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    We hope to offer 5 places. Read the Is this scheme right for you? for more details.

    The scheme is for 3 years, commencing on Monday 4th October 2021 and finishing on Friday 27th September 2024.

    No, you need to have obtained or be expected to obtain a 2:1 degree in the last 5 years.

    Please read the Is this scheme right for you? for more details.

    Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visas for this programme. You will need to already have a valid visa in place for the duration of the programme.

    Please read the Is this scheme right for you? for more details.

    Yes, the scheme is open to existing colleagues who have graduated in the last five years. Previous Warwick staff have applied and been successful for our graduate schemes.

    Read Our Previous Trainees for more information.

    We do not require you to have previous experience as this programme is designed to give you that opportunity. We will be shortlisting on your potential leadership skills and supporting your further development during the programme.

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding a virtual assessment centre. In order to participate, you will need access to an internet enabled device. We will not be able to provide this equipment. We are currently considering running the second stage interviews on the University of Warwick campus, this will be reviewed nearer the date in line with the government and University guidance.

    The assessment centre will take place as follows:

    • Stage one will in late July 2021. You will need to be available for the whole day.
    • There will be a further shortlist and the successful candidates will be invited back for a structured panel interview in August 2021.

    The assessment centre will be in multiple parts. The first stage will involve an individual presentation followed by a group exercise.

    There will be a further shortlist and those who are successful for the next stage will be invited back to a second stage structured panel interview.

    We will of course listen to your ideas on placements whilst also ensuring that you have a holistic experience, with placement opportunities that cover the breath of Professional Services in Higher Education.

    The first placement will be allocated for you as it needs to be in place for your start date.

    Read Our Previous Trainees to hear more about placement ideas.

    You will be predominately based on our University of Warwick main campus. There may be the option for some homeworking although this will looked at for each placement, some placements are more operational and require more face to face contact whereas others can have more flexible arrangements. If you have an external placement, you will based on the site of the local business / charity.

    The starting salary is £26,715 and there is increment pay increase every 12 months.

    Read our Pay and Benefits page for more details.

    Yes, you will have a three years fixed-term contract and have all the benefits of any other employee.

    Read our Pay and Benefits page for more details.

    Yes, as long as you meet the criteria for this scheme, we’d love to hear from you.

    Warwick Careers Services has some great resources available and further support is available for University of Warwick current students and alumni. There is also support available from The Migrant Leader which is a charitable organisation supporting young 1st and 2nd generation migrants as well as all disadvantaged youths in the UK.