University of Warwick
graduate scheme
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Graduate Scheme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

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.

What will you be doing?

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 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.

What we can offer you

A starting salary of £26,715 plus benefits which include a highly impressive pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement, made up of 26 days annual leave, four customary days over Christmas, plus eight statutory public holidays.

As well as the opportunity to gain a project management qualification, we’ll also provide you with a dedicated emerging leadership development programme to equip you with the skills to lead confidently now and as your career grows.

At the end of the scheme, we hope you will consider staying with us and we'll naturally support you every step of the way to securing a further role with us.

If this sounds like somewhere that you would like to be part of then apply to be part of the Warwick community.

What we are looking for

  • You’ll be interested in higher education as well as being a good team player, agile, flexible, self-motivating, excellent communicator, have great IT skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the scheme.
  • Successful applicants must be able to commence employment on 4 October 2021.


You’ll hold, or expect to gain, a minimum of a 2:1 in a first degree in any subject obtained in the last five years.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

We may close the application window earlier should we receive a high level of applications.

Applicants selected to take part in our recruitment process can expect to take part in an online assessment centre in late July 2021 and if successful for the final stage, a structured interview in August 2021.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 16 June 2021

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Closing date:  16 June 2021

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