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Undergraduate – Employee Communications

Apply for Scottish Enterprise's Undergraduate Summer Placement Scheme. This 12-week paid role is within our Employee Communication and Events team.

Job description

Job title: Undergraduate – Employee Communications
Team: Employee Communications and Events
Location: Any Scottish Enterprise Hub within Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (with home working options)
Salary: £24,575 pro rata (rising to £26,075 from 01.04.24)
Hours: 35
Status: Fixed term – 12 weeks
Closing date: 24 April 2024
Job ref no: R00504

Be part of building Scotland's future

What will you be doing this summer? How about getting paid to work on real projects on a scale you never thought possible before graduation? Join our Undergraduate Summer Placement Scheme, and expect interesting, vital and hands-on work with experienced people you can learn from.

You could be meeting with our clients – the companies innovating and scaling to improve Scotland economically. You’ll work with colleagues from across our extensive network. Crucially, you’ll get real-world experience to complement your studies. By the time you go back to uni, you’ll have played an important role in helping us secure a prosperous future for Scotland.

We are Scottish Enterprise – Scotland's national and international economic development agency. We work to transform the Scottish economy. What we do really matters: from helping to create high-value jobs and boosting productivity to growing Scotland’s wealth. It’s success you could soon be part of.

The opportunity

This is a unique chance to be part of a high-profile project within Scottish Enterprise’s Employee Communications and Events team. Hands on with everything from planning, communications and logistics to content development, you’ll help us do whatever it takes to make a series of all-staff company events a big success. Get set for a fast-paced environment with huge learning potential in this great opportunity to develop your event and project management skills. Prepare yourself for excitement, challenge – and fun!

The role

Your role within our Employee Communication and Events team will see you working with our events Project Manager and Head of Employee Communications. You’ll meet with people from across our business, support our internal communications activity, and get fully involved in the wider work of the team as you develop your writing and editing skills, and learning more about our business.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting all aspects of event delivery as you manage the overall plan
  • Generating ideas, co-ordinating suppliers and managing logistics
  • Involvement in video and image creation, as well as final production
  • Writing internal communications to excite and enthuse colleagues ahead of events

Who we're looking for

You’ll need bags of energy to hit the ground running. You also need to be sociable and confident – someone who’s always ready to roll up your sleeves and pitch in. It goes without saying that attention to detail and good organisational skills are a must, as are strong written and spoken skills. It’s just as important that you can manage your time efficiently, deliver when the heat is on, and do it all with a self-motivated, can-do attitude.

Life at Scottish Enterprise

As one of Scotland’s Top 10 Flexible Employers, we pride ourselves on empowering our colleagues to work when and where they prefer so that they deliver as best they can, in support of our corporate plan.  

Learn more about working with us 

How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please complete an application form by Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Interviews will be held on 7 and 8 May 2024.

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

Apply now to keep building your future with us

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process, but throughout your employment with us.

We have the following networks which are open to all colleagues to help drive inclusion: Disability Positive, Gender Balanced, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational and Pride (LGBTQ+).

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