2020 Digital Communications Industrial Placement

GSK · Competitive · Greater London
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Location: GSK House, Brentford, London 


Detailed description and scope of the role:

A placement in the global digital team within GSK’s corporate communications and governments affairs department is an exciting role in which you will help to manage GSK’s global brand image and reputation through its corporate digital platforms. The team is responsible for the GSK.com global corporate web estate and social channels Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

You will work with the team to manage the channels, in the most part our global website, GSK.com and produce engaging and inspiring content with clear and consistent messaging to support the communications requirements across the business.  You will be in contact with people in the UK and across the world, constantly developing your interpersonal skills as well your organisational and problem-solving abilities.

You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from channel and content experts across the business as well as external digital agency partners, while establishing a network of contacts. You will become proficient in web editing, web quality management tools, Google Analytics and running a community on Workplace.


Key responsibilities:

  • GSK.com web editor:
    • Manage and execute content updates 
    • Assist in planning, maintenance and development of global GSK.com and local market sites
    • Support digital quality management and accessibility across the web estate
  • Provide consultancy on a range of external digital communications activities
  • Multimedia creation and editing (including video, images, infographics)
  • Build network and optimise communications with local market website owners/editors


Specialised knowledge:

  • Familiarity with web-based software– e.g. Umbraco or other content management systems; Google Analytics
  • Design skills are desirable – e.g.  familiarity with Photoshop and ability to guide design-related decisions


Basic skills:

  • Keen interest in digital communications, analytics and tech
  • Must be able to work independently
  • High attention to detail
  • Good inter-personal / team working skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Flexible thinker
  • Good networking skills


Additional details: PLEASE NOTE: The assessment centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in Mid-February 2020.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 5 January 2020

If you have what we’re looking for apply today!

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date. 

We will close for applications when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2020

  1. Eligibility form
  2. Online assessment
  3. Application form
  4. Assessment centre

Eligibility Criteria

  • We accept applications from candidates studying any degree with a keen interest in digital communications and content/marketing/media/design
  • You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement

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Deadline: 5 January 2020
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