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 enrol on a postgraduate course in library and information studies, and aim to provide a wide-ranging introduction to library work. The posts typically run from mid-September on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

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 2018. 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. Please note these posts are not suitable for anyone who has held a professional or para-professional role, or undertaken a postgraduate qualification in librarianship/information science or previous graduate traineeship.

2018-2019 Scheme

For full details and information on how to apply please download or print out the following documents:

Salary: £20,550 per annum (inclusive of LW and meal allowance)

Contract: 12 month fixed-term

Deadline for applications: Sunday 29 July (by midnight) NOW CLOSED

Interviews: Week of 6 or 13 August

Enquiries and applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



For information and advice about careers in information and library work visit the CILIP website.

Employment note

The Library welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All applicants will be considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the post. Please note we are unable to consider candidates without a current right to work in the UK.