience
  • A chance for you to record your international skill development in the Kent Global Passport

For further details please see our website.

Deadline to apply is 30th September 2019.

Financial Times – Talent Challenge

Financial Times – Talent Challenge,
3-day Experience, October 2019

The Financial Times will invite 50 students / early career professionals to its London headquarters for a three-day event from 26-28 October 2019. Participants will work in teams to solve real business and strategic cases related to the digital and media world. They will work with FT mentors who will guide them and be on hand throughout the three days. The best part? Each team will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a unique audience of professionals and members of the FT management board.

The Talent Challenge will provide participants with the opportunity to network with current FT employees, as well as other attendees to create lasting professional connections. It will also enable you to gain first-hand experience within a leading media organisation and get a real understanding of what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Here is the Link to apply: https://ft.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FT_External_Careers/job/London-FT/FT-Talent-Challenge-2019_JR003426

Volunteer for the MENCAP Street Party

Volunteer for the East Kent Mencap Street Party – 2 August 2019

East Kent Mencap is a charity that supports adults and children with a learning disability to become more independent.

The charity has run a summer event every year since 2008, with the aim of showcasing the work that they do locally for people with learning disabilities, in order to raise both funds and awareness. There will be food and drink, lots of live music, information stalls and all sorts of fun activities.

Event: Street Party 2019

Location: Foresters Hall, Meeting Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9RT

Date: Friday 2nd August 2019

Timings: Open 10am-pm to the public. For volunteer timings & tasks list overleaf – there is some flexibility in timings and volunteers would be welcomed who can help out for 4 or more hours (to make it feasible to complete inductions, handovers etc while the event is underway).

Number of volunteers needed: 20

Risk assessments / public liability insurance in place: Yes

Refreshments: Drinks & sandwiches provided (please make us aware of any allergens)

Parking: There are several pay-and-display carparks within a 5-minute walk, and some on street parking available on surrounding roads. Volunteers/Public will only be able to access as far as the council carpark. Further down the road surrounding our building will be closed for our event.

Volunteering tasks at the Festival include:

Times Tasks to assist with:
8am-10am  

–     Construct Marquee for the rear car park

–     Construct gazebos on front driveway and garden area

–     Help set up DJ area if necessary

–     Put up bunting and other decorations

–     Put up signage

–     Set up tables and chairs for stall holders

–     Take time to learn about activities on offer to enable support to stallholders and festival attendees

–     Set up refreshments in kitchen area

–     Set up BBQ / seating & eating area in the garden. (BBQ under gazebo)

10am-4pm  

–     Offer and deliver refreshments to stall holders

–     Run/man welcome stall for visitors and ticket sales

–     Hand out programmes

–     Marshall / Steward the event – signpost people

–     Run stalls such as bric-a-brac and clothes sale

–     Help prepare and serve refreshments from the kitchen

–     Aid musicians with their transition in/out of building as well as on/off stage.

4pm-5.30pm  

–     Take down decorations (bunting, banners, signs)

–     Help clear away stalls, clearing table and chairs

–     Ensure indoor areas in use are how they were prior to event

–     Clear up litter at the end of the day

–     Help stall holders load vehicles

–     Help to ensure premises is left tidy.

Please get in touch to find out more about volunteering at the event: demi.price@eastkentmencap.co.uk