What did you do before joining the training scheme?
I completed a degree in French and German, and was Academic President of Modern Languages in my final year. Subsequently I undertook a Masters in International Security Studies as Chancellor's Scholar. Alongside my studies I worked as a tutor of French and German, whilst also working in a busy pub restaurant.
What attracted you to the scheme?
I wanted to work in the Higher Education sector but not necessarily as an academic, so the scheme jumped out at me. It offers a diverse and challenging experience, with opportunity to work with lots of different people and develop new skills. There is a large emphasis on development and retention - the scheme is designed to help you become a key member of Imperial staff. I was also attracted by the College's reputation: to be part of a world class university is a real privilege.
What would be your one tip for applicants?
Think about what interests you in particular about Higher Education. Do some research about Imperial and what's going on in Higher Education more generally.