Graduate Trainee Education Worker Scheme

We are looking for high-calibre recent graduates to deliver our widening participation programme to children and young people aged 7-18.

Job ID: GRAD_0117
Location: London
Salary: £21,000 (incl. a £600 London contribution)
Start date: 9th Jan 2017

Graduate Trainee Education Workers will be based at one or more of our education centres and will have responsibility for working with their Team Leader to plan and deliver the IntoUniversity programme.

The role will be fast-paced and challenging. Each day you will be contributing directly to the success of the charity and transforming the fortunes of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  You will need to have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for working with young people and be up for leading a class of 30 secondary school students from the front, working with small teams of children and providing occasional one-to-one support.

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

You can download the job description here.

To apply, complete our online application form by 9am on Monday 10th October 2016.


If you can't apply this time but you would like to be notified when we next recruit in your region, please register your interest here in our next Graduate Scheme. Once recruitment begins again we will send you all the details 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 jobs@intouniversity.org.

FAQs

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.
 

Training

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.