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Business Development Intern - Home Based

Reference: FEB20212964
Expiry date: 12:01, 10 March 2021
Location: Seething
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive
Duration:6 Months Fixed Term Contract


For you, this opportunity will help you gain valuable experience and skills across a wide variety of Business Development projects, whilst being supported by Business Development colleagues and key stakeholders globally.

For us, this role will predominantly support the administrative aspects of our Strategic Business Development projects, Acquisitions and will contribute to many aspects of the divisional strategic agenda. You will be responsible for assisting the Senior Leadership Team to deliver a wide range of value-add projects as well as managing our transactional processes effectively.


Strategic Business Development Administration and Support

  • Support all aspects of BD administration in the team.
  • Support the SLT to deliver key projects and deadlines.
  • Track progress, deadlines, and priorities of all projects in line with our ambitious Business Development strategy.
  • Prepare Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents as well as policies and procedures
  • Help build and maintain our Strategic Business Development compliance and tracking documents.
  • Provide extra support to Business Development activities globally at peaks times.

 Develop and Maintain Business Development Compliance Knowledge 

  • Begin to develop a current knowledge of compliance and good practice.
  • Keep up to date with new developments in the market using our various tools and resources as well as seeking colleague coaching and support.

 Pursue an attitude of Learning and Development 

  • Attends seminars and meetings relative to the BD profession and our key market sectors.
  • Cultivate interpersonal skills
  • Develop negotiating and public speaking skills
  • Foster time management skills

 Teamwork Work

  • Proactively work with other team members across our own function and others
  • Priorities activities for the best interest of the team when working on joint projects.
  • Handle any requests and deliver quality solutions if able, or escalate the request to a more senior team member when required
  • Openly share new ideas and information with other team members
  • Keep other team members informed to avoid surprises and disappointed clients


  • Demonstrate our 4 key valued behaviours: pioneering spirit, integrity, energy and resilience
  • A genuine interest in project management
  • Able to build influential relationships quickly
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Proactive approach to work and people
  • Problem solver


  • A relevant degree /professional qualification
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of commercially sensitive documents and other information
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Project management abilities
  • A genuine interest in Business Development
  • A commitment to the aims and values of Alert
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and e-mail

This is a 6 month intern position which can be based anywhere in the UK, it is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate that has had their employment affected by COVID19. 

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.