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December 7, 2015

Become a Charity Apprentice and get into the charity sector!

Getting into the charity sector can be challenging. That's why we partnered with Charity Apprentice to help get more talented and passionate people into the sector. You could be the next apprentice...

We often get asked for advice on getting into the charity sector. It's a highly competitive charity sector and breaking into it can be challenging. That's why in 2015 we partnered with Charity Apprentice to help give talented people the opportunity to get into the sector they passionately want to work in.

Charity Apprentice is a one-year course for anyone looking for a rewarding career in charity. In 2016 there will be just 50 places available on the course with two free scholarships up for grabs.

The part-time online course consists of accessible online learning tasks; real life challenges; and social change on the ground. It covers the basics from what charities do, through to international development, the different careers available in the charity sector and some of the issues around charity work.

Apprentices build a wealth of practical experience required for a career in the third sector, having the opportunity to run their own fundraising campaign and launch their own social enterprise. The course includes a 4-week placement at one of Child.org's projects in Kenya or Uganda. This provides valuable experience in working with local partners delivering sustainable programmes, working on projects tailored to apprentices own skills and experience.

Charity Apprentice places have been subsidised by the Sofronie Foundation, who have also covered the costs of the two scholarship places. Sofronie is a grant-making foundation supporting work with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from the UK and overseas. For more information about their work, please visit sofronie.org.

Charity Apprentice is delivered by Child.org - an international development charity working in sub-Saharan Africa supporting equal opportunities for children. Child.org look at a child's circumstances and address whatever problems are standing in the way of their right to an education and a happy, healthy life. More about the charity's work can be found at child.org.

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