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GCS Apprenticeship and Internship 2020

GCS are now accepting applications from departments, agencies and ALBs to host a GCS intern or apprenticeship for the programmes starting in 2020.

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Internship scheme

The award winning GCS internship scheme is a UK wide paid internship, aimed at students from diverse backgrounds at university level or completing a degree equivalent qualification. Lasting 6-12 weeks over the summer period, interns are paid by the host department and contracts allow for extensions to the initial placement.

Previous interns have been engaged in a variety of exciting roles including internal and external communications, supporting domestic and international campaigns, supporting visits and events, digital content creation and working in press offices. Many have gone on to have careers in the GCS, with 36% of 2019 graduate interns securing communication roles.

Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications explains the benefit of hosting an intern:

“I’m really proud of our GCS interns. We have had talented individuals working across the GCS this summer bringing fresh ideas, enthusiasm and hard work to their projects. I look forward to seeing more great work from them in the future.”

All departments, agencies and ALBs can submit a request to host a GCS intern. This should be coordinated between Development Advisers and HR teams for each organisation.

Request a form by emailing: gcs-apprenticeship@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Please note: If you are or know anybody interested in applying for the GCS internship programme, applications open 25 November. Keep your eye on the GCS website for updates.

Apprenticeship scheme

Our award winning apprenticeship scheme offers GCS apprentices the chance to combine full time work with training, apprentices work towards completing the level 4 PR and Communications standard.

Previous apprentices have been engaged in a variety of exciting roles including internal and external communications, supporting domestic and international campaigns, visits and events, digital content creation and working in busy press offices. In 2019, this invaluable experience contributed to 83% of cohort 2 apprentices securing a full time communication role within GCS, on completion of their apprenticeship.

Benefits of hosting an apprentice:

  • An excellent opportunity to help kickstart someone’s career as a government communications professional, and support them to gain a recognised communications qualification;
  • Welcome an enthusiastic addition to your communications team, GCS apprentices make a real contribution from day one and can bring fresh insight and perspective to your team;
  • GCS apprentices contribute towards the overall departmental apprenticeship targets

All UK Government departments, agencies and ALBs can submit a request to host an apprentice. Requests be coordinated between the Development Advisers and HR teams for your organisation.

Request a form by emailing: gcs-apprenticeship@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Please note: If you are or know of anybody who may be interested in applying for the GCS apprenticeship programme, applications will open for the scheme in the New Year. Keep your eye on the GCS website for updates.

 

Channel website: https://gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/

Original article link: https://gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/news/gcs-apprenticeship-and-internship-2020/

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