Ambitious Futures: The Graduate Programme for University Leadership

Issued: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:35:00 GMT

Have you heard of the Ambitious Futures programme?

Ambitious Futures gives graduates across the country the chance to develop a high-profile career in Higher Education professional services.

Trainees undertake three project-based placements across two universities in eighteen months, building up their skills, experience and knowledge of the sector. 

Cali Jakes is the current UofG Graduate Trainee, working with Environmental Sustainability Officer Stewart Miller to audit the University's progress against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Watch Cali and Stewart discuss their experiences as an Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee and Placement Manager:

Still image from Ambitious Futures promo video featuring 2018 trainee Cali Jakes and her manager Stewart Miller.


Could you be an Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee?

If you have graduated within the last five years, you may be eligible to boost your career by becoming an Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee:

  • If you do not have a postgraduate qualification, you should have achieved or be expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree
  • You should be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the programme (eighteen months)
  • Your degree can be from any subject and any University

Applications for September 2019 close on 21 January. Apply now.

Former University of Glasgow Trainees have gone on to work in Student Communications, Digital Content and International Recruitment roles at institutions across Glasgow.

Could you be a Placement Manager?

You may be interested in hosting an Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee in your department. Projects should be challenging, impactful and allow the Trainee space to develop as a leader. Contact Monica Smith for more information.