Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

You will require a 2:1 or 1st class degree. If you did not achieve a 2:1 or 1st, but you have a postgraduate qualification, your application will also be considered.

You will be based for year one at either Macmillan Cancer Support or the British Heart Foundation headquarters: during your second year you will swap organisations.  Both are based within Central London and we will let you know which organisation you will be placed in for the first year once you have been selected.

The recruitment process has three stages:

  1. Online application: via a link on our graduate website
  2. Assessment & Video Interview: online critical thinking exercise and short video interview
  3. Assessment Centre: 1 day assessment centre

Yes, you must be eligible to work in the UK. Unfortunately we do not offer any sponsorship for post study visas.

No, this is not necessary as you will gain this experience through the placements during the scheme.

You will receive a competitive salary which is benchmarked against other graduate programmes, especially those at other charities. You will also receive a range of attractive benefits.

These will be dependent on the charity you are placed at. Further details about benefits can be seen on the benefits page.

Unfortunately not. The assessment exercises at the assessment centre cannot be carried out remotely. Further, given the planning and resources required, we cannot offer alternative dates to the 11th, 12th or 13th March. We will of course be as flexible as possible within these dates.

It is key that those who are offered the role can join the induction programme which starts in the first week of September.

We will be recruiting four graduates for the 2020 programme.

Psychometric assessments are a tool to help us form a well-rounded picture of you.

We are unable to guarantee roles after the two-year programme. However, early in the second year of the scheme, your HR Business Partner and the programme team will work closely with you to identify suitable career opportunities within either charity following the completion of Gradunique.

Applications for this award-winning graduate scheme have now closed.

For those that have applied you will be advised of the outcome of the assessment of your written application by 31st January 2020. If you would like to apply for next year please subscribe to our newsletter to be kept informed of when applications will be open again.

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