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Supporting early career development

What is the Julia Anderson Training Programme?

The Julia Anderson Training Programme is a newly launched scheme at the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) that offers paid work experience to current students and recent undergraduates or postgraduates.

The Programme specifically seeks students and recent graduates who have limited work experience at a university or organisation related to health, science, technology or business management.

By joining our initiative, trainees will have the chance to support impactful programmes of work at the Institute in a diverse range of areas, from health policy to data analytics, enabling them to develop useful and applicable workplace skills and knowledge that will kick-start their career path.

Our programme is a hands-on work experience opportunity to support the delivery of an existing project or activity at IGHI across one or more of our work streams, including:

  • Health policy
  • Data management and analytics
  • Communications and events
  • Digital health
  • Design
  • Patient safety
  • Health economics
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Research management.

Placements will last between 8-12 weeks, depending on the project.

The goal of the programme is for trainees to develop the personal and professional skills we use day-to-day at IGHI, grow a professional network and come away with work experience that can enhance their CV and employability.

Benefits of the programme

If you are successful in applying for and completing a training post, you will receive:

Meaningful work experience

  • Training, development and experience within a prestigious institution that you can use to support your future career search.
  • Guidance and support from your project team and line manager throughout your placement.
  • To support your work/life balance all flexible working requests and reasonable adjustments will be considered as per Imperial’s policy.

Paid work experience

  • A fixed-term contract and salary which is offered at Professional Services Level 1a, Spine Point 1, based on £22,309 per annum, or equivalent to £1,859 per month.

Bespoke induction and onboarding

  • A bespoke induction booklet for IGHI staff and trainees once you start your training post.
  • A College laptop that you will have access to for the duration of your training post.


  • A dedicated mentoring scheme in which you will receive a mentor who is a trained staff member at IGHI.
  • Three mentoring sessions throughout your training post.

Access to training and internal vacancies

  • Access to the Imperial’s Jobs page, online training and development resources, and LinkedIn Learning for the duration of your training post.

Certificate of completion

If you successfully complete the duration of your training post you would:

  • Receive an official certificate for completing the training programme.
  • Be able to request a reference from the project team at IGHI to support your future job applications.

Watch our webinar

Julia Anderson Training Programme Video

Meet the team and explore the doors that this paid internship can open for you!

About Julia

This initiative is named in memory of our late colleague, former Department Manager and IGHI Senior Advisor, Julia Anderson. Julia was a passionate advocate and supporter for professional development and a valued colleague and friend. Always willing to help, Julia provided advice and guidance to everyone she worked with. Throughout her 30-year contribution to working at Imperial Julia championed operational excellence and the Department of Surgery and Cancer’s Athena Swan initiative. Julia received numerous accolades including the Rector’s award for Excellence in Leadership and Management and the Imperial College Medal, awarded for meritorious service to Imperial and for having enhanced its reputation, mission and objectives.

Julia has left a personal and professional legacy on the Institute; we are delighted to honour her ethos by naming this initiative in her memory.