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Internal Communications Internship London 2024

Our graduates can expect an incredible amount of support, development, and responsibility.

From day one you’ll have a graduate buddy, exposure to senior leaders, access to a mentor programme, internal and external learning, involvement in really interesting project work…the list goes on. You won’t be on your own – you’ll be one of over 30 graduates joining the business in 2024, so you’ll have a huge amount of peer support and collaboration. And your development doesn’t just stop at the end of the scheme – we’re big on internal mobility so there’ll be plenty of opportunity to continue your progression within the business.

About the role

Are you someone who loves writing content, producing videos, and using digital channels? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We're looking for a marketing, communication, or digital university student to join our Communications team.

Working primarily in the Internal Communications team you’ll be helping to advise, inform and engage our 3,500 colleagues across the globe. In this role, you’ll gain practical, hands-on experience that will truly enhance your skillset, including:

  • Content creation – writing engaging news stories, copy for campaigns and emails, creating videos and online content, this role will get your creative juices flowing
  • Journalism – helping to report on what’s happening across Drax, sometimes in person as our roving reporter, you’ll learn the art of writing to inform, and how to turn corporate speak into engaging content
  • Stakeholder management – dealing with colleagues at all levels, as well as liaising with design agencies, stakeholder management skills will equip you for your future career
  • Campaigns and project management – helping develop overarching campaigns to keep our colleagues informed, and managing them end-to-end.

We're all about innovation and fresh perspectives, so if you have any new ideas, we'll be more than thrilled to hear them! So, if you're ready to jump into the world of engaging communications and make a real impact, we can't wait to hear from you.

About you

To be successful in this role you’ll have an inquisitive nature, alongside drive and determination to succeed. You’ll have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and you’ll be a team player who’s able to build effective relationships. You’ll also be conscientious with an eye for detail and able to work under pressure and effectively manage priorities.

If that’s you, and most importantly if you’ve had a really good think about how we align to your values and career objectives and you want to join us, then please apply. We’re a people led business, so if talking through your application works best for you, please contact

About Drax

Drax is at the forefront of renewable energy – we’re the UK’s largest single site renewable energy generator and are working exceptionally hard to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future which is changing the way energy is generated, supplied, and used.

Our world-leading ambitions are to be a global leader in carbon removals, to be a global leader in sustainable biomass pellets, to be a UK leader in dispatchable, renewable power, and ultimately be carbon negative by 2030. No small task!

We operate globally – we have four power generation sites in the UK, 18 manufacturing facilities across the US and Canada, and supply sustainable biomass to customers across Europe and Asia. We’re also one of the UK’s largest suppliers of renewable energy to businesses.

We’re big on providing opportunities for growth – which is why we heavily invest in early careers. From work experience programmes to graduate schemes, developing future talent is hugely important to us. Our graduate opportunities will give you exposure to key areas of our business, developing your understanding of not only your specialist area, but of the wider renewable energy sector and its drive to tackle climate change head on.

About our recruitment process

We pride ourselves on creating a great experience for anyone who applies to join Drax, so you can expect clear and timely communication throughout.

You’ll start with sending us your application, which we’ll read and review with interest, and if we’ve got any questions we’ll be in touch. Then it’s some online reasoning tests – we appreciate they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they help us determine if you’ll be able to deliver in our graduate roles. Your main activity will be an assessment centre where not only will we get to see you in action over a number of exercises, but you’ll also get chance to meet some our current graduates, managers, and leaders, and get a real sense of our culture and environment.

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