Business Analyst

Business Analysts bridge the gap between IT and the business.

Systems Analyst

Systems analysts act as a more technical point of contact for customers.

Developer

A Developer designs and implements software for both internal and external use.

Student Program Overview

We are immensely proud that our UK IT Student Programme has been running for over 35 years, where we are focused on developing talent and creating leaders of the future.

Lilly offers a range of one-year student placements, in both Lilly and Elanco Animal Health, that are designed to complement your academic studies including a range of business, technical and developer roles.

We offer placements in 3 UK locations:

  • • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • • Erl Wood, Surrey
  • • Speke, Liverpool

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

"I challenge you to champion new ideas, helping Lilly to deliver innovative technology, to capitalise on our strong pipeline, accelerate drug discovery and enable new business opportunities." - Mike Meadows (Chief Technology Officer, Eli Lilly)

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Systems Analyst

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

Activities are likely to include:

  • • Work on projects that are critical to Lilly’s success in the future
  • • Combine an understanding of specific systems / technologies with an ability to successfully oversee its implementation
  • • Challenge requirements, assess technical feasibility of implementation and prepare speci cations for the technical experts
  • • Define test strategies and manage deployment
  • • Act as a key customer contact for problem resolution and change implementation
  • • Support and manage critical business applications and tools
  • • Provide technical and analytical input into projects, problems and investigations throughout the development lifecycle
  • • Ensure documented processes and procedures are in place for all activities to ensure that an environment of quality is maintained.

YOU HAVE

  • • A technology or business background
  • • A thorough understanding of technical concepts and methodologies
  • • A technical approach to problem solving
  • • The ability to understand the functions of systems and their usage within the business
  • • Knowledge of analysis techniques used in requirements gathering
  • • Evidence of strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and prioritise
  • • Confidence and willingness to take on new challenges, ask questions, and manage multiple projects.

YOU MIGHT HAVE

  • • Interest / knowledge in a variety of technical environments (e.g. Web apps, Databases, SharePoint, Salesforce.com, Oracle, SAP etc.)
  • • An awareness and interest in the real world application of IT in the business environment.
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Business Analyst

Business Analysts engage closely with end users 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

Activities are likely to include:

  • • Work on projects that can directly or indirectly impact Health Care Professionals and patients
  • • 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
  • • Be exposed to requirements gathering and project management
  • • Analyse, design, test and implement business solutions
  • • Co-ordinate those involved in the delivery of solutions
  • • Liaise with expert IT groups and external service providers to deliver with quality, speed and value
  • • Ensure documented processes and procedures are in place for all activities to ensure that an environment of quality is maintained.

This role suits students who study IT and Business subjects.

YOU HAVE:

  • • A technology or business background
  • • The ability to present IT concepts in non-technical terminology
  • • The ability to understand the functions of systems and their usage within the business
  • • Knowledge of analysis techniques used in requirements gathering
  • • The ability to interact and collaborate well with people from different business functions
  • • Evidence of strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and prioritise
  • • Confidence and willingness to take on new challenges, ask questions, and manage multiple projects.
YOU MIGHT HAVE:
  • • An awareness and interest in the real world application of IT in the business environment
  • • Familiarity with the healthcare industry.
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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.

Activities are likely to include:

  • • Work on projects that involve building solutions that can transform many areas of the business, from local to enterprise wide initiatives
  • • Provide the technical expertise and leadership to turn ideas and concepts into a design solution
  • • Understand and challenge business goals and user stories, following a SCRUM Agile approach to rapidly develop proof of concepts
  • • Build solutions following a Minimum Viable Product approach
  • • Define and execute test strategies through the release cycle
  • • Establish a detailed programme speci cation through discussion with analysts
  • • Support and manage critical business applications and tools
  • • Translate specifications into programming languages with business application
  • •Ensure documented processes and procedures are in place for all activities to ensure that an environment of quality is maintained.

YOU HAVE

  • • A computer science or software engineering related background
  • • Thorough understanding of developer frameworks and methodologies
  • • Technical approach to problem solving
  • • A self-starter attitude with a desire to experiment with new technologies, deliver business value and drive new opportunities through technology.
YOU MIGHT HAVE
  • • Interest / knowledge in a variety of development frameworks and languages (e.g. Java, Salesforce.com, Heroku, React, Node JS)
  • • Knowledge of architecture and technology principles (e.g. Open Standards, API, UX design, MVC).
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Benefits

Competetive Salary
Competitive Salary
Laptop/iPad
Laptop / iPad
Training
Training
Flexible Hours
Flexible Hours
Selected Discounts
Selected Discounts
 Social Events
Excellent Social Events
25 Days Holiday
25 Days Holiday
25 Days Holiday
Free Gym
Selected Discounts
Potential Graduate Job
Selected Discounts
Casual Friday
Selected Discounts
Free Minibus Service
Selected Discounts
Canteen

Student Experience

Abby - Business Analyst

Elanco IT

"I have been really impressed with the whole Lilly process, they really cater well to their students’ needs and provide a stable, supportive working environment for students to develop their careers and strive to be the best that they can be. I'm confident that the skills I have learnt at Lilly will set me up for future success in my future career."

