Charityworks is a 12 month paid graduate scheme and Times Top 100 Graduate Employer.
As a Charityworks Graduate Trainee you will deliver a full time job in a partner charity or housing association and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme introducing you to what you need to work and lead in the non-profit sector.
In your placement you might be providing vital business support and evaluation at a national charity like NSPCC, leading on the improvement of infrastructure projects with a housing charity, driving business development with a mental health charity like Mind, or serving a community in a local project. Wherever you’re placed, you’ll have a chance to make a real impact through your work.
Alongside your placement, you will take part in a leadership programme. You’ll be supported by our programme team and an external mentor to help you make the most of the year. Twice a month you’ll come together with your fellow trainees and leaders across the sector to explore and debate the key issues affecting your work and society as a whole. You’ll also produce your own research, helping to raise your profile and develop your understanding of your environment.
At the end of the 12-month scheme you’ll have the experience and skills to kick-start your professional career in the UK social sector and beyond. Charityworks graduates are highly desired with 98% securing employment within 3 months if they were looking for it. Typically, over 66% of graduates stay in their host organisations at the end of the year, and 96% of graduates since 2009 have remained within the non-profit or public sector – some have even gone on to start their own organisations.
Whatever you do in the long-term, Charityworks is a great way to launch your career and get paid to change the world.
The Charityworks Fast-Track is an opportunity to gain professional development experience in preparation to launch a professional career in the non-profit sector as well as fast-track access to the Charityworks Graduate scheme. Here’s what you gain by taking part.
You gain access to professional development days, taking place in April 2020, aimed at developing your leadership skills in preparation to launch a career in the non-profit sector.
You gain fast-track access to the graduate programme in 2020, by skipping straight to our final assessment activities at these supportive development days.
You’ll also gain support in facilitating a work-shadowing opportunity to gain exposure and experience of opportunities in the non-profit sector
After applying to the fast-track, with our short 2-question application form, successful applicants will be invited to take part in a professional development experience in April 2020, known as our development days. Here you’ll get a chance to grow your skillset and understanding of the non-profit sector and develop new skills for your career development. These development days also serve as a fast-track to the final stage assessment activities for Charityworks, and candidates successful through these activities will then join the Charityworks Graduate Programme in 2020.