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Working life at Oxfam

Working for Oxfam will open up the world to you and enrich your career in a way that no other poverty charity can do. Here are some of the kinds of people you might meet, and a taste of life working at Oxfam.

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In their own words

Seeing people learn from your experience, or sharing a joke, even a glint in the eye, an honest smile and a feeling that what we do really makes a difference: this is the best thing about this job.

Jonathan, Bangladesh

Every single person working from Oxfam is helping change lives and reduce poverty. There is no better way of spending your days!

Mark (Chief Executive)

I work in a team of about 18 and we all get on really well inside and outside of work. I'm more than aware of how rare that is in a workplace. The upshot is I don't feel like work is a chore at all, even when projects get tough.

Mike, Oxford

Whether you're a member of staff, a volunteer, or an intern, something fuels your dedication to the Oxfam cause. We all get out of bed, occasionally pull our hair out, and run around stairwells and disaster zones for our fellow humankind.

Beth, Oxford

In pictures: Life at Oxfam

Life in the field

Jenny's story

"Keep with it - you will get there if you have 100% passion to work in the humanitarian sector!"

Blessing's story

Blessing gives some advice and talks about his career path to becoming a Humanitarian Support Person with Oxfam.

What others say about Oxfam

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