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Corporate Responsibility Undergraduate


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-- **Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2020/2021**

**Corporate Responsibility Undergraduate**

Colleague and Community Engagement Team

Corporate Affairs UK

**Department Overview**

Corporate Affairs is here to support our company's purpose - Breakthroughs that change patients' lives. We do this by nurturing national strategic relationships and creating advocates for Pfizer. Our job is to demonstrate the value of our medicines and company, positively influence the policy agenda and enhance our reputation. There are over 30 people in our group and they work across three teams:

+ **Healthcare policy and public affairs:** responsible for shaping Pfizer's policy agenda, managing relationships with government, NHS and policy stakeholders and strategically guiding the business.

+ **External communications** : responsible for how Pfizer UK is perceived by the outside world by developing and telling a compelling brand story and managing relationships with the media.

+ **Colleague and Community engagement:** responsible for building internal pride among our 2,500 UK colleagues and generating external trust through impactful corporate responsibility programmes.Although there are three distinct teams, we don't operate in isolation - we work together to deliver one shared plan. **What can I achieve and what will I be responsible for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?** A role in our team gives you the unique opportunity to gain experience of the specific skills and attributes that make an effective corporate affairs professional, while also learning about commercial business in major international company. Unlike other parts of the business, we work across every area of Pfizer. We therefore understand the goals and challenges for every health area we cover as well as the overall big picture for the UK business.Undergraduates in Corporate Affairs benefit from developing highly transferable skills that are the foundations for any professional career: navigating complex business challenges with multiple internal and external stakeholders; managing a diverse set of projects and tasks; developing excellent time management and communication skills and learning best-in-class stakeholder management.We work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and our roles mean we need to take both the external political and healthcare worlds into account as well as the internal company direction and developments. It is a fantastic way to learn how a large company seeks to invest in and get the best out of its people as well as finding out how we navigate the ever-changing political landscape, support the UK's health agenda and present our company to the outside world.As an undergraduate in the corporate responsibility team, this role is about helping Pfizer to act and be seen as a good corporate citizen. It is focused on supporting colleagues and our local communities and helping to promote health empowerment among the public and the benefits of science in schools.Key responsibilities include:

+ Helping to shape the delivery of Pfizer UK's corporate responsibility strategy

+ Taking responsibility for the smooth running of the volunteering and charitable giving programmes

+ Maintaining close working relationships with schools and other community stakeholders

+ Developing a programme to share our corporate responsibility strategy both inside and outside the company

+ Playing an active role on the UK Diversity and Inclusion Team

+ Measuring the impact of our programmes **What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?** Opportunity to work across multiple departments and liaise with other countries, running science events at schools and attending career fairs, working across all the Pfizer UK sites, on-the-job and external training, working with external agencies and partners, attending volunteering days. **When can I start?** Placements will start on 1st September 2020 and will run for 12 months. **PERSON SPECIFICATION** Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ' **Skills** ', ' **Knowledge** ' and ' **Motivation** ':

+ On target for at least 2:1 Degree Classification

+ Able to manage multiple deliverables, with a strong ability to plan and prioritise workload

+ Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills

+ IT literate and proficient in MS Office tools

+ Strong interpersonal skills and able thrive in a team environment where outcomes depend on the group

+ Able to take instructions and self-motivated to apply them within defined timeframes

+ Good attention to detail

+ Strong desire to be a continuous learner

**Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.**

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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