Hear from Abby in the video below

Will - Systems Analyst

Global Services IT

"Lilly have a fantastic ability to develop you as an individual and to give you the opportunities needed to take real responsibility within the organisation. Throughout my time at Lilly I have had the chance to work on numerous projects, which have tested my technical abilities but also the opportunity to present back to the business using my core skills."

Hear from Will in the video below

Jules - Developer

Emerging Technology

"I have been given the opportunity to explore personal areas of interest including Virtual Reality, whilst learning the vital soft skills and technical skills required to succeed as a software developer. During my time at Lilly, I’ve been heavily involved building internal and external apps on multiple platforms.

Hear from Jules, Wilson and Ben in the video below.

Application Process

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1. University Presentation

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Lilly present at each of our partner universities between Sep-Oct. Check in with your placement office to find the exact date for your university.

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2. Application Deadline

Varies by University

The application deadline varies per university. Check in with your placement office to find the application deadline for your university.

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3. 1st Interview

November 2017

The 1st interview will take place at your university during November 2016. The exact dates for this will be shared once we’ve received all applications.

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4. 2nd Interview

7th - 8th December 2017

The 2nd Interview is the final stage. This interview takes place at Lilly in our Erl Wood site in Surrey.

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5. Offer

Early December 2017

The results of the 2nd interview will be shared with you very quickly. You could have a placement secured before Christmas!

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6. Familiarisation Day

April 2018

If successful, you will be invited to the Familiarisation Day around April-May. This is a one day event where we invite all new students onsite to learn more, meet other students and meet your new team!

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7. Start

July 2018

Student Placements usually start the first week of July #Exciting

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Welcome to the Hackathon

Your Career Begins Today!
Get a job you can hack!

Exciting challenges create career opportunities for forward-thinking, highly motivated, and talented individuals who share a passion for technology, and a desire to learn.

IT Placements at Lilly offer opportunities for smart, proactive individuals to work on emerging technology, and deliver real value to our business. Register for the hackathon to apply for one of four Developer roles starting in July 2018!

So if you are inspired to become part of the technology and healthcare revolution, where creativity and innovation is rewarded, I invite you to apply for an industrial placement at Lilly or to take part in the hackathon.

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1. University Presentation

September - October 2017

Lilly present at each of our partner universities between Sep-Oct. Check in with your placement office to find the exact date for your university.

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2. Registration

Now - go ahead and sign up!

Registration could not be simpler. Complete the simple online registration to submit your full name, email address, university and your idea name.

You can enter as a pair, or individual, so if you are not comfortable working on your own why not partner with a team mate to share the workload and learning experience!?

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3. Learn

Friday 3rd November 2017

You do not need to be a coding wizard to take part, and you do not need any prior experience with Salesforce.com or with Heroku! We have provided some simple information to enable you to get going, and we will also provide you with a fantastic learning environment by which you can self-study, as well as a chance to hear from last year’s student developers that won the hackathon in an interactive online webinar to provide more information to help you prepare to compete! We will also share how you can apply skills you already have, such as Java, JavaScript or Object Oriented programming.

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4. Start

Monday 6th November 2017

Once you have registered for the hackathon, signed up for your development environment, started to look at the different gamified learning experiences, and noted the date and time of the bootcamp in your diary you are ready to start developing!

Can’t wait for the bootcamp? This year’s Lilly student developers were keen to share with you their advice and best practice to help you succeed… check out the Video section in Getting Started.

More guidance and platform specific information is available, read on for more information.

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5. Scoring

Ongoing

As part of our culture, the "default open" approach is designed to make things as transparent as possible. The hackathon is no exception.

You can download our "scoring model", which provides a guide of the different dimensions we are looking for in an app.

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6. Submit

Sunday 12th November 2017

As part of the submission, you will need to create a short video (no more than 5 minutes), demonstrating your app and use case, feel free to “sell the benefits” of your app. For something “extra”, share your thoughts, or learning on the experience (you can add an additional 1 minute for this).

For more tips and further information on what we are looking for, and how to achieve this with low effort, read more.

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7. Results

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Following the judging round, results will be shared with the candidates on Wednesday 15th November 2017. Notification will be via email. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, it is unlikely you will receive any specific feedback.

Successful Hackathon competition winners will be invited to the final round of our standard interview process i.e “2nd round interview”.

