Graduates 2017

Are you hard-working and highly motivated? If so, we want to hear from you.

Northumbria University's Graduate Programme is designed to prepare Northumbria's most talented graduates for a career in Higher Education Management. It provides the opportunity to participate in a two-year programme, during which graduates will learn about the University and the Higher Education environment. The Programme involves a planned sequence of four six-month placements and involves gaining experience in various areas within the University.

The Programme is designed to give you hands-on experience and the opportunity to get involved with various projects. The role and responsibilities during each placement will vary and each graduate will have a clear project brief and objectives to deliver in order to demonstrate their achievements. Graduates will develop their professional skills and build their knowledge through work-based projects and practical experiences, complemented by development opportunities and mentoring throughout the programme.

At the end of the programme it is anticipated that graduates will be recruited into a professional level role within the University .

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Salary and benefits

Graduates will be paid £24,000 as a salary for the first year with a 'bonus payment 'of £1000 upon successful completion of Year One. After Year One the salary will increase to £25,000. Graduates will have 25 days of annual leave plus public holidays and additional days when the University is closed.

The University also provides a wide range of other benefits and details can be found on the Staff Benefits webpage:



Grad _lesley (1)"Northumbria University is always looking to the future and ensuring we have the right people in the right jobs is vital to our success. We have had a graduate programme since 2013 and we are very proud of this programme which has allowed a new generation of leaders to work and be mentored by existing senior leaders.””.

Lesley Lee - Director of Human Resources


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"I am delighted you are interested in Northumbria’s Graduate programme. I will be your programme manager should you be successful in securing a place on this on prestigious programme and I look forward to working with you”.

If you have any questions you can contact me here
Katie Barnes - People and Organisational Development Specialist