Summer internship at GK

Having spent two weeks at GK last year, I returned to the office eager to build on the wealth of knowledge and experience I had gained previously. Whilst there were some unfamiliar faces upon arrival, as is the nature of this work I am told, I was given a brief reintroduction to the team and quickly settled back in, much to their credit. Summer 2018 vs 2019 Over the course of the first week, the stark difference from my time last year, in responsibility, autonomy and workload became...

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GK Strategy 14th Aug, 2019 Impact
internship
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The life of an Intern – Interning for a communications agency

Alfie Dewdney joined us for a short internship this summer. Here are his thoughts from working at GK. Day One First day nerves – there’s no avoiding them. Venturing out to spend a week in London as an Intern was always going to be daunting, but when combined with an abrupt 6am start and the challenge of manoeuvring trains and tubes, it’s natural to feel a little uneasy. Fortunately, on arrival at the office on Monday morning, any feelings of apprehension and worry soon left...

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GK Strategy 2nd Jul, 2019 Insight
Communications , GK culture
3 min read

Opportunities to Study in Europe

Enrolling yourself into a university can be an excellent investment in your future career. But where to go to university is an important question with lifelong implications. It is a difficult decision to make. Once you have chosen your course you need to find the right educational institution, and it could be further away than you first imagine – perhaps even abroad. More students are now studying abroad than ever...

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GK Strategy 29th Nov, 2018 Insight 2 min read

All Change Please

Train stations are no longer just places for passengers to pass through, buy tickets and rant at staff for delays that aren’t their fault. A number of pressures, including funding and housing, are driving the growth in mixed-use stations in the UK, with housing, shops, food and the railway on one plot of land. Despite the Prime Minister’s claims to the contrary, Britain remains in the grip of austerity, with recent...

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GK Strategy 19th Nov, 2018 Insight 2 min read

Being an Intern at GK Strategy

I knew my internship at GK Strategy would be a great experience as soon as I left my interview. It felt like I’d left a catch up with friends, rather than an interview at a leading public affairs consultancy. Of course, despite the friendly, positive atmosphere, it was by no means a soft-touch interview. It was going to be a great internship for someone, I just hoped that someone was me. Thankfully, recently graduated, I had found my first internship, minutes from Westminster, in a young,...

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GK Strategy 12th Nov, 2018 Insight 3 min read

Tracey Crouch resignation: What are the consequences?

Tracey Crouch has long been understood to be in favour of cutting the maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) from £100 to £2, even before this was made official government policy earlier this year. However, the delays to the crackdown announced in the Budget have prompted anger amongst anti-gambling campaigners and even triggered Crouch’s resignationfrom her post as a Sports Minister on...

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GK Strategy 5th Nov, 2018 Insight 3 min read

How far are we along the Road to Zero?

Like France, the Netherlands, Norway and many more countries, the UK has announced its commitment to end petrol car sales. As a part of its Modern Industrial Strategy, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, launched a white paper named ‘Road to Zero Strategy’ on July 9th 2018. This paper confirmed the government’s ambitious...

Dress for Success, GK Strategy’s charity partner

Giving back to the society in which we operate and supporting women climb the career ladder is a crucial part of GK’s culture. This is why we are proud to support Dress for Success London in its mission to empower women to achieve economic independence. Through this partnership, our consultants are mentoring, donating clothes and taking up other volunteer opportunities to help women successfully prepare for and succeed in interview processes. At GK, we are proud to have a charity partner...

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GK Strategy 28th Sep, 2018 Insight 3 min read