What did you do before joining the training scheme?
After finishing my undergraduate degree in Geography, I continued my education with a Master’s degree in Global Development. Whilst studying for my undergraduate, I gained an insight into the higher education sector through my role as Secretary for my college, helping liaise between the student body and the university.
What attracted you to the scheme?
The scope to work in such varied placements and the rotational structure of the graduate scheme is really unique and appealed to me. I also wanted to work somewhere that would allow me to develop professionally and the scheme’s focus on training enables you to develop a multitude of skills whilst working across a great breadth of areas. Further, the exposure to the inner workings of a large organisation is unparalleled, particularly of an organisation with a reputation as strong as Imperial.
What would be your one tip for applicants?
In your written application, make sure you explain fully your interest in the role, following the guidelines to ensure you cover all necessary areas. Be aware of wider challenges in Higher Education and have a good idea of some of the work that Imperial does. At the assessment day, be relaxed and get a feel for the scheme by chatting to the current trainees!