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Getting Started

We offer a choice of cloud technologies to build out your idea. Not sure which choice to make? Review the support materials in the sections below. Toggle between Salesforce.com and Heroku to select the relevant content.

We have provided resources to give you access to help information: videos of last years hackathon winners explaining how to get started, example projects that were submitted last year, an overview of the support we provide during the hackathon including links to technical forums, and an introduction to our mentors that will be assigned to you when you register.

Still not sure?

  1. Choose Heroku if you are confident in your JavaScript / Node.JS skills, and want to build from scratch.

  2. Choose Salesforce.com if you want to transfer your Java skills, and use the declaritive features in Salesforce.com to make security, data modelling and data sharing easy.

The choice is yours...

Disclaimer:
Some of the video content displayed in the Video and Examples section are not the property of Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly). The linked content is not under the control of Lilly. Nor shall Lilly be responsible for the contents of any linked video material.

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    Trailhead

    Trailhead is a gamified learning experience and community provided for free by Salesforce.com. A number of different trails will introduce you to the platform, and then quickly enable you to become expert in developing your idea into reality. 60 seconds on trailhead: Trailhead overview.

    You can access Trailhead for free, and sign up for a developer account here: Step 1: Trailhead - Salesforce Basics

    There are many trails to take a look at, but check out the playlist below to get started fast!:
    Boot Camp
    The Lilly student developers that won the hackathon last year will run an online interactive lesson to get you up to speed, and started quickly! Attend the online “boot camp” session on 3rd November 2017. Mark your calenders and save the date.

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    There are number of support options to ensure you successfully complete the hackathon. Make sure you make the most of them!

    • Mentors - we will assign a mentor, a current student Developer here at Lilly to support you with technical questions. A mentor will be assigned once you are registered.
    • Salesforce Digital Healthcare Hackathon Developer Community - sign up to the Salesforce Community that is set up for technical support for the 2017 Hackathon. Join Here.
    • Facebook group - join the group to get tips, advise and other information about the event. Join Here.
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    Node School

    NodeSchool (http://nodeschool.io/) is a gamified learning experience for learning Node.JS. There are some great tutorials, for people with no experience to lots of experience! A number of different tutorials will introduce you to Node, and then quickly enable you to become expert in developing your idea into reality.

    You can access NodeSchool for free

    There are many tutorials to take a look at, but check out the playlist below to get started fast!:

    Boot Camp

    The Lilly student developers that won the hackathon last year will run an online interactive lesson to get you up to speed, and started quickly! Attend the online “boot camp” session on 3rd November 2017. Mark your calenders and save the date.

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  • favorite_borderSupport

    There are number of support options to ensure you successfully complete the hackathon. Make sure you make the most of them!

    • Mentors - we will assign a mentor, a current Developer here at Lilly to support you with technical questions. A mentor will be assigned once you are registered.
    • Salesforce Digital Healthcare Hackathon Developer Community - sign up to the Salesforce Community that is set up for technical support for the 2017 Hackathon. Join Here.
    • Facebook group - join the group to get tips, advise and other information about the event. Join Here.

Challenges

Coming up with an idea, can sometimes be the most challenging part. To make that easier, we have created some challenges that will hopefully inspire you!

At Lilly, we are passionate about making peoples lives better, so one challenge has been created around the theme of health. Elanco, an animal health division of Lilly, is passionate about closing the hunger gap for the worlds growing population.

Of course, you are not tied to one of these ideas, and you can create your own idea with Challenge three.

The Health Challenge

The following challenge is to inspire ideas for the student hackathon, and drive ideation around the theme of “make life better. Read the overview below, and click "read more" to see the use cases.

Lilly is committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs. We are passionate about our continued pursuit to make life better for individuals, communities, and the world around us.

The Hunger Challenge

Elanco’s (Eli Lilly Animal Health) vision is to enrich lives through food and companionship. As such, Elanco has committed to help end hunger and improve food security for 100,000 families and 100 communities by 2017.

This short video describes the problem: Watch Now

Create Your Own

This is a blank space, you come up with your own idea. Remember to tie this to a need that you have identified, as this will be important.

Rules & Support

  • computer1. UK Eli Lilly Placement Scheme July 2018

    Successful Hackathon competition entries (approximately ten (10) competition entries) will be shortlisted for the final interview stage. Invitations to the final interview stage will be made through the relevant university placement office. It is a condition of entry to the Hackathon competition that you will be available to take part in the final interview stage on 7th or 8th of December 2017 and able to travel to our office in Windlesham, Surrey if you are selected and shortlisted for the final interview stage.

  • place2. UK University Placement Eligible

    In order to take part in the Hackathon competition you must be a UK based undergraduate studying a discipline of IT, and eligible for a UK IT placement as part of your Sandwich degree commencing in 2018.

