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About the Programme

Discover the advantages of the NTU Graduate Development Programme (GDP), the job roles available, and the opportunities that await you.

Work experience tailored to you

We offer a wide range of NTU-exclusive graduate vacancies for a 13-month programme starting in summer. Each role is designed to help you discover your potential, identify your strengths and develop new skills, so that you can leave fully prepared for the career path you choose.

You can apply for a variety of roles within our departments, including:

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS)
  • Employability
  • Finance
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Digital Technologies (DT)
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Directorate
  • NTU Sport
  • and many more.

Develop and grow as a professional

Our graduates are supported by a dedicated team providing industry-level development opportunities throughout the programme. During the 13 months, you will take part in a variety of workshops and away days to help build your professional skills.

Among a rich range of workshops and events, you’ll have the chance to:

  • deepen your knowledge and transferable skills through monthly workshops and formal training
  • take part in a challenge working on a live project that's sponsored by senior staff and will help directly shape the University’s future
  • be supported by a line manager, offering guidance and constructive feedback all throughout your experience
  • join an exclusive NTU mentorship programme to motivate and inspire you
  • grow your network through Team Away Days where you can build relationships with like-minded graduates and experienced professionals.

Read our graduate stories to learn more about how these development opportunities have helped our graduates on the programme.

Exclusive to NTU graduates

You’ve experienced being a student here - now it’s time to learn how it works behind the scenes.

On this competitively paid programme, you’ll be working in one of our many professional services to help us deliver an excellent student experience and work towards creating the University of the Future. You'll also gain the key skills and experience necessary to make that vital transition from university life to graduate employment.

Life after university

In the video below, four GDP graduates discuss the experience of applying for graduate jobs during final year, life after graduating, the challenges that come with interviews and assessment centres, and their time on the programme.


Graduate Development Programme Podcast – Life After University

Graduate community support

We take a collaborative approach in designing our workshops, combining our expert knowledge of talent development with the developmental needs of the graduates. We work to instil a sense of community within our graduate programme, creating an ever-growing support network of like-minded young professionals.

Read about how this community has aided previous graduates in their work.

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