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For Purpose Ireland's Not-for-Profit Graduate Programme

Are you searching for a career with purpose? Start your career with Ireland’s largest not-for-profit graduate programme! Applications open all year round. 

We connect not-for-profit organisations with ambitious graduates who want to make an impact in civil society through their careers. The not-for-profit sector encompasses everything from social services organisations who work with vulnerable people to health organisations who provide vital, life-saving services. The sector also includes international organisations who work across the globe in developing nations and approved housing bodies who provide social housing – For Purpose provides graduate traineeships across a diverse range of not-for-profit organisations that play a key role in Irish society.

We are looking for graduates across a broad range of degree disciplines to work with our not-for-profit partner organisations. The programme is taking applications now for graduate traineeships across a range of areas including property surveying, housing management, fundraising & communications with further areas to be added soon. The programme offers full-time paid graduate traineeships in the sector and a comprehensive training and development programme including access to formal accreditation routes.

The not-for-profit sector is a hugely rewarding place to work in and has evolving needs and challenges – so we need talented graduates to join us! If you’re searching for a career with purpose and opportunities to develop and advance then apply today to be a part of For Purpose.

Fostering Future Leaders

Graduate trainees on the For Purpose programme are supported by one-to-one monthly mentoring sessions provided by experienced professionals working in the not-for-profit sector as well as attending roundtable sessions covering a range of areas directly related to working in the not-for-profit sector. For Purpose provides you with the supports and foundation to begin your career and develop your skills and potential as a