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When the University recruits new staff, either because somebody leaves and creates a vacancy or we are expanding parts of the University, candidates go through a fairly standard recruitment process that ultimately ends with a formal interview. Here at Lincoln however we ensure that a student is included as a full panel member for relevant roles. This includes all academic jobs with teaching duties, all senior management posts and support staff posts that impact on the experience of students amongst others.

Once trained, you join the network of trained students and will be notified throughout the year of upcoming vacancies and asked to let us know if you’re available to take part. That’s what makes this great – you can do as many as your diary allows.

What are the benefits to you?

For you personally this a great opportunity to learn about hiring new staff by being a part of the process. Very few graduates leave university with that on their CV. We hope this will also show you what good and bad interviews look like – which you can then learn from when being interviewed yourself.

Work Ready

Work Ready covers all the different ways we can help you develop your employability skills, and know how to use them when applying for jobs. This opportunity can provide you with the skills to prepare you for employment or additional higher education.

What support is available?

Each and every recruitment is managed by one of the team in the Human Resources department who you will get to know at training. They will be your first point of contact and can also put you in touch with whichever member of staff is chairing the interview panel. During your first assigned recruitment, the HR colleague will be able to walk you through the process and be there to answer any questions you have.