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Sarah Hartwell-Naguib, Clerk for House of Commons International Development Committee & Fast Stream Talent Manager

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House of Commons

SEO London is proud to be working in partnership with the House of Commons to launch their first ever Graduate Development Programme.  For the first time this Autumn, in addition to the entry-route through the Civil Service Fast Stream, the House of Commons is recruiting graduates directly for their September 2017 entrance.

The 4-year Graduate Development programme in Parliament offers you the chance to be part of a dynamic and evolving institution at the heart of UK democracy, able to witness at first hand the democratic processes and political events that shape the nation. You will work directly with MPs or Peers and with senior staff, and have the chance to be involved in everything from researching and writing briefs for influential select committees to supporting work in the Chamber of the House of Commons – for example, advising on amendments to legislation or Questions tabled on Government policy.

You will develop skills in a wide variety of areas, likely to include:

1
Select Committees

Managing committee inquiries, including: providing oral and written briefing material for committee members, liaising with and briefing committee witnesses, accompanying committees on visits and drafting committee reports.

2
Outreach and Engagement

Working to improve public engagement with an understanding of Parliament.

3
The Strategic Estates Team

Working as part of the Restoration and Renewal Programme Team to help plan for the refurbishment and renovation of Parliament’s buildings.

4
Corporate Services

Supporting the Finance, Audit and HR functions of the organisation.

5
The House of Commons Library

Provide research services and briefings to MPs and staff.

Support for Final Year Students and Graduates

The House of Commons Graduate Development Programme is an opportunity for final year undergraduates or graduates to launch a career in Parliament. Successful completion of the Programme is designed to equip you for promotion to A2 grade (Senior Clerk).

To apply for the programme you will need to complete a written application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to undertake assessments (written and oral) and if successful will be invited to a final interview in February/March 2017.

As an SEO candidate you can participate in an exclusive House of Commons event in November and may receive a House of Commons mentor. We will provide you with comprehensive training and support to equip you for every step of the assessment process.

Contact us at: civilservice@seo-london.org