Graduate ambassador programme

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Graduate ambassador programme

​The 2017/2018 Graduate Ambassador Programme recruitment process is now closed for applications.

On an annual basis, Waterford Institute of Technology recruits Graduate Ambassadors to work as part of the Graduate Ambassador Outreach Programme. The recuitment process typically takes place in Spring/Summer.

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 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  (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 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 college at the event itself

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

  • Assist in mainstream marketing activities such as advertising, collateral design and production, updating the WIT website 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 2015, 2016 or graduating in 2017.


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 prospectus students

  • Good writing skills

  • Strong interest in and knowledge of social media and websites

Remuneration

Graduates ambassadors are paid €22,893 per annum (paid weekly) plus expenses


Duration

This is a temporary contract commencing September 2017 until the end of June 2018.
 

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 019219.

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

Video Submission

Applicants are required to prepare a short video (approx 1 minute) on why you would be an excellent Graduate Ambassador for the institute.
Theme: “Why I would be an excellent ambassador for WIT”
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.  The video should be submitted using a link to YouTube or another online video platform and must be musted at time of application.  

Application deadline

4.00pm on Friday, 14 July 2017


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. WIT is an equal opportunities employer.

See the full advert in WIT vacancies.