Library Graduate Trainee

  • Job Reference: 00000518-1
  • Date Posted: 2 December 2019
  • Recruiter: St John's College, Cambridge
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £20,893.55 to £23,288.40
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee Opportunity

Job Description

Library Graduate Trainee


Salary:                Between £20,893.55 - £23,288.40 p.a.

(depending on experience) plus benefits

Job type:            One-year fixed term appointment starting on 1 August 2020

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 2020. 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 issue, shelving, cataloguing, ordering, assisting in the care of the College’s rare books, archives and special collections and tasks associated with the College’s biographical database.

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), access to a ‘cash plan’ healthcare scheme currently provided by Simplyhealth, 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 the website via the Apply button or email or telephone 01223 338794.


The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on 20 January 2020. 

Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 3 February 2020.