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Future Leaders and Innovators - IT & Digital

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: P90539

Future Leaders & Innovators Graduate Scheme – Digital & IT

Are you a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career in Digital & IT? 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 technical skills to become a Future Leader & Innovator.

What You'll Do
Throughout your journey, you'll wear many hats and take on exciting challenges, although each rotation may require different skills from you, they will include:

  • Building expertise in Digital and IT Services.
  • You will learn both cloud & legacy based ways of working, providing you an all rounded view of Technology in Higher Education.
  • Learn skills in our tech stack which includes: AWS, Typescript, Flutter, Microservices, API and Devops as well as legacy systems.
  • 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.
  • Identifying and resolving issues swiftly.
  • Effectively communicating project updates, timelines, and risks.
  • Participating in working groups and actively contributing.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders and making joint decisions.
  • Providing administrative support when needed.

Why Choose Us?

  • Focused Rotations: As part of our Graduate Scheme, you will be immersed in tech-focused projects across IT, Digital and other related areas of the institution if applicable.
  • Hands-On Experience: You'll be playing a key role in supporting the delivery of projects that will shape the future of working digitally in higher education. With guidance and support every step of the way, you'll gain valuable technical skills. You will be exposed to a variety of ways of working through agile methodologies, Prince 2, P3O, MSP, Kanban and scrum.
  • Growth and Development: We're invested in your future. 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 projects. The University offers mentoring opportunities and a huge array of wellbeing support for all employees too.

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 the Digital & IT Services Divisions, 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 two projects, each for 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, whilst still building your technical skills.

Click the 'Apply' button above to be taken through to our application portal for more details and apply today!

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