General Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme

General Graduate Development Programme

The Wellcome Trust

Job description

Our two-year graduate development programme is your opportunity, as an enterprising, motivated recent graduate or Master's graduate, to help deliver Wellcome’s mission to improve health.

During the programme you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in a range of areas across Wellcome. These include funding, policy, investments, public engagement, communications and operations.

Our programmes are development programmes, designed to give you opportunities to learn on the job, and develop and hone your skills in a variety of areas.

They suit candidates who enjoy being challenged, are excited by trying new things and can come up with fresh ideas.

Company information

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. Wellcome is a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. It supports scientists and researchers, takes on big problems, fuels imaginations and sparks debate.

Person requirements

  • Building relationships - your rotations will place you in several departments, each working with others across the organisation. You’ll need to build relationships at all levels, and show strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and innovation - We’re looking for graduates who are keen to get to grips with a range of different challenges and bring a fresh perspective
  • Initiative and drive - our mission is very ambitious: to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We expect you to take the same approach to your own development, setting yourself high standards and striving to excel
  • Flexibility and adaptability - during your time at Wellcome, you’ll experience a number of roles and variety of projects. So you'll need to be adaptable as you work with different teams - for example, paying close attention to detail but also being able to think about the bigger picture
  • Delivering results - you should be able to make decisions, solve problems and see a task through to completion
  • Presenting and communicating - we recognise the value of having a diversity of views around the table, including yours. Your work will involve analysing information, writing and presenting to a variety of audiences in a clear, concise and persuasive way.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Have an undergraduate or master's degree (2:2 or above)
  • Expect to graduate in 2017 or 2018
  • Will be available from 3 September 2018
  • Have the right to work in the UK.

Accepted degree subjects




Pension, free gym, subsidised restaurants, interest-free season ticket loan



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

Start date

03/09/2018 · Autumn

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 10

The application process will consist of:

  • an online application form, including situational judgement test
  • a video interview
  • an assessment centre - we will have dates in January and February 2018

To find out more about this programme please register to attend our open evening on Wednesday 4 October from 6pm - 8pm. Please register here.

Closing date: 27/11/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 27/11/2017

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