Alumni Services


Graduate trainee programme for final year students and graduates

If you are going to be graduating or have graduated from the University of Edinburgh in the last 5 years with a 2:1 in any subject and are eligible to work in the UK, you are invited to apply for this exciting Graduate Traineeship.

The programme is a 15-month rotational scheme starting in September 2017. You will have three project placements, which will provide you with a broad, yet in-depth experience of the University. Two placements will be based at the University of Edinburgh and one at a different University within Scotland.

Ambitious Futures

Ambitious Futures manages the programme on behalf of a number of universities nationally and offer a professional development programme. The programme includes a formal residential induction and you will embark on the ILM leadership qualification as part of the programme.

If you have graduated in the last 5 years from another UK university participating in the Ambitious Futures programme, you may also be able to apply for a position on the programme with that university.

The closing date is scheduled for the 21st December.  However, Ambitious Futures may review the deadline in line with the volume of applications. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as you can.

How to apply

To apply for this University of Edinburgh opportunity, and to view traineeships with other university partners, visit