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Future leaders and innovators graduate scheme

Staff FAQs

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If you have a placement in mind or are thinking about the benefits of having a Graduate in your team, then we have a request form that can be completed. Each Directorate has a point of contact specifically for this programme and they will be best to aide you. If you are unsure who your dedicated point of contact is, you can email us directly at and we will be happy to sign post you to the correct person. 

We are aiming to work with staff on project-based placements so that there is a level of achievement at completion of their placement. There are two different types of placement length – 4 month and 6 month – and it is up to the team to decide what length and what type of year would provide the best opportunity for growth and to benefit the team. We know that there are busier periods where it would be best to have a helping hand, and so we can aid that with these placements.

If you feel you have projects that are more suited to shorter-term placements I.e., a few weeks, then we have programmes that can accommodate for this with both Staff and current Students.

Please visit the Exeter Professional website for information about the Internal Staff Programme and visit the Professional Pathways website for the new Pathways to Professional Services in Higher Education programme.