Design & Content Industrial Placement 2021 at Met Office

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
28th February 2021
South West
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Design Graphic Design

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Design & Content Industrial Placement 2021

Our Industrial Placement scheme offers ambitious, capable undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside experts in their field.

Why should I choose the Met Office:

As an Industrial Placement at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,900 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2021 - July 2022) working as part of our busy in-house Design Studio.

You will be working within the Content Team in the creation of graphics and animations for our public channels(Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter etc.) as well as supporting the wider team on a range of outputs including weather graphics.  Working on projects with others, as well as individually at times, you’ll be involved in idea generation, storyboarding and art working – taking projects from concept to completion. 

The ideal candidate will be an all-round content producer who is as social media obsessed as we are with a strong understanding of channels,formats and trends, with an eye on the future of social communication. From designing short animations for Twitter through to filming, editing and subtitling social-ready videos for Facebook, this role is hands-on and fast paced and within a team that values ideas.

You'll be helping to digest and communicate often very complex weather and climate information in an engaging way and to a broad audience. We will work closely with you to help develop your communication and time management skills as well as hone your design and animation expertise to help enhance your portfolio.

This is a real chance to get up-to-speed with the skills required for a fast-paced design environment,putting your learning into practice to create graphics for a world-leading brand. Previous interns and placements have gone on to gain work experience and roles at some of the top design agencies in the UK and abroad.

Tell me a little more about what you do….:

Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, we work together to question the ordinary every day because we believe in the best. Working with global partners, we’ve an incredibly varied workload. Right across the world, every single day, people make decisions based on the weather. The Met Office provides weather and climate forecasts to help with those decisions so people can stay safe and thrive. This placement role is to help the office communicate that in an understandable and engaging way.

Can I apply?:

To become a Design and Content Industrial Placement at the Met Office you will need to be someone who: 

  • Is studying for an undergraduate design-related degree which MUST incorporate a placement year (i.e. sandwich course).
  • Has experience using Adobe Creative Suite, with an interest in animation
  • Can demonstrate experience of designing for (and using!) social media
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and creative flair
  • Understands branding
  • Can evidence a strong portfolio of multi-channel work

How do I apply?:

If you think this role sounds perfect for you and you meet the above requirements, then please follow these two simple steps…

  • Click on the link above to submit your application via our website
  • Fill out the online application and give as much evidence as possible against the skills required

When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?:

We will be accepting applications until 28th February 2021. During this time, we may get in touch if you are unfortunately not eligible or we have spotted something missing from your application. Otherwise, you can expect to hear from us before the 19th March once the hiring manager has reviewed all the applications received. We often receive a high number of applications so it can take a little while to look at each one but we always let people know the outcome.

The next stage is an interview (likely to be via Skype at the end of  March/early April) and that’s it! Good luck!

Additional Information:

This placement is normally based in Exeter as you may be required for onsite meetings however there is likely to be a flexible remote working aspect involved.

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.

Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike. Consequently, the Met Office is committed to working towards being a more diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing and utilising visible and invisible individual differences. This includes continually striving to create a positive and open environment in which to work, along with ensuring that there are no barriers implicit in our policies or procedures preventing people from performing to the best of their ability. We are a “Disability Confident” employer, Mindful Employer, and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We are proud to have a variety of staff-led networks who constantly work with us to enable everyone to fulfil their full potential. We are taking measures throughout our Recruitment process to tackle unconscious bias, and we apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness and open competition.