Graduate Trainee Programme

The University of Liverpool Graduate Trainee Programme offers a valuable insight into the challenging and stimulating business environment of a university.

Interested in a career in Higher Education?

The programme aims to provide trainees with the skills and experience to succeed in a career within and beyond the Higher Education sector.

With four structured placements across the University, this is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to develop their employability skills across a number of busy professional areas.

Trainees will work with some of the most talented people in the country, if not the world, while gaining firsthand experience of management and business processes in this dynamic sector. 

Key Information

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: 2:1 or higher in any degree subject within the last three years from the University of Liverpool. 

Salary: Grade 4 (see  for more information)

How to apply

Applications for Graduate Trainees are now closed.

For further information, please contact Claire Hough on 0151 795 8046 or at

Graduate trainee case studies

Some of our Graduate Trainees have spoken to us about their experience at the University of Liverpool:

Anniken Jensen - Case Study

Charlotte Morley - Case Study 

Lewis Smith - Case Study

Nicole Watson - Case Study

Placement manager case studies

Two of the University's placement managers for the current Graduate Trainee Programme have spoken to us about their experience of managing a Graduate Trainee. Please read their case studies below.

Diane Appleton- Case Study

Tina Lewis- Case Study

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