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Student Placement - IT Project Delivery


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Job Description

Who we are…?

For more than a century, our organisation has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our organisation continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

MSD: Our history

For over 130 years, our company has been guided by the conviction that great medicines change the world.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the fourth year running.

Job Description:

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organisation. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organisational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

Working in a professional and friendly environment, will provide you the opportunity to gain practical experience in an IT Project Delivery role and will help build a strong foundation for success in your future. Throughout your twelve-month placement at our company, you will be provided with the opportunity to support, develop and improve our IT systems and processes as well as be provided opportunities to travel to other sites. You will be part of a friendly, energetic, highly motivated and collaborative team working on Projects using leading edge IT technologies.


Implementation of new IT systems in-line with business needs:

  • Development of new business systems to meet business specifications, project timescales and users’ expectations
  • Provide technical expertise to implement and integrate new and existing systems and technologies
  • Opportunity to manage and deliver your own projects with guidance from your mentor

Maintenance and development of existing IT system:

  • Participate in change management processes working with key stakeholders to deliver continuous improvement
  • Development and delivery of training packages to business users
  • Opportunity to work in an agile environment to deliver business demands and drive business value
  • Delivering projects throughout different phases of the system development lifecycle

Maintain compliance to our Company’s Corporate and Regulatory guidelines for IT systems:

  • Ensuring all necessary training is completed and documented successfully
  • Application of our Company’s specific System Development Life Cycle to systems
  • Production of accompanying documentation for the implementation of new systems
  • Adherence to our Company’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in everything you do

Technical Specifications

  • You will be looking to complete a 12-month placement in your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your course at the end of the placement
  • Studying towards an IT related degree (or equivalent qualification)

Qualities we look for

  • Operates with a high level of integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Comprehends and aligns with our organisation’s core values
  • Aligns and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusivity
  • Demonstrates initiative, proactivity and academic curiosity
  • Encourages and boosts their colleagues through teamwork
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and improve their performance through feedback


  • Visits to our sites across the UK
  • Networking lunches with both the Leadership Team and employees across our organisation.
  • Volunteering opportunities within the local community
  • Social activities with fellow students
  • Training on employability skills, such as interview techniques, effective presentations and CV support

Deadline for applications

We assess applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. This role will be removed once this position has been filled.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Milton Keynes
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Systems

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