Graduate ambassador programme

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Graduate ambassador programme

​The 2017/2018 Graduate Ambassador Programme recruitment process will open in the coming weeks.

An an annual basis, Waterford Institute of Technology recruits Graduate Ambassadors 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 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, 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 with a level 7 or level 8 degree (minimum 2.2) from Waterford Institute of Technology in the last two years.

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


Graduates ambassadors are paid €20,400 per annum (paid weekly) plus expenses


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.

Please note that the 2017/2018 Graduate Ambassador Programme will open for applications in the coming weeks.

Application Procedure

To apply for this position please submit (1) a curriculum vitae with accompanying letter/email and (2) supporting video (see instructions below) to:

Ms. Ruth Hennebry
The Human Resource Office
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Tel: 051-845519

Vidoe 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: Not more than 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

Friday, 2 June 2017

Job advert

To view the online job advert, (update link here).