Policy, Enforcement & Research 2021
Ofcom is at the cutting edge of modern communications - from TV and radio to online streaming services, and from mobile networks to new wireless technologies. Our graduates play a key role in all of these areas. Join us, and you can get involved from the start.
On our graduate scheme, you will embark on a two-year series of intensive job placements, moving regularly between projects and departments to ensure that the knowledge and insight you are exposed to is as broad as possible. One week you might be devising new policy directives; the next, monitoring content standards. On successful completion of the two-year scheme you will make the transition into a permanent role in one of the business areas relevant to your chosen pathway.
It has never been a more exciting time to join Ofcom as the communications sector and regulatory environment evolves to tackle new online challenges.
The Policy, Enforcement & Research pathway is wide and varied, reflecting Ofcom’s work.
Policy development is a core profession running through the organisation and underpins all the work we do. You could be working to promote effective competition and informed choice in our Consumer team, helping to maintain and strengthen public service broadcasting in the Content Policy team, or ensuring best use of the UK’s spectrum resource as part of Spectrum Policy.
Ofcom’s enforcement teams are at the heart of ensuring consumers are treated fairly and audiences are protected. As part of the graduate programme you might be leading regulatory investigations in the Consumer Enforcement Team or protecting viewers and listeners from harmful content in our Standards & Audience Protection team.
Ofcom is a leader in world class research. In our market research and intelligence teams you could be publishing sectoral insights or leading consumer research projects to provide an evidence base for policy development.
Graduates at Ofcom have the opportunity to work across our full regulatory remit and immerse themselves in the fast-paced and evolving communications sector. As such, there is no ‘right’ degree to have studied. Strong academics coupled with a willingness to learn and enthusiasm are a must.
Being on Ofcom’s graduate scheme will enable you build on the communication experience and knowledge you already have, contributing to one of the UK's largest industries.
At Ofcom, we're looking for:
- Ambitious and passionate individuals who live by our values of: Excellence, Collaboration, Agility, and Empowerment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ofcom offers a number of benefits to employees including:
- Flexible benefits allowance
- Pension allowance
- 25 days holiday
- Day off for your birthday
- Private medical insurance
- Life assurance
- Annual health check
- Income protection insurance
The application process consists of four stages:
- Initial application
- Online testing
- Video interview
- Assessment Centre
For this role, you can be based in either the London, Cardiff or Edinburgh offices.
As a Disability Confident employer, applicants who self-identify as disabled or with a long-term condition and who meet the minimum criteria for the role will be invited for an interview.
Please email us here if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with any part of the recruitment process. These may include online tests, video interviews, short phone calls and an assessment centre.
For more information and guidance please visit: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/ask-for-adjustments-at-interview