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Interested in Becoming a For Purpose Fundraising Mentor?

WHAT IS FOR PURPOSE? For Purpose is Ireland’s not-for-profit graduate programme. We attract, mentor and develop the future leaders of the sector. For Purpose connects not-for-profit organisations with talented graduates who are searching ‘for purpose’ in their careers and the chance to make an impact on civil society. HOW DOES FOR PURPOSE WORK? • Graduates […]

For Purpose Attends the gradireland Summer Fair

The For Purpose team was kept busy yesterday at the gradireland careers fair in the RDS, where we were joined by over 3,000 graduates and 40 exhibitors at the fair. There was a substantial level of interest at our stand throughout the day, signifying a strong appetite from third-level graduates for a career in the […]

Adrian McCarthy Discusses the Topic of Future Leaders in the Sector

On Thursday 23rd of May, the For Purpose team were in Croke Park for The Wheel’s Annual Summit. The event, which coincided with The Wheel’s 20th anniversary, focused on how we can promote innovation in the community, voluntary and charity sector to unlock a brighter future for all. A number of seminars took place throughout […]

Six months in – a graduate’s experience of For Purpose

SIX MONTHS AFTER STARTING WITH ACTIONAID IRELAND, JULIANNE FLYNN TALKED TO FOR PURPOSE ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF THE PROGRAMME   FOR PURPOSE: WHAT DID YOU STUDY IN COLLEGE? Julianne Flynn: I studied Sociology and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, with a year abroad at the University of Melbourne. This course is essentially a mixture […]

For Purpose Shortlisted for Graduate Recruitment Award

For Purpose is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2019 in the category of best graduate recruitment website! The For Purpose team will be attending the awards night taking place on the 25th of April in the Mansion House. This nomination is a huge achievement for us […]

For Purpose Recruitment Campaign is Now Live!

For Purpose is delighted to announce the launch of our first recruitment campaign for multiple roles in property surveying! We have partnered with three of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), Clúid Housing, Túath Housing and Co-operative Housing Ireland to recruit and train 3 graduate surveyors as part of the For Purpose programme. AHB organisations […]

For Purpose Attends GradIreland Live!

On Thursday 07th February the For Purpose team attended the GradIreland Live! fair in the RDS where we were joined by over 50 exhibitors and over 4,000 students and graduates. The fair marked a fantastic opportunity for the team to shed light on the potential for graduates to pursue a career in the not-for-profit sector. […]

That’s a wrap for this year!

It has been an eventful year at For Purpose. We are gearing up for the launch of the For Purpose campaign in January 2019, with graduate trainee roles across a range of areas and organisations. 2018 was a significant year for the programme, defined by a number of key moments. In October, the brand of […]

For Purpose Visits DkIT

Yesterday, The For Purpose team attended the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) Careers Fair. We joined over 50 companies at the fair talking to DkIT students about their future career prospects. The For Purpose stand garnered a lot of attention with students eager to learn more about beginning a career in the not-for-profit sector. The […]

The Next Generation of Leaders are Entering the Not-for-Profit Sector and it’s through Graduates

On Wednesday 07th November, For Purpose held its final roundtable session for 2018. We welcomed Caitriona Fottrell, Vice President and Director, Ireland of The Ireland Funds into our offices to speak to graduate trainees on the For Purpose programme. Caitriona spoke about her incredible experience of working in the sector and how she first got […]