What did you do before joining the training scheme? 

After graduating with a degree in International Relations, I spent 18 months working for a human rights NGO focused on achieving LGBT equality across the globe. I started off delivering and developing training programmes before progressing into a more consultancy-style role, working with a large number of private sector clients from across the UK and Europe.Rhys

What attracted you to the scheme?

Imperial’s reputation as a world-class institution was something I really wanted to be a part of and to contribute to. Additionally, personal and professional development is incredibly important to me and I was eager to find new opportunities to be stretched, which the scheme definitely provides.

What would be your one tip for applicants?

Provide specific examples of your experiences, do some research on the sector and try not to worry. The application and assessment process is an opportunity to demonstrate everything you have to offer and there is no better way to do that than to be yourself!