IntoUniversity’s Graduate Scheme

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Job Description

We’re an award-winning charity that runs local learning centres in the heart of communities where the young people we support live. Our centres provide an innovative education programme which includes practical learning support and motivational and confidence-building activities for children and young people aged 7-18. Our aim is to inspire students from the least advantaged neighbourhoods to broaden their horizons and achieve their full potential.

As the UK’s leading university access organisation, our staff team is helping thousands of young people each year to achieve their potential. We have thirty-five centres and extension projects across England and Scotland, with ambitious plans to scale-up our provision further over the coming years.

We are looking for people who will be committed to helping us to change the lives of young people by taking up permanent roles as Education Workers on IntoUniversity’s Graduate Scheme.

We believe that our Graduate Scheme is one of the most exciting in the charity sector, providing exceptional training and experience, and the opportunity to work with young people and colleagues who will challenge and inspire you.

As a charity with social mobility as its core objective, IntoUniversity is wholly committed to equality of opportunity. We work with children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we believe that our staff team should be similarly diverse and representative.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be, and we recognise that we have much more to do in this regard. We are committed to building a culture where students, staff and volunteers are valued for the unique people they are. We therefore encourage applications from candidates from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. In particular, we actively and warmly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, male candidates and candidates with a disability as they are currently under-represented within IntoUniversity.

If you believe that all young people deserve the chance to develop their talents regardless of their background and want to play a part in helping them succeed, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The first stage is to complete our online application form before 9am on Monday 11th October 2021. You can find the link to this on our website at: https://intouniversity.org/graduatescheme

We are offering an online Insight Session for potential applicants from under-represented backgrounds and coaching sessions for IntoUniversity Student Associates as part of our commitment to making our recruitment processes more inclusive.

Please see our website for further details at: https://intouniversity.org/content/selection-process

If you successfully pass through the first stage of shortlisting, we will be in touch with you with details of a very short video presentation for you to complete, to help us with the second stage of shortlisting. When we write to you, we will provide full guidance on how to complete this task, and we will ask whether you have any specific requirements or need adjustments in order to access the task or to perform to the best of your ability.

If you successfully pass through the second stage of shortlisting, we will invite you to attend one of our online selection days during the week beginning 15th November 2021. All those invited will participate in a series of group activities, individual activities and short interviews. Candidates who most clearly demonstrate the right qualities for our graduate scheme will then be asked to return for an online panel interview on 19th or 22nd November 2021.

IntoUniversity Insight Session

We are offering an online insight session on Friday 1st October at 2:30pm to provide an insight into the graduate scheme for some groups who are currently under-represented in IntoUniversity’s staff team. Candidates will be able to find out more about the charity, its values and work culture. There will also be the opportunity to hear from current IntoUniversity staff members who have participated in the graduate scheme.

Please visit https://intouniversity.org/content/selection-process for full details, including the eligibility criteria and the link to sign up to the session.

You can read about the qualities that we’re looking for on the following pages of this job description.

Please note that in line with our Safer Recruitment practices, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check if selected for this role. The charity’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found here, and you can find full details of DBS’s code of practice here