What did you do before joining the training scheme?

After graduating with a degree in English Literature and French, I spent a year working in various roles in the arts and not-for-profit sectors. During my degree, I was involved in widening participation work and spent a year in France working in a Higher Education environment.Siobhan

What attracted you to the scheme?

The scheme is distinctive in its emphasis on personalised professional development and the opportunities it provides to gain a variety of experiences and skills. Imperial is a truly unique organisation to be part of and trainees are in a privileged position, working alongside senior staff on a diverse range of projects from the start. 

What would be your one tip for applicants?

Keep in mind the skills detailed in the person specification throughout the application and assessment process. Do some research and have some ideas about areas of Higher Education which might interest you, but also show that you’re open minded and capable of applying your skills in a range of contexts.