Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I download the application form?
Visit the job applicant page and search for either "Graduate Management Training Scheme" or the reference number "HR201645LT". You will be able to download the application form from the vacancy webpage. CVs will not be accepted.
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.
I'm having problems with the online application system, what should I do?
The online application system is more stable on Internet Explorer or Firefox than on Chrome. If you are having trouble registering, please try to register again or try to register with a different email address. If you are still having problems, please get in touch with us.
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 studies within the last three years so you must have graduated in summer 2014 or more recently. Applicants graduating from or who have recently obtained Masters and PhD qualifications will also be considered. 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 PhD?
Yes. Although we ask that applicants have graduated from university within the last three years you are still eligible to apply if you have graduated with a Master's degree or a PhD within the last three years. 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 Management Training Scheme is always highly oversubscribed and generally we only hire around 5 new management trainees each year. Last year we received almost 500 applications.
I applied before and was unsuccessful, can I apply again this year?
Yes, you are welcome to reapply if you were previously unsuccessful.
Whom can I contact if I still have more questions about the scheme?
Please email us with your enquiry and we will respond to you as soon as possible.