Graduate Internships Coordinator


Teaching and Learning Exchange
Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
Grade 4
£38,359 to £47,109 per annum

Fixed Term - 18 months

Full time - 35 hours per week

26 February 2024 23:55

19 March 2024

The opportunity

University of the Arts London is looking for a Graduate Internships Coordinator to join our Graduate Employability Hub/Team. This is an exciting opportunity to help our team support graduates with their next career steps, whether this be work and freelance opportunities or further study.

You will support the employability of recent graduates, by generating short term internships within the institution for graduates across all colleges. Working with colleagues, as well as internal and external partners, you will identify and proactively source internship opportunities from across the university.

You will also work with Graduate Employability Specialists to promote internships to graduates. You will be expected to contribute to excellent service delivery standards by providing information, support and high-quality customer service to colleagues, graduates, internal and external partners.

You will also record and report on internship activities, including data analysis, evaluation and impact and contribute to recommendations for the future development of the programme.

Please note this is an 18-month fixed term position.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification, or relevant experience
  • An understanding of key issues related to student and graduate careers development, enterprise, progression and destinations
  • Significant understanding and knowledge of graduate destinations and labour market trends in the creative industries
  • A detailed understanding of key factors that influence graduate careers and destinations in the creative sector
  • Advanced project management skills and an ability to use a range of related tools, methods and resources
  • Experience of sourcing internships
  • Experience of building relationships with creative industries
  • The ability to work to targets and tight deadlines

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

If you have not applied or signed up for job alerts with us before, you will need to create an account. Registration does not take long and will help you to keep track of your application during the recruitment process.

Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Presentation, Onboarding

As part of your application, you will need to write a supporting statement in no more than 1,500 words that covers the competencies that can be found in the person specification, available via the link below.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications. If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch via
Please read through our FAQs page before applying.

This opportunity is closed to applications.