Graduate Trainee

University of Essex - Library Services


Library Services at the University of Essex provides high quality, user-focused services to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the University.

Duties of the Role

We are seeking a graduate trainee to undertake a wide range of tasks including assisting with information literacy and Library induction sessions, dealing with enquiries and providing support for library users in accessing and using facilities and equipment. The successful candidate will also provide support for acquisitions and cataloguing of library materials and contribute to student engagement, information literacy and other projects as part of a team. As this is a trainee post, opportunities to visit other academic libraries in the region and to attend relevant training and development events will be provided.

Skills and Qualifications required

Applicants have a degree or equivalent qualification and should demonstrate good interpersonal, communication and IT skills, the ability to work on a variety of tasks without close supervision, and an understanding of and commitment to providing excellent customer service.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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