Strategic Communications Intern | UK Bank (Group Executive Functions Business Partner team)

Job reference: SS2022LBGGEF6

  • 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? 

  • Work with the Group Executive Functions Business Partner team to build the strategic, Group-wide communications as we start moving to the platform operating model plan.
  • Support the development and tactical delivery of a Group-wide comms plan as we transition to a new way of working and deliver change across the organisation.
  • The role will have a focus on developing content for internal communications, but they will have exposure to a range of internal and external comms activity and channels during their internship.
  • We are looking to generate creative ideas to build engagement and energy with colleagues as we move to this new way of working. There will also be an opportunity to work on leadership engagement activity.
  • The Summer Star would be joining the team at a key moment, as we change the way we’re organised to help us deliver on our strategy to become a more innovative and faster paced organisation.
  • The Summer Star would have exposure to a range of colleagues within their direct team and have the opportunity to learn from different skills sets and areas of expertise - from future of work to environmental sustainability.

 Skills or experience we are looking for: 

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with direct team and colleagues across GCA
  • A creative thinker, who can help us generate fresh and different ideas
  • Ideally they would be a strong writer, with some understanding of key internal comms principles

Desirable skills or experience: 

  • Some knowledge of internal communications would be ideal
  • Some knowledge of and a sensitivity to the comms challenges of changing ways of working in a big organisation

What qualities are we looking for in an intern?

  • Show a real passion and interest in communications
  • A proactive and can-do approach and willingness to support team members
  • Be able to come up with and share innovative, creative comms ideas

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. 

Job Reference Number: SS2022LBGGEF6

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.