Graduate Trainee

  • Job Reference: 1542
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Anglia Ruskin University
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £20,092 to £22,254
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee Opportunity
  • Duration: Fixed term contract - 12 months

Job Description


Graduate Trainee

About ARU:

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.  We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries.  With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.


About the Role:

The library provides a modern, comprehensive service in support of teaching, learning and research, blending the provision of traditional services with a flexible and innovative approach to service delivery.

We are seeking to recruit an individual at Cambridge to work in the Customer Services team of the University Library.  We are offering a planned and supervised library experience.  A range of developmental activities will be included in the timetable and visits to other libraries will be possible.  There will also be the opportunity to participate in the learning and development offered to all library staff.

You will support the provision of front-line library activities and have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience as a library support adviser working in a customer focussed environment.  You should possess good interpersonal skills and be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Some evening and Saturday work will be included.

The post we are seeking to fill is that of Graduate Trainee at Cambridge from 01 September 2022 – 31 August 2023.  This role is intended for graduates wishing to gain a range of experience of library and information work before undertaking a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or information science so those with a library qualification will not be considered for this post.

Informal enquiries can be made to Judith Wells, Customer Services Manager, at or on 01223 698312.

Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

For more information and to apply please click on the Apply button. 

Closing Date : 24/05/2022