Graduate Trainee

Interested in a career in Higher Education?

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

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 Salary Scales for more information)

How to Apply

Please note: The application process for this year is now closed 

See the Graduate Trainee Programme vacancies page for a list of roles and information on how to apply. 

For further information, please contact Steve Plant on 0151 794 6948 or at

Graduate Trainee Case Studies

The University’s current Graduate Trainees have spoken to us about their experience as a Graduate Trainee at the University of Liverpool:

Lewis Smith - Case Study

Nicole Watson - Case Study


Placement Manager Case Studies

Two of the Universities Placement Managers for the current Graduate Trainee programme have spoken to us about their experience of managing a Graduate Trainee. Please read below their case studies.

Diane Appleton- Case Study

Tina Lewis- Case Study