Date Added: 15 February 2020
: 2 April 2020
Job Title: Speaker's Parliamentary Scheme 2020
Working For: House of Commons, a client of Step
Salary: London Living Wage (£10.75 per hour)
The Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme is the House of Commons’ highest profile social mobility scheme, offering a 9-month paid internship working in the office of a Member of Parliament as a Parliamentary Assistant. The Scheme aimed is at talented individuals who are underrepresented in the Parliament, who have the skills, passion and potential to work in Parliament but who do not have access to the traditional routes in.
Successful candidates work in their Member’s Westminster office from Monday to Friday and spend at least one Friday in the month in the MP’s constituency office. Throughout their 9 months participants attend masterclasses, visits external workplaces and are given a career mentor to support them with finding employment upon completing the scheme. Masterclasses cover topics relevant to working in an MPs office; written communications, presentation skills, social media and media handling, and personal branding. Workplace visits, which are designed to broaden horizons and build professional networks have included Welsh Parliament, Tideway London, AXA, Portland Communications, and Mercedes Benz.
The Scheme opens in October 2020 and runs for 9 months. There are now 13 placements available with Members of Parliament from political parties across the spectrum.
Closing Date: 2 April 2020
Step telephone interviews - weeks of 13th and 20th of April 2020
Face to face interviews - weeks of 18th and 25th of May 2020
MP interviews - weeks of 15th and 22nd of June 2020
Start date - 5th of October 2020
Apply online: https://www.step.org.uk/clients/spps/