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 September for a year.

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.


2017-2018 Scheme

Applications for the 2017-2018 scheme are now closed.


2018-2019 Scheme

The 2018-2019 scheme will be open to applications in spring 2018 and details will be advertised on this page.


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For all 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.