Placement Opportunities for

Students

Lilly provides a range of one-year student placements designed to complement your academic studies and offers a range of technical, business and scientific roles.

Our placements are designed to expand your skillset by giving you real responsibility in a professional environment.  With relevant training, helpful feedback and a strong network supporting you throughout the year, you’ll be making a difference in a constantly evolving industry.

Benefits

Competetive Salary
Competitive Salary
Laptop/iPad
Laptop / iPad
Training
Training
Flexible Hours
Flexible Hours
Selected Discounts
Selected Discounts
Excellent Social Events
Excellent Social Events
25 Days Holiday
25 Days Holiday
Free Gym
Free Gym

Application Process

There are several stages of the application process. Firstly, your CV must be submitted by the set deadline for your chosen placement. From here the process can take one of two paths.

Depending on your placement choice an initial interview will take place at your university or you will be invited to a preliminary assessment centre. If you are successful here, you may have a final interview that will take place at either of our sites, Erl Wood or Lilly House.

Student Roles

Lilly employs students in a broad range of roles, including IT, Marketing, Market Research and Corporate Affairs. A placement year at Lilly offers the opportunity to apply technical, marketing or business theory in a multi-national company whose goal is to help make life better for people around the world.

IT Business Analyst Business analysts engage closely with business partners to understand their aims and needs, suggest how technology can be used to improve the way they work and co-ordinate delivery of these solutions.

IT Developer Developers are self-starters with a desire to experiment with new technologies and provide the technical expertise and leadership to turn ideas and concepts into a design solution.

IT Systems Analyst Systems analysts combine an understanding of specific systems / technologies with an ability to successfully oversee its implementation or changes to them.

Market Research The Market Research team deliver customer input and insights into the design and implementation of brand strategies. Key responsibilities in this role include attending live market research projects, supporting the project management of market research studies and working effectively with people from other functions and outside agencies in implementing plans.

Brand Associate Marketing In this role students work to design and implement the marketing strategies for a specific drug brand. Students will develop a strong understanding of their brand and its disease area and be exposed to project management, working with agencies and leading on core brand projects to ensure success.

Market Access The market access team is responsible for ensuring healthcare professionals are able to prescribe our medicines. Students will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the UK healthcare system and HTA bodies such as NICE while also working to coordinate and contribute to the creation and approval of documentation used by the Lilly field team. This role requires collaboration over numerous brands and a cross-functional nature of work.

Public Affairs The Public Affairs associate will help maintain crucial relationships with the media, parliamentarians, public officials and community stakeholders. The role includes handling media enquiries, drafting political correspondence and assisting in the development of corporate responsibility and advocacy strategies; offering the opportunity to apply political and communications theory at a multinational company.