Library Graduate Trainee

  • Job Reference: 00001830-1
  • Date Posted: 1 December 2022
  • Recruiter: St John's College, Cambridge
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £23,874.29
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus benefits
  • Sector: Higher Education, Further Education
  • Job Type: Contract, Graduate Trainee Opportunity, Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract

Job Description

Library Graduate Trainee

Salary:                 £23,874.29 p.a. plus benefits

Job type:             One-year fixed term appointment starting on 1 August 2023

Hours:                 Full-time (36.25 hours per week)

St John’s College is looking to appoint a Library Graduate Trainee for a period of one year starting on 1 August 2022.  The post is designed to provide pre-postgraduate course experience in a busy academic Library.  In order to contribute to the overall work of the Library, the postholder will be involved in the full range of activities in the Library, including general issuing and enquiries, shelving, cataloguing, exhibitions, website and social media, and assisting in the care of the College's rare books, archives, and special collections.

The successful candidate will be a good honours graduate with first-rate IT skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  The role requires initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

The College offers a competitive benefits package including 36 days’ annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), a Christmas bonus payment, free lunch (up to a specified monetary limit), free on-site gym and free parking close to the College site.

For further particulars and an application form, please visit, email or telephone 01223 338794.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on 27 January 2023.  Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 6 February 2023.


In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy. Please see attached for a copy of our Data Protection Statement for further information about how we process your personal data.