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Who we are looking for


Ready for a life-changing experience?

If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in the university sector, the Ambitious Futures programme is the ideal starting point. We're looking for:

  • a keen desire and interest to pursue a career in the Higher Education Sector
  • a positive 'can-do' attitude, enthusiasm and a desire to succeed
  • a strong sense of both personal and professional integrity
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team, with the aspiration to successfully lead a team
  • the ability to master new areas of knowledge and skills rapidly, and to creatively apply acquired skills to new situations

We realise that to continue to deliver world-leading, university education in an increasingly competitive market, we need to attract the best graduates to lead and inspire. That's why we're looking for high calibre individuals with the ambition to drive their career to the very top.

Having made the most of your time at university, you may value the chance to give something back to the student population. You will be strongly motivated by the opportunity to shape the future of a rapidly-changing sector. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital, as you'll be working with and influencing a variety of the brightest people both on the graduate programme and as your career progresses.

You'll relish the opportunity to work on a number of challenging projects, both nationally and internationally, and will be passionate about driving forward your own development so that you can become a first-class future leader in a truly vibrant and exciting sector.

Essential requirements

  • You have graduated as an undergraduate or postgraduate since July 2015, or you expect to have graduated by the start of the programme in September 2020.
  • If you do not have a postgraduate qualification, you must have achieved or be predicted to achieve at least a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree.
  • You are eligible to work in the UK for the length of the programme (until end February 2022).

Existing staff requirements

For existing staff, the requirements are slightly different: You must have graduated (with either a undergraduate or postgraduate degree) with a 2.1 and be eligible to work in the UK for the length of the programme which starts in September 2020 for 18 months but you can have graduated prior to 2015.

Other details of the scheme remain the same:

  • You will take part in three, six month placements with the first and third placements taking place at Warwick and the second placement is at a partner institution
  • You will join the scheme on FTE Grade 5

Internal candidates who have graduated prior to 2015 will need to follow a slightly different application route please contact claire dot m dot nicholls at warwick dot ac dot ukfor further details.