The selection process
We are delighted that our centres are open in line with government guidelines.

Nevertheless, we recognise that the circumstances may change and bring additional challenges for how we recruit and train new staff. The structure and timeline of the selection process, start date and training programme are therefore subject to change. We’ll keep you updated during the selection process.

The first stage is to complete our online application form.

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.

Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to one of our online selection days. All those invited will participate in a series of group and individual activities. Candidates who most clearly demonstrate the right qualities for our graduate scheme will then be asked to return for an online panel interview. Please see further details in our job pack.

Please note that in line with our Safer Recruitment practices, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check (for English centres) or a PVG scheme membership check (for Scottish centres) 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 and Disclosure Scotland’s code of practice here.

Applicant outreach sessions

IntoUniversity Insight Session

2:30 - 3:45pm on Friday 1st October 2021

The aim of this session is 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. 

If you meet one or more of the following criteria, you are welcome to attend the insight session:

- You were eligible for Free School Meals at school

- You were eligible for the Pupil Premium grant at school

- You are care experienced (i.e. you've been in care at any point)

- You have lived in social housing (i.e. your main carer has lived in local authority owned housing or received housing allowance or local housing allowance)

- You're from the first generation in your family to go to university

IntoUniversity is also a Disability Confident Committed employer, and is committed to supporting candidates with a disability during the recruitment process. Candidates with a disability are welcome to attend the insight session.

We won't ask for any proof that you meet any of these criteria when signing up. We very much hope you can join us for the session - please sign up here if you are interested!


Student Associate Coaching Session

11:30 - 13:00 on Tuesday 5th October 2021

We are offering an online coaching session for IntoUniversity Student Associates who are interested in applying to our Graduate Scheme and would like support with the application process. 

Student Associates are people who took part in an IntoUniversity programme whilst they were at school, sixth form or further education college. We run a range of programmes that take place both in school and in our local learning centres. Examples of these include: a FOCUS week in your last year of primary school, workshops in secondary school, a day trip to a corporate partner or attending our after-school Academic Support sessions at your local IntoUniversity centre. 

If you think this applies to you, please register for the coaching session here.


Accessibility and Adjustments

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments through our recruitment process. Please see our Accessibility FAQs page here for further information.

We also recognise that some applicants may not have access to a computer to complete the online application form. If that’s the case for you, please do get in touch with us on or call 020 7243 0242 to speak to our HR team, and we’ll work with you to receive your application in another format.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.