Graduate Trainees

Graduate Training Scheme

Each year Graduate Trainees are recruited to spend a year based in the busy Member Services Department. The posts are intended for those proposing to enroll on a postgraduate course in library and information studies, and aim to provide a wide-ranging introduction to library work. The posts run from mid-September for a year.

As the main point of contact for members in their use of the Library the Member Services Department has a high profile, making a vital contribution to attracting, serving and retaining members and preserving the organisation’s good relations with its membership. The department is responsible for membership and reception, lending, enquiry, reference, postal and inter-library loan services.

You should be a graduate, or expect to graduate before September 2015. Good communication skills, the ability to work within a team and strong customer focus are required. Previous library experience would be helpful but is not essential as full training will be given. 

2015-16 Scheme

Details of the 2015-16 Scheme and how to apply are now available to download below:



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