How to apply
Training opportunities will be advertised in the Open Training Posts section when they are open for applications. Each post will contain a link to the description of the responsibilities and eligibility requirements for the trainee, as well as the online application form.
To apply, candidates must complete the online application form for each specific training post of interest.
The following timeline applies to the Autumn/Winter 2021/2 intake of trainees:
In the Programme’s first year (2021/2) posts will be advertised at a single point in time, however in future training posts will be advertised twice a year.
What support will I receive during the application process?
Q&A Webinar – 1 November
On 1 November, we will host a webinar with the project teams that are advertising training positions. This event will give you the chance to ask specific questions to help write your application or regarding what it is like to work with the project team and at IGHI. Click here to register.
Reducing bias in the shortlisting process
The application form will not ask you to put your name or the name of the university(ies) that you have studied at. This is to prevent any potential bias when reviewing applications.
Application form guide
Available for download here. You can use this to prepare your answers to some of the questions, and get feedback from your university’s career service, local job centre, friends and family before completing the online application form.
If you are unsuccessful in your application, and request feedback the recruiting team will endeavour to provide this after the application process has been completed.
Interview guidance and support
If you are invited to an interview, you will be offered support from the HR team to prepare you for your interview with the project team at IGHI. Reasonable travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed as agreed in advance. We will provide details if you are invited to interview.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is the training?
All advertised posts will state how long the training is last. Usually, full-time training posts will last between 8 – 12 weeks. The expectation is that you would complete the training post for the duration advertised.
- Can I do the training part-time or work flexible hours?
For all trainees to get the maximum benefits of the training opportunity and participate in the mentorship, trainees will be based in our offices at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington for at least three days a week. This is dependent on College policy and the COVID-19 situation, both of which we are constantly monitoring.
To support your work/life balance all flexible working requests and reasonable adjustments will be considered as per Imperial policy.
- Where will the post be based? Is this open for remote applicants?
The safety and wellbeing of our staff and incoming trainees is our top priority. We are currently following the UK Government and College guidelines regarding working on site. We hope that by February 2022 we will be able to welcome trainees in-person to ensure they feel supported throughout their placement. We therefore advise applying for the training programme only if you would have the capacity to commute to our offices in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for at least three days per week. Travel may also be required to our South Kensington campus.
- I am not available at the start date of the training post, will there be a chance to apply for future training posts?
Yes! This is the first time we are running the programme with a small number of training posts to start in February 2022. However, future training posts will be advertised on this webpage. To register your interest in the training programme and be the first to know when training posts are advertised, sign up here.
- I don’t have a professional reference yet. Can I apply without references?
If you are offered a place on the training programme, in line with Human Resources policies, you will be asked to provide references that can cover the last three years. Please note the following Information about referees:
- You should have referees who can comment on your personal, educational and/or professional experience and achievements.
- One of these references must be from your university (i.e. tutor or a lecturer).
- One of these references could be a current or most recent employer (if applicable).
- Alternatively, suitable referees can include managers and/or leaders from voluntary work, clubs, sports, place of worship etc.
- I am currently claiming welfare benefits / universal credit can I apply?
Yes, you are welcome to apply. However, we strongly recommend that you investigate/research the impact that this paid role will have upon your welfare benefits.
- If I apply for a training post this year, can I apply for another one in the future?
If you apply for a training post in the Julia Anderson Training Programme and are unsuccessful at the application or interview stage, you are more than welcome to apply for another training post advertised in the future.
However, if you have undertaken a training post as part of the Julia Anderson Training Programme before, you will not be eligible to apply for another training post in the future.