Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
To apply, visit our website by clicking on the 'Apply' button and search for Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme.
Please make it clear on your application which stream of the scheme you wish to apply for. You can apply to both but please include the reasons why you are interested in each.
Can I apply with my CV?
No. All applications must be submitted using the relevant application form, available to download from the College website. CVs will not be considered and applicants who have submitted only their CV will be automatically rejected.
Can the College apply for a tier 2 visa under this post?
No. Unfortunately, the College is unable to apply for a certificate of sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Visa & Immigration’s Points Based System as this job is not listed as a skilled job in the UKVI Codes of Practice. Applicants who do not have permission to work in the UK would need to obtain permission through an alternative immigration route. Whilst we welcome applications from non-EEA candidates, these applicants would need to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK before an offer of employment could be made.
Can I apply if I haven't studied at Imperial?
Yes. All graduates are eligible to apply for the Graduate Training Scheme irrespective of where they have studied. You are not required to have studied at Imperial previously.
Can I apply if I graduated more than 3 years ago?
No. We ask that applicants have completed their undergraduate studies within the last three years so you must have graduated from your undergraduate degree in summer 2019 or more recently. If you are not eligible but are interested in a career in higher education you should be able to find a number of opportunities on the job applicants website.
Can I apply with a lower second-class (2:2) degree?
No. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive each year, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have achieved a minimum 2:1 at bachelor's level.
Can I apply if I am graduating with a Master's degree or a PhD?
Yes. Although we ask that applicants have obtained an undergraduate degree within the last three years you are still eligible to apply if you have graduated with a Master's degree or a PhD within this time period. However, even if you have a higher degree, you must still have a 2:1 at Bachelor's level to be eligible for the scheme.
Is this scheme competitive?
Yes. The finance scheme is always highly oversubscribed and generally we only hire 1 or 2 each year. Last year we received around 250 applications.
Whom can I contact if I still have more questions about the scheme?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry and we will respond to you as soon as possible.