Internal Communications Intern | UK Bank 

Job reference: SS2022LBGIC6

  • Start date: July 2022
  • Salary: London living wage 
  • Type of intern: School leavers, undergraduates and Graduates 
  • Duration of internship: 6 weeks 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid
  • Office location: London

Organisation Overview

We are the largest UK retail and commercial financial services provider, with 26 million customers and a leading digital presence.

Our purpose is Helping Britain Prosper. We do this by creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for people and businesses, shaping finance as a force for good.

For Group Corporate Affairs, our purpose is: Delivering the best in class communications. We provide the insight, counsel and challenge our leaders need to deliver the Group’s strategic objectives and deliver best-in-class communications to our internal and external audiences. 

What will you be working on throughout the internship? 

Internal Communications is responsible for all pan- Group communications to the Group audience (58,000) colleagues, so we have a massive opportunity to engage the hearts and minds of colleagues in our new Purpose, strategy and culture.

On the back of our new CEO joining the bank, we’re helping to shape the new culture of the business to become a purpose-led business. Part of the role of the Internal Communications team is to support the CEO’s communication plans – not just written, but through face to face and hybrid events. As we embark on the next phase of our next chapter, we’ll start to weave in the use of behaviour science into our communications and engagement – so being on the internal communications team will provide the perfect opportunity to the candidate to help us to deliver something truly transformational for the Group.  

The candidate will support across a variety of areas of the team so they’ll have the opportunity to experience and to help to shape the communications across the Group, how our CEO talks to colleagues and to create content – be it written, video or events which amplifies our refreshed values and illustrate the progress the Group is making towards becoming fully purpose-led.        

The value of working in the internal communications is the variety and breadth the role can provide – which will leave the candidate with the skills to further develop a career in communications.  

 Skills or experience we are looking for: 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Desirable skills or experience: 

A willingness to work as part of a team. We’re a team of 15, so working together is a key part of the role.  Also a learning mindset - the candidate will be given plenty of opportunity to shadow and to learn from others, while undertaking more formal training aligned to professional external networks.

Most importantly, someone who loves to have fun!     

What qualities are we looking for in an intern?

A curious mindset and a flair for communications.  Internal communications is all about making the connections for people so the candidate will need to be a people – person.

The candidate will have a thirst to try new things and won’t be afraid to challenge why we do things in a certain way and offer new ideas.   

Finally, someone who wants to come and make a difference. Our last intern enjoyed creating stories, presenting video news summaries and supported on some important strategic communications, so it would be wonderful to be able to offer this opportunity to another of the Taylor Bennet Foundation interns.     

NOTE: You must be a registered Summer Stars candidate to apply for this role.

If you are not a registered Summer Stars candidate but wish to apply for this role, please email [email protected] directly before submitting an application. You would also need to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK.   

Applications that are from a non Summer Stars registered candidate will not be accepted. 

How to apply 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter (no longer than 250 words) explaining your interest in the position, any relevant experience or transferable skills you may have that makes you suitable for the role. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please add your full name and the job reference in the subject line. Applications submitted without a full name and job reference will not be considered. 

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Roles will remain open until Friday, July 8th 2022 so please be sure to apply as early as possible as strong candidates will be selected and interviewed on a rolling basis. Once the position has been filled, the role will be closed. 

For candidates shortlisted for an interview and moved on to the next stage of the recruitment process, if available, further information will be provided about the internship opportunity and the name of the employer will be revealed so further research and preparation can be done.