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Future Leaders and Innovators

University of Exeter - Graduate Scheme

Location: Devon, Exeter, Penryn, South West England, University of Exeter
Salary: From £27,181 On Grade D
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024
Job Ref: P90434

Future Leaders & Innovators Graduate Scheme

Are you a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career in Professional Services? The University of Exeter invites you to apply to join our Future Leaders & Innovators Graduate Scheme – a transformative two-year journey that promises to provide you with opportunities to: gain hands-on professional experience, demonstrate your creativity, gain hard and soft skills, and equip you with the knowledge to become a Future Leader.

Why Choose Us? 

  • Innovative Rotations: As part of our Graduate Scheme, you will be immersed in a variety of departments at our institution providing you with the opportunity to experience a range of work across 5 divisions.
  • Hands-On Experience: You'll be playing a key role in supporting the delivery of projects that will shape the future of higher education. With guidance and support every step of the way, you'll gain valuable skills and insights.
  • Growth and Development: Upon successful completion of the scheme, you will continue your career at the University of Exeter equipped with the experience, knowledge and a Management Accreditation to future proof your professional growth and stability.
  • Mentoring and Support: For the duration of the Future Leaders and Innovators Graduate scheme, you will have a dedicated Graduate Scheme Manager, as well as being supported by colleagues within each of your rotational placements. The University offers mentoring opportunities and a huge array of wellbeing support for all employees too.

Benefits
Alongside the experience and certifications you'll achieve, you'll also receive our fantastic benefits package including:

  • Substantial annual leave package - 39 days per year!
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • Discounted state-of-the-art fitness centres on all our campuses.
  • Sustainable travel initiative - 10% discount on bus passes, cycle to work scheme and car sharing incentives.
  • Staff discounts at local and national shops.
  • Pension scheme - start saving for your future!
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Stunning campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Your Journey

Year 1: Exploring Possibilities
In your first year, you'll dive into the excitement of supporting the delivery of three projects. Each rotation lasts for four months, and you'll work closely with a dedicated Graduate Scheme Placement Supervisor, your go-to person for support and guidance. You'll be an integral part of each department, collaborating with a wide range of colleagues to achieve key objectives.

Year 2: Mastering Leadership
In your second year, you'll deepen your expertise by supporting the delivery of two impactful projects, each with a six-month duration. You'll take on more leadership responsibilities by becoming a mentor of the following cohort, you’ll be proactive in making decisions based on experience as you gain further opportunities to shine and demonstrate your leadership skills.

What You'll Do
Each rotation will require different skills from you, you'll wear many hats and take on exciting challenges! Including:

  • Building expertise in various Professional Services areas.
  • Completing a Management Accreditation course.
  • Becoming a mentor for the new cohort in your second year.
  • Collaborating with specialist teams across the University.
  • Proactively seeking information and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Collecting, analysing, and interpreting data, providing recommendations.
  • Effectively communicating project updates, timelines, and risks.
  • Participating in working groups and actively contributing.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders and making joint decisions.
  • Managing project documents and systems.
  • Providing administrative support when needed.

Click the apply button above to be taken through to our application portal to apply today!

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