Our minimum academic requirements are a 2:1 at degree level (or equivalent) OR a Masters. We do not have a preference for particular degrees or disciplines.*
You must have at least one piece of experience which allows you to demonstrate your commitment to social change (this can be paid or unpaid, at home or abroad, and can include caring responsibilities).*
Ability to competently use basic IT software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office or equivalent), which may include any adaptations/adjustments as required.*
Due to the fact that we partner with a range of organisations and place Graduate Trainees into a vast number of varied roles, it is not possible to provide a detailed job description that applies to all positions at this stage. That said, there are 8 competencies which we believe are core to you succeeding on the programme. Through our selection process you will be assessed against the following criteria:
6th October 2016 – 28th February 2017: Applications open
10th October 2016 – 7th March 2017: Online tests
May 2017 – early June 2017: Assessment centres
Mid June 2017: Programme offers
Mid June 2017 – Mid August 2017: Placement matching
1st September 2017: Programme starts
Application Form: We will ask you to submit your personal details, education history and answer 4 questions which are designed to assess your motivations to join Charityworks. We strongly encourage you to read the information on our website and complete the self-selection tool before submitting your application.
Online Tests: All candidates who submit an application form will be invited to sit three online tests and your application form will be shortlisted on the basis of your combined scores across these tests. You can access further information and practice tests on our provider’s website. The three tests are as follows:
Assessment Centre: If you pass the online tests and your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to one of our full day assessment centres that will take place across England during May and early June 2017 (dates and locations TBC). During the day you will take part in an interview and a variety of individual and group activities to assess you against our core competencies and values. Full details of the assessment centre will be sent to candidates in advance of the day.
Programme Offer: Candidates who have performed best throughout the selection process will be made an offer to join the Charityworks programme in mid June. In 2016, we are aiming to have 120-150 graduate trainees on the 2017/18 Charityworks cohort, placed across our partner charities and housing associations across England.
Placement Matching: If you are successful in being made a programme offer, Charityworks will place you into a role within one of our partner organisations. You will have the opportunity to state your preferences any restrictions you have around geography, role type and charitable cause, and these will be taken into account during the matching process. Charityworks is designed to fill real jobs across a diverse sector experiencing significant flux. Ultimately we will work to match you to a placement that is a good fit for you out of those that are available, but you may be offered a role that you would not have previously considered. Candidates should note that a programme offer does not constitute an offer of employment and is subject to the securing of a suitable placement and to references and pre-employment checks.
Feedback: We aim to provide quantitative feedback to all candidates who progress to the assessment centre stage of the process and beyond. Unfortunately, due the number of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who do not progress to the assessment centre stage of the process, and given the nature of our selection process (merit-based, and againsta clear criteria and scoring framework), we will not provide qualitative feedback for any stage of the process.
Charityworks is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible application process to all candidates and is actively working to improve the diversity of workforces and the non-profit sector. If you require adjustments to any part of the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or by calling 020 3620 5252, and we will work with you to identify adjustments that will allow you to perform at your best.
You can access a pdf containing tips and support for writing the best application you can, by clicking to download our Charityworks Help to Apply Pack here
Click below to view our webinar, which includes a skills support component designed to help you during the application form, online tests and assessment centre process. It’s an expansion of the Help to Apply pack, delivered by a member of the Charityworks team.
To apply to Charityworks, please follow this link to our dedicated application site
If you experience any difficulties in accessing the site or want to apply via an alternative format to the online form, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application and regardless of the outcome, we wish you all the best for your future career.