Graduate Ambassador Programme

The Graduate Ambassador Programme offers IT Sligo, Level 8 graduates an opportunity to gain invaluable experience that will stand to them for any future career. This 9-month contact is a paid role with 4 positions in total.

Now in its fourth year, this diverse and exciting programme allows recent IT Sligo graduates (or students who are about to graduate) to use their knowledge and experience to motivate and encourage others to consider higher education.

We are looking for graduates, who are confident, ambitious and proud of their IT Sligo journey.  We want you to tell your story about studying at IT Sligo and explain why other potential students should study here too!

  • Three positions are “Field Based” – representing the Institute at external events such as career fairs and confidently delivering presentations to secondary school students, mature students, parents and Guidance Counsellors.
  • The fourth position is “Office Based” – managing all social media content across IT Sligo’s social media platforms. Some training will be provided however IT skills and a working knowledge of the main social media platforms is desirable.

Programme details

As part of the Graduate Ambassador Outreach Programme, the 4 ambassadors will assist with the coordination of internal events hosted by IT Sligo such as Induction, Open Days, Science Week, College Awareness Week, Open Evening, Engineers Week and many more. Graduates are also involved in external events such as school visits, career fairs and local radio broadcasts.

  • Must have a level 8 degree from IT Sligo.
  • Four positions in total – 3 field-based and 1 office-based.
  • Paid full-time contract (37hrs per week), flexibility required.
  • Full valid driving licence and your own transport.
  • Skills gained from this role: event co-ordination, creating engaging social media content, presenting, networking at external and internal events, radio broadcasting, liaising with schools on a daily basis, presenting to senior management.

Start Date: 10th August 2017

End Date: 10th May 2018

Programme length: 9 months

Closing date for applications: April 20th, 2017

How to apply?

We are looking for graduates from ALL IT Sligo courses. Whether you are a recent graduate from the School of Business and Social Science, School of Science or School of Engineering and Design…The Marketing Team want to hear from you!

Application process starts with just 2 simple steps:

  1. Apply Now to get the process started. One thing to keep in mind a full valid driving license and access to a car is required for all four positions.
  2. Complete the Graduate Ambassadors Application Form – This is where you give all your work experience and factors you feel may be relevant to this role (scholarships, volunteer work, achievements and accomplishments). Tell us why you really are fit for the Graduate Ambassador Programme. So go on, give us an application that we won’t be able to refuse!

Good luck and we look forward to meeting you!!

Download Graduate Ambassadors Application Form

2016/17 Prospectus