Graduate Management Trainee

Job summary

Do you want to join the management of a university that is consistently rated amongst the best in the world? Imperial College London is looking to recruit recent graduates to its Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, designed to provide candidates without extensive professional experience with an introduction to university management. Previous management trainees have successfully progressed to a wide range of managerial and specialist roles...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00365
  • Date posted 31 October 2019
  • Closing date 23 January 2020

Job description

Job summary

Do you want to join the management of a university that is consistently rated amongst the best in the world?

Imperial College London is looking to recruit recent graduates to its Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, designed to provide candidates without extensive professional experience with an introduction to university management. Previous management trainees have successfully progressed to a wide range of managerial and specialist roles across the College – discover their stories and find out more about the scheme on our website.

Duties and responsibilities

As a management trainee, you will undertake a series of placements across the College, working with senior management, enhancing your personal development and gaining a wealth of experience. You will take an active role in working on some of the most important strategic issues within the College, and will be required to prioritise diverse and challenging workloads to produce work of the highest standard. In addition, you will attend various professional development courses and may be offered the opportunity to undertake external study.

Essential requirements

You should possess, or expect to achieve this year, a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. You should also have graduated from higher education within the last three years (since the summer of 2017) or be due to graduate in summer 2020. You will also be considered if you have recently obtained Master’s or PhD qualifications. Find out more about our eligibility criteria on our website.

Further information

Once the application window has closed, applicants will be shortlisted and a small proportion of them will be invited for interview. We receive a very high number of applications every year, with over 700 applications last year. To make sure your application stands out, you need to demonstrate how you meet the key skills and qualities outlined in the person specification.

Shortlisted applicants are likely to be invited to interview in the week commencing 30 March 2020.

The Scheme will commence on 24 September 2020. Successful applicants will be awarded a three-year fixed-term contract, with a starting salary of £32,850. Subject to a successful performance review after 12 months, trainees will be promoted to the next salary grade, starting at £38,006.

Salaries quoted may increase by any cost of living award implemented by the College in 2020.

For further information about the scheme - including the person specification, FAQs and 2020 scheme handbook - and details of how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/career-programmes/graduate-schemes/management/. For any questions not covered on the website, and for any other enquiries, please email trainee.enquiries@imperial.ac.uk.

Please note that all applications must be completed on the official application form. Please attach a supporting statement to your application using the space provided on the application form. CVs will not be considered, please do not upload a CV. We are running a name-blind recruitment process this year – please see our website for further details.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.