Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Tattenhall


RSK Group Ltd, is one of the UK’s most successful independent environmental consultancies. The company has a wide portfolio of clients in a number of sectors including rail, transport, water and property. Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people.

Our Communications team has an exciting opportunity for a work placement student to join our Tattenhall office for 8-12 months, with an expected start date in June/July/August 2019. Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of projects predominately within the oil and gas, energy, property and rail sectors.

Communications Placement Student – Tattenhall, Cheshire

RSK Communication Services, an RSK company, is looking for a friendly, enthusiastic person to join our team of 20 writers and designers for a period of 8-12 months, with a start date in summer 2019. You would be coordinating projects, including responding to requests from our clients (mostly in the international energy sector) and writing marketing materials, often on technical subjects, for these external clients and internal RSK customers from a broad spectrum of businesses. You would also help to write and monitor news releases for our external clients.

We create corporate and business communications materials for energy, technology and environmental companies and for RSK businesses, including writing, editing and proofreading technical and marketing copy.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

Responding to and liaising with external and internal clients

Building good relationships with these clients to help maintain our workload

Coordinating projects

Assisting with case studies, news articles and brochures, often on technical subjects and from supplied notes or phone/Internet interviews

Ensuring that our rigorous editorial process is followed

Distributing news releases to magazines, etc.

Making follow-up calls to key editorial contacts in magazines, etc.

Monitoring media coverage of press releases using an online service, including regular reporting to clients.

The successful candidate will:

Be competent in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel)

Have good written skills and ability to produce professional quality texts

Be an enthusiastic team worker

Have a pro-active, positive attitude

Be flexible and adaptable

Have good time management skills, be attentive to detail and personable

Salary and Benefits

£16,500 annual salary (pro rata)

Opportunities to attend training events

Mentoring from experienced professionals

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying via the RSK careers page.

For more information, please contact Harriet Baker, HR Business Partner on 07725 790908 or email

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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