Working at NTU
You’ve lived in Nottingham as a student – now it’s time to experience it as a professional. Find out what makes NTU a great place to work and join a community of over 4,000 staff, all committed to our goal of becoming the University of the Future.
Explore the possibilities
There are so many opportunities at NTU to develop yourself and your career, impact people’s lives, be part of and create change, innovate and deliver service excellence. We are committed to giving you the opportunities to develop yourself and explore what you’re capable of. If your ideas are big and bold enough and have the potential to make an impact, then we’ll back you all the way. In short, we want to empower great ideas and we want you to work with us, a partner, to achieve that goal.
Join a community of graduates
NTU has cultivated a community like no other, making it a supportive, challenging and engaging place to work in. The Graduate Development Programme is no different: it is filled with like-minded individuals who are looking to take their first step onto the career ladder. The feel of community and the friendships that are born from it are often described as one of the best things about the programme. Here, Alistair (Graduate Project Coordinator) explains what the community meant to him:
It was always going to be nerve-wracking coming into a new job, but being in an environment like this where there are others in the same boat as you made it so much easier. Straight away we were finding similarities that have since laid the foundation for the community of friends that we have now. Now I have a support network at the university that I never imagined I would have.
Alistair Taylor, Graduate Project Coordinator (HR)
Discover the unique benefits to working at NTU and within the higher education sector.
As a member of staff at NTU, you are eligible to apply for a NUS card. This means you get to keep all the student discounts that you benefitted from during your time as a student.
Graduates on the programme are entitled to 23 days of paid holiday, on top of any additional University closure days and statutory bank holidays.
The switch from student life to an office job can seem scary. NTU is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its colleagues, and offers a range of employment practices to give you the flexibility to combine work responsibilities with personal interests and needs.
The University offers attractive pension schemes to all colleagues. As a graduate on the GDP, you’ll have the option to apply for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) which is open to all Professional Services and Support staff members.
We are committed to developing professional practice to ensure all staff are provided with the tools they need to perform well in their roles. This includes a range of development opportunities for all new staff, including training on Health and Safety and GDPR.
Health and wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a high priority and we offer a range of confidential services including face-to-face training and online advice and guidance. We have Occupational Health Advisors who work with our colleagues to promote health and wellbeing at work, and offer a selection of free services including health surveillance programmes, counselling and physiotherapy. We also run regular events to deliver advice and provide a variety of health screening activities.
Our gym membership is available to colleagues and their family members and offers activities at both the City and Clifton Campus including:
- unlimited use of gym and sports hall
- free group exercise and fitness classes included Zumba, Pilates and Yoga
- access to NTU sports clubs
- swimming at the University of Nottingham pool
- 30ft climbing wall (City Campus)
- sports therapy suite (City Campus).
A platform for change
We are a highly inclusive and collaborative organisation, seeking diversity of people and diversity in thinking. We want people to fully and actively contribute and collaborate across the whole organisation. Our four colleague networks, Women’s Network, Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Network, LGBT+ Network and Disabled Employees Network (DEN) provide an empowered network of voices that make a significant contribution to our work and culture.
A Disability Confident employer
NTU is a Disability Confident employer, meaning we:
- challenge attitudes towards disability
- increase understanding of disability
- remove barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
- ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Disability Confident Employers are recognised as going the extra mile to make sure disabled people get a fair chance.