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How to apply

Get an overview of the application process, what to expect and how to prepare.

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Who can apply?

You'll only be considered for a role on the NTU Graduate Development Programme if you are either:

  • a current undergraduate from NTU in your final year of study, on track to receive a grade of 2:1 or above
  • an NTU graduate who has graduated within the last two years, achieving a grade of 2:1 or above
  • an NTU postgraduate who also obtained their undergraduate from NTU (within the last two years).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-European Economic Area (EEA) candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the University is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

UK Visas and Immigration, part of the Home Office, requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.


For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

How do I apply?

We have a diverse range of roles on offer. Take some time to read through job descriptions and person specifications for each of them, new job roles are being added so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

All applications will be shortlisted against the role’s person specification document. You'll find the person specification documents on their corresponding job page. If we believe you're well suited to the role and the programme, you'll be invited to complete some online tests.

Once you've been successful in your application and scored in the top percentile of applicants in the tests, you'll be invited to an assessment centre.

On your invitation you'll be asked to specify which assessment centre you'll attend, the dates of these assessment centres can be found on our what to expect page.

The top performing applicants at the assessment centres will be invited to interview for the role that they applied for. Interviews will take place in the two weeks following the assessment centres. You must be available for the specific interview date for your role if you wish to be considered.

The dates of interview for each job role can be found on the specific job role's page.

Head over to our what to expect page for further information about our assessment centres, the application process, and how to prepare for them.

If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with the Graduate Development Programme team and we’ll be happy to help.

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