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Graduate ambassador programme

​The 2018/2019 Graduate Ambassador Programme recruitment process is now open!

Each year, Waterford Institute of Technology recruits recent graduate to work as part of the Graduate Ambassador Outreach Programme.

This is a diverse programme where recent WIT graduates with a passion for the Institute use their knowledge and experience to motivate and encourage other young people to consider higher education.

The Graduate Ambassadors work directly with the Marketing & Outreach Officer and work closely with the entire Marketing & Communications team.

Throughout the programme, you will be involved in a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Working as part of the Outreach team in the Marketing & Communications Office to encourage other young people (primarily secondary school students from transition year through to leaving certificate in particular) to consider higher education in general and WIT in particular

  • Presenting WIT courses and campus life to school leavers, fifth and transition year students during school visits as part of a targeted schools campaign

  • Representing WIT at careers and graduate fairs as required

  • Offering campus tours to prospective students and showing visitors around WIT, answering their questions on student life

  • Assisting in the organisation of WIT recruitment events and representing the Institute at the event itself

  • Assisting in monitoring and updating of an active social media presence to existing and prospective students

  • Assisting in mainstream marketing activities such as advertising, collateral design and production, website update etc.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Marketing & Outreach Officer and/or other senior management.

This is a diverse and challenging role and we are looking for enthusiatic graduates of the insitute with a range of interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills and high levels of motivation and initiative.
 

Qualification requirements (essential):

Candidates must have graduated/be graduating with a level 7 or level 8 degree (minimum 2.2) from Waterford Institute of Technology in the last two years i.e. graduated in 2016, 2017 or graduating in 2018. 


Essential skill requirements:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, reliable and a self-starter capable of generating ideas and seeing those ideas become reality

  • Excellent communications, listening and interpersonal skills

  • A flair for presenting

  • Capable of working as part of a team with a flexible approach to work

  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook etc)

  • Full, clean driving licence

  • Access to a fully insured car


Desirable skill requirements:

  • Enthusiastic about working with prospective students

  • Evidence of good project management skills

  • Good writing skills

  • Strong interest in and knowledge of social media and websites

Remuneration

This is a temporary wholetime contract and Graduate Ambassadors are paid €23,122 per annum (paid weekly) plus expenses


Duration

The positions have staggered start and end dates as follows:

  • Post 1 commences August 2018 to end July 2019

  • Post 2 commences February 2019 to end January 2020


Hours of work

Your working hours are 36 hours per week and will typically be between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Due to the nature of the role, you may be asked to work outside those hours from time to time.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit a CV, covering letter with a supporting video (see instructions below) via email.  Any documents in excess of this requirement will be deleted. Please mark the application clearly with reference number GA2018.

Please address to:
Ms. Ruth Hennebry
​Email: [email protected]
Tel: 051-845519
Please note that hard copies will not be accepted

Video Submission

Applicants are required to prepare a short video on why you would be an excellent Graduate Ambassador for the institute.

Theme: “Why I would be an excellent ambassador for WIT”
Length: Approximately one minute
Production quality: Videos do not need to be high quality, edited pieces and recording the video on your phone is acceptable. Applicants are encouraged to focus on their personality rather than focussing on production quality.  Video submissions can be attached and emailed at time of application.  Alternatively, you may find it easier to email a download link for the video.

 

Application deadline

4.00pm on Friday, 27 April 2018


At a minimum candidates must demonstrate in their application that they possess all of the essential elements applicable in the person specification. The Institute will then decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available, to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the post. Please note applications will be acknowledged within three working days of the competition closing. Candidates should keep a copy of the advert for their file as this will be needed for review should their application progress. Successful applicants will be subject to Garda vetting. WIT is an equal opportunities employer.

See the full advert in WIT vacancies.