Graduate Trainee Education Worker Scheme

We’re looking for outstanding graduates, who are creative, innovative, self-motivated and have a passion for the mission of our charity.

Applications are now open for Leeds, Oxford, Bristol, Southampton and Nottingham. 

If you are unable to apply at this time or would like to be notified when we next recruit in your region, please register your interest here in our next Graduate Scheme. We will store your contact details until applications open again next year. Once recruitment begins again we will send you all the details you will need to apply.

What can you expect?

Our Graduate Trainee Education Workers are based at one of our education centres and will have responsibility for working with their IntoUniversity Centre Leader to plan and deliver the IntoUniversity programme of Academic Support, Mentoring and FOCUS (specially-devised study weeks and days) to children and young people aged 7-18.

The starting salary is £20,400, and in addition to all UK bank holidays we offer 25 days’ annual leave (plus a discretionary 3 days at Christmas), a generous pension scheme, a loan towards travelcard costs (subject to completion of probationary period) and a comprehensive training programme for which we are seeking accreditation.  The initial training period will take place in London and there will be support with accomodation and travel costs during this period.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to have some paid or voluntary experience working with children and young people, be ambitious to progress within our charity, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have passion and enthusiasm for the mission of our charity.

These are graduate-entry posts, ideal for people seeking to gain a broad range of experience in the charity and education sectors. We seek to provide future career opportunities for our employees and as our charity grows there will be clear prospects for Graduate Trainee Education Workers to seek promotion to Senior Education Worker or Centre Leader posts.

How to apply

Our Graduate Trainee Education Worker Scheme is now open for applications to our Southampton, Leeds, Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham centres.

A job description is available here.

If you wish to apply for any of these posts, please email a completed application form to

The deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 7th April 2015.

If you are shortlisted for the graduate scheme, for any location, you will be invited to a selection day which will take place on 28th, 29th or 30th April in London. Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete one or more online assessments prior to these selection days. This post begins on 10th August 2015. Please do not apply if you are unable to start on this date.

If you are unable to apply at this time or would like to be notified when we next recruit in your region, please register your interest here for future recruitment rounds. We will store your contact details until applications open again next year. Once recruitment begins, we will send you all the details that you will need to apply.


Got a question?

If you have a query about our Graduate Scheme, please refer to the FAQs below. If we haven't answered your question, you can contact our Head Office on 020 7243 0242, or by email on


Do you have vacancies in London?

Yes, we will be advertising for London based Graduate Trainee Education Workers in April.  If you register your interest here then you will recieve an email when applications open.

Do I have to be a recent graduate to apply?

You need to have completed your undergraduate degree within the past 5 years.

Is there a preference for specific degree disciplines?

You can hold a degree in any discipline to apply.

Can IntoUniversity sponsor VISAs?

We are unable to sponsor VISAs. If you apply you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

How much experience do I need?

You need some experience, either paid or voluntary, of supporting children or young people. We do not ask for a minimum amount.


As an Education Worker you will be on our graduate-entry training programme. There is an initial, intensive two-month training programme which includes:

  • Classroom-based training;
  • Practical workshops;
  • ‘On the job’ training with children and young people;

At the end of the three-month intensive training period there is then an on-going training programme which includes:

  • Phase one and two of Investment in Excellence (total of five days); a course designed by the Pacific Institute
  • In-house training workshops for example on fundraising and budgeting;
  • A  Leadership training programme;
  • An annual whole team challenge.


Career Progression

After gaining sufficient experience in role all Education Workers may apply to become a Senior Education Worker.  These posts are for staff who wish to continue to develop existing work with  young people while developing special areas of expertise within the programme and taking a lead on them.  

If you have a minimum of two years’ experience (paid and voluntary) working with children and/or young people, you may be eligible to apply for a Centre Leader position, which combines delivery of the programme with a leadership role.

We have a policy of promoting from within wherever appropriate for the development of the charity.