Ambitious Futures: Graduate Programme

Ambitious Futures

The secret to a great career is to know your industry; so what do you need to do to make sure you start off on the right track? Research, networking, maybe an internship or two? These are all great for boosting your employability prospects in any area, but did you know there’s an industry you’re already in a great position to start working in?

As a former DMU student, your experience of university life can provide valuable insights on what students need and how universities can do more for their students – and you can be part of that change.

Ambitious Futures offer a graduate programme aimed at people who are interested in working in university management. During the programme, you’ll be employed by one of their host universities – possible hosts include Glasgow, Leicester, Cambridge and Oxford as well as DMU. The programme runs for fifteen months and is split into three placements; two of which will be at your host university, and one that will be at a different partner university, so you can continue to collect more skills, experience and contacts in a new location. There will also be opportunities for you to build your network as you’re brought together with the other trainees to share your aims and experiences at the beginning and end of the programme.

Example placement areas include:

  • Careers services
  • Finance
  • HR
  • International
  • Press office

Ambitious Futures provide a starting salary of £24,520-£26,799, flexible working and a paid-for professional qualification. You’ll also get two years’ free membership to the Association of University Administrators.

To find out more, visit or apply now. Applications will close on 25th January 2016; if you’d like some help in making your application the best it can possibly be, book an appointment with a careers consultant via MyGateway.


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