Interested in a career in the not-for-profit sector?

The For Purpose programme offers opportunities in a range of different career paths for you to begin your career in the not-for-profit sector. If your ambition is to have a career with purpose, then you’re in the right place!

We offer opportunities in a variety of strands which are determined by the needs of For Purpose partner organisations. The first For Purpose campaign will commence in January 2019, so watch this space for updates on when applications for the programme are open!

If you’re already a graduate and you’re searching for a role in the not-for-profit sector right now, then For Purpose also has a place for you. We offer individual graduate traineeships on a rolling basis with organisations who have an immediate need for a graduate trainee. Have a look at what current opportunities we have available on the For Purpose programme here.

Want to know what partner organisations you could be working with on the For Purpose programme? Check them out here.

How does the application process work?

  • Graduates apply to the strands available on the For Purpose programme (e.g. the fundraising & communications strand, social care strand, etc.). You can apply to more than one strand if you wish but certain strands require specific qualifications – make sure to have a look at the description of the strand before applying to see if you the meet the criteria.
  • Applications for the programme are screened by the For Purpose team and candidates who meet the criteria are invited for an interview with the team.
  • Candidates who are successful at the screening stage are then shortlisted and ‘matched’ with different For Purpose partner organisations for a final interview stage. Preferences in terms of candidates preferred sectors are taken into account prior to matching.
  • From this process, graduate trainees on the programme are selected and an offer is made directly by partner organisations. The trainees contract of employment is therefore issued directly by the partner organisation, not For Purpose.
  • Traineeships are typically 12 months in duration; however, strands may vary in length. The goal at the end of each traineeship is for the graduate to remain and progress with the organisation beyond the duration of their initial role.