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University of Warwick Graduate Scheme

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Higher Education Sector

This is a challenging and exciting time for Higher Education. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the sector: overnight changes in teaching and learning, research and the student experience will have a lasting impact on the operation of the University. At the same time, Higher Education Institutions are increasingly stepping forward to help address complex societal challenges; and traditional academia is engaging more openly and collaboratively with industry and wider society, regionally, nationally and globally.

University employees play a critical role in shaping, supporting and delivering this future. In addition to supporting and facilitating the external connections of our research and teaching provision, we’re working in partnership with government, industry and a host of other external agencies, analysing problems, making connections, facilitating conversations and explorations, and collaborating and co-creating innovative solutions to address the wicked problems of today and tomorrow.

The Scheme

The University of Warwick is a world-leading university with an acknowledged reputation for research, teaching, innovation, and links with business and industry.

With over 7000 members of staff we're looking for new colleagues who can help us continue to make an impact locally and globally.

Joining our graduate scheme, you’ll be at the heart of the University, working in a variety of professional services roles.

You’ll gain hands-on experience of working on a number of high-profile projects whilst obtaining on-the-job learning as well as a structured professional development programme and a project management qualification.

The Programme Structure

Our three-year programme is designed to give you everything you need to start your leadership career; we’ll even enable to you to share your new skills and knowledge with our local community. One of your work placements will be with a local small company or charity where you’ll be able to share the knowledge you’ve learnt, providing them with practical and valuable support.

The programme commences on 4th October 2021 and consists of three, eight-month placements, followed by a longer, final, one-year placement. Your placements are structured to give you exposure to a range of different areas of the University.

The eight-month placements enable you to develop your project management and business skills, learn how the University works as well as support the local community. Your final, year-long placement, enables you to put your new project management qualification into practice within a substantial business project

Is this scheme right for you?

There are many excellent reasons to apply for three-year graduate development scheme including the fact that you'll gain valuable project management and leadership skills.

Working at Warwick

Find out more about our history, vision and achievements as well as our campus and community to understand whether it sounds like somewhere you would like to be a part of.

Our previous graduate trainees

Learn about the experiences of some our previous trainees. This will give you a flavour of the potential placements, experience and support Warwick has to offer.

Pay and benefits

Working as a graduate trainee provides a range of attractive benefits including a competitive starting salary, attractive pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement. We will provide you with a dedicated development programme to help you reach your potential. Working at Warwick also provides you access to a wide range of additional benefits.

Application process and form

You must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the three-year programme.

Applications are now closed. We hope recruit a new cohort in 2024.