As part of the House of Commons’ efforts to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population, the House is offering an internship programme for recent graduates from BAME backgrounds. The aim of this 12-month programme is to provide work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the House of Commons’ graduate level workforce. The programme is advertised under section 158 of the Equality Act 2010
Closing Date 13th July
Telephone interviews: w/c 23rd and w/c 30th July
Panel Interviews at the House of Commons w/c 27th August and w/c 3rd September
Internships begin 1st November 2018
House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme: Three 12-month paid internships starting November 2018.
The Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to secure full-time graduate level positions in Parliament on completion of the Programme. You’ll be performing public administrative duties that require a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge and above all passion for public service and government.
While you may feel that you do not have direct experience of the types of work described in the job descriptions, your particular experiences may be highly relevant if they have given you the capacity to develop the required skills. If appointed, you will be supported in developing specific skills and knowledge that are required for these roles. You are not expected to know everything about the work of Parliament or know how to perform unfamiliar tasks without some training, support, and supervision in the early stages.
There are three, 12-month, paid internships on offer starting on 1 November 2018. Two will be based in the Chamber and Committees Team (CCT), supporting the work of Select Committee inquiries. These roles will require well-developed research and report writing skills as well as the ability to learn and adapt to procedures. The other role will be based in the Members’ Hub which supports MPs by providing corporate services (e.g. HR, facilities, transport, expenses etc). This role requires someone with an interest in public administration, HR, Change Management or Project Management.
Step is managing the application and initial selection process on behalf of the Authority. Interested candidates will need to register with Step and then apply to one of the internship roles being offered through the Programme.
Each role is very different and is looking for a different skillset. Your application will only be considered for either the Inquiry Manager OR the Hub Manager, not both. Please read the person specifications fully and ensure that your application addresses the skills required.
The closing date for applications is Friday 13 July 2018, although you should submit your application as early as possible.
Successful candidates will need to complete a comprehensive security check in order to gain full access to parliament.
Follow the links below for further details on each of the roles.
To register and complete your profile with Step click here
For further advice on how to apply for one of these positions please contact HofC@step.org.uk