For Purpose provides not-for-profit organisations with access to a pool of highly capable and ambitious graduates who want to make an impact on civil society.

The programme provides graduate traineeships across a wide range of career paths in a number of different sectors ranging from social services, international, housing & development and more.

“Through For Purpose’s thorough and comprehensive recruitment process we’re confident that we can get a candidate who can immediately step up and start assisting and performing from day one”

Public Fundraising ManagerFocus Ireland

Why Join the Programme?

Access to high potential graduates

We attract high-potential graduates who can serve a dual purpose of addressing your organisation’s entry-level resourcing requirements while also providing a pipeline of talent for the future.

Mentoring & Graduate Development

Graduate trainees on the programme receive one-to-one monthly mentoring sessions from an experienced For Purpose Mentor as well as attending roundtable sessions hosted by sector leaders.

Full Recruitment Process

We manage each stage of the recruitment process from the start through to completion, significantly reducing the time and administrative requirements for organisations.

Facilitated Training

For Purpose provides a day per month of facilitated training sessions for graduates on certain strands of the programme. The training sessions cover a range of modules ranging from presentation skills to communication skills and not-for-profit sector knowledge.

Proven Track Record

Since 2012, For Purpose has had 58 graduates on the programme – 92% of these trainees were offered entry-level roles by the organisation on completion of their traineeship.

Programme Tailored to your Organisation’s requirements

We develop tailored traineeships across different career paths based on the needs of your organisation.

Growing Future Leaders

75% of For Purpose alumni are still working in the not-for-profit sector.

Organisations Who Have Partnered With For Purpose