This is not a graduate scheme, so trainees do not need to have a degree (or other formal qualifications), nor do they need to have worked for a charity before. Our scheme is unique in what we offer and look for in a trainee, with passion and enthusiasm for fighting against inequality being more important to us than qualifications and work experience.
Trainees rotate between teams and projects, supporting a range of campaigns and activities, from conducting policy research to event planning, and from digital communications to community fundraising. During their time on the scheme, trainees can expect to get a good understanding of how a large aid and development organisation works, particularly how Oxfam does campaigning, policy and influencing. They also have the opportunity to develop general skills, such as project management, writing, communication and research, as well as learn specifically about what Oxfam works on.
In return, trainees are expected to share their ideas, insight and skills with our teams.
Our trainees are paid above the Oxford living wage and the recruitment is conducted in a way, we hope, makes the opportunity accessible to all, regardless of their background. We currently take five trainees per year (four based in Oxford; one in Manchester) and recruit for the scheme at two moments in the year
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