Guest Blog: Synergy Vision launches a new, in-house Development Programme for training of new staff.


Award-winning medical communications agency, Synergy Vision, is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new staff training programme that aims to give a group of new recruits a flying start in medical communications.

The Synergy Vision Development Programme is dedicated to supporting science graduates through intensive training and the opportunity to fulfil their ambition to begin a career within the medical communications industry. Important aspects of training include engaging discussions led by industry experts, and creative, interactive sessions with their highly experienced team, all with a strong emphasis on the company’s core team values: open, smart, fresh, and real.

The programme begins with four weeks of in-depth training encompassing everything related to the medical communications world, from account and events management, business development and medical writing. Candidates are then given the opportunity to rotate between departments so they can identify their strengths before settling in to their designated roles. The involvement of current staff is key in this process; their enthusiasm and passion for what they do at Synergy Vision is demonstrated in their innovative approach to the medical communications industry. The candidates will be documenting their progress via their own blog, and Synergy Vision looks forward to releasing future updates on their career development at 6- and 12-month periods.

The extensive training reflects Synergy Vision’s continuing commitment to investment in its staff (awarded silver in the Investors in People accreditation). The company believes that this intensive training and rotation will not only help to identify the key strengths of the new recruits so that they excel in their chosen positions from day one, but will also help them to seamlessly integrate into existing project teams, which will be of great benefit to our clients and contribute to overall company progress.

Synergy Vision has grown from strength to strength since its beginnings in 2007 by Ffyona Dawber, a pharmaceutical clinical development specialist, who recognised a gap in the market for an agency with a unique combination of pharma and agency experience that understands the challenges and needs of the client. Ffyona attributes the company’s success to the dedication of the staff: “We at Synergy Vision are all about the people we work with. We enjoy working in an environment that is fresh and open and we want staff to grow and develop with us. Investing in people is essential to the growth of any company, and we are excited to welcome in new skillsets to add to our highly-experienced team, to help us to continue to grow and deliver the difference.”


Police Now – New Graduate Scheme for the Police

The Police have designed a new graduate scheme called Police Now along the lines of Teach First. They are currently recruiting 50 graduates to work in the Met, with a view to expanding the intake outside London later on. Graduates can still apply for The Police via the usual entry route.

What is Police Now?

Police Now is a 2 years development/leadership programme for graduates, where the graduates taken on board will have the role of a Dedicated Ward Officer and will be THE go-to person for their own ward (ward = an area of London of about 22 streets).  At the end of the 2 years, the graduates will have the option to stay with the Police, or apply for jobs with the programme’s Platinum sponsors (e.g. PwC). This is why Police Now is very similar to Teach First and Front Line (for Social Work training).

What’s in it for grads?

  •   £29,000 per annum; free travel around London; 22 days of holiday
  •   Quick application process: 6 weeks from application to offer
  •   Responsibility from Day One
  •   They will be able to make a difference in people’s lives Continue Reading