Ambitious Futures: a graduate scheme for university leadership

Ambitious Futures LogoHave you ever thought about what it takes for a university to operate? The University of Manchester is a massive business! It has an annual income of over £800 million, over 11,000 staff (of which about 5000 are non-academics/researchers), and over 300 buildings on over 700 acres of estate. It’s a great place to start a career even if you don’t want to be an academic or researcher.

Ambitious Futures is a graduate scheme for the university sector training future leaders. It is only open to graduates of participating universities (which include the University of Manchester). The scheme involves two placements at your old University (i.e. Manchester) and one at another university in the region, N.B. Oxford will consider graduates from any of the participating universities. There are very few graduate schemes in HE administration so don’t miss out.

Applications open today for September 2015 entry, and close on 28th November.


  • Graduated from one of the partner universities within the last five years with at least a 2:1. Any undergraduate or postgraduate degree is fine.
  • Able to work in UK for the duration of the programme (15 months).

Find out more and apply.

2 responses to “Ambitious Futures: a graduate scheme for university leadership”

  1. I graduated from University of Manchester in 2013, Can avail this opportunity?

    1. Holly (Graduate Blog) Avatar
      Holly (Graduate Blog)

      Absolutely. Graduates within 5 years can apply.

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