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    Additionally, you must have an appropriate work permit/authorisation (visa) and be eligible to work in the UK. Any student placement offer will be conditional upon your providing evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

  • people3. Individuals/Pairs

    You may enter the Hackathon competition as an individual or in pairs (two persons). If you enter the competition in pairs please note that the final stage of assessment (final interview stage) will assess individual capability and any student placement offers Lilly decides to make after the final interview stage will be made on an individual basis only.

  • done4. Scoring Your Work

    We have provided a full breakdown on how your work will be scored, which is available in box 5. "Scoring" of the Timeline in the "Welcome to the Hackathon section of the site".

  • videocam5. Submitting Your App

    Once you have completed building your app, you will create a short video using “Screencastify” to introduce the idea, and to demo the working app. You can find more guidance on how to create your video by viewing “Submit”, which can be found in the Hackathon: Getting Started” section of the site. Only working code counts! Your video will be less than five minutes. You will upload the video to YouTube, mark it as unlisted (so it isn’t searchable by others), and then send the link to us at the following email address: placement_program_uk_it@lilly.com. Submission of your video will be required by midnight on the 12th November 2017. Please note, Lilly is not responsible for YouTube or the terms and conditions of use, so please review those separately.

  • pan_tool6. Your Idea, Your IP

    By submitting your competition entry to us you confirm that you have all the requisite permissions to use any intellectual property rights in your app, including any third party intellectual property rights and you confirm that your app does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights. You can use open source code to start building your app. But you are responsible for being able to get it work, as well as explaining how your app works. You can integrate with other technologies to create “mashups” (e.g. FitBit API).

    A full list of terms and conditions can be found here:  terms and conditions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I park my car at work?

    Yes, there is an onsite car park. At all Lilly offices there are onsite car parks to use free of charge. There are plenty of spaces available and you won't be left without one. There is also a work minibus that travels from local stations to Erl Wood and Lilly House. This allows you to save money on petrol and car parking. It also allows you live further afield.

  • When will I start?

    The date varies, but normally at the start of July

  • Do I need to do anything before I start my placement?

    No, there is no expectation that you need to do anything before you start. A sufficient knowledge of Microsoft packages will be sufficient in all roles and any interest in particular technologies may be useful in interviews.

  • What are the working hours?

    Working hours at Lilly are usually 9-5 but you may be allowed to start earlier and finish earlier depending on your team and supervisor, as long as 7.5 hours are done per day. As well as these hours you will be entitled to 25 days holiday excluding the 7 UK holidays. These are paid holidays and are available to take at any time during your time with us on your placement year.

  • What is student life like whilst on placement?

    There is a huge student community involved at Lilly, whether it’s before, during or after the application process there is a community of students. Get to meet current students you will be replacing at all the events like interviews, presentations and familiarisation days. Whilst at work you can meet new people that have worked at Lilly for many years and also collaborate with your own peers with new projects and work.

    There are also activity areas including two table tennis tables, pool table, foosball table to use at your leisure. These are also accompanied by 2 squash courts a fully equipped gymnasium for the active student. There are also quieter seating areas and small rooms to go and have 1 on 1 chats with peers and colleagues and study time at your discretion. Students tend to meet up with the rest of the community and eat together in the canteen. There is also activities setup and ran by Lilly colleagues such as football, knitting and yoga.

    Outside of work there are plenty of chance and areas to meet up with anyone from work or outside work. Basingstoke has pubs and bars to enjoy the night time that suits the students well as well as having good commutable links with Reading, Winchester and even London for any tourists. It’s also offers many gyms including an Anytime Fitness, Sports Centre and other activities within short distances of the town centre.

  • Is there a diverse workforce?

    At Lilly, we embrace diversity and have employees from all over the world. You can find out more here: https://www.lilly.com/About/Diversity/diversity.aspx

  • Will I get support during my placement?

    You have a supervisor who will meet with you weekly to discuss your progress and any issues. You also have the agile1 team who meet with you monthly to make sure everything is going ok. You will also be appointed a mentor, who will be someone from another team, to support you with other items for example coaching on how to develop your career

  • Am I allowed to work from home occasionally?

    Potentially yes, depending on your team and supervisor. For example, if you need to stay home one morning to let the plumber in.

  • Where could I live?

    Many students take over tenancies from other students. There are also local estate agents that can help you look around. Most students find housemates during the ‘Familiarisation Day’ before you start, which usually takes place around April/May.

  • What do I wear?

    At Lilly, its smart casual wear. This means trousers and shirts for men and something that bridges the gap between relaxed daily wear and strict business attire for women. We also have casual Fridays where you can wear jeans.

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