Ambitious Futures: The Graduate Programme for University Leadership

Published: 17 December 2018

Current trainee Cali Jakes explains why she chose Ambitious Futures and how the programme has helped develop her skills and her network.

Are you looking for a challenging and varied graduate job? Hoping for a high-profile career in a meaningful sector? 

Ambitious Futures could be the graduate scheme for you! Apply before 21 January.

Watch current University of Glasgow Graduate Trainee Cali discuss her Ambitious Futures experience so far, and hear her Placement Manager Stewart Miller discuss her impact on the team:

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

The programme

Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainees take on three different project management roles across two universities in eighteen months. Each placement lasts for six months, and gives you the chance to play a leading role on a major university project.

You will be part of a network of other Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainees at Universities across the country, meeting regularly to share knowledge and experiences.

Together with the rest of your Trainee cohort, you will undertake a sector-specific leadership qualification, delivered online and accredited by the University of Melbourne.

Am I eligible?

To apply you must be either in your final year of study or have graduated within the last five years. If you do not have a postgraduate qualification you should either 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.

Applications are welcomed from graduates of any subject. You should have a genuine interest in Higher Education, and the drive to learn new skills, take on challenging projects and develop as a leader.

First published: 17 December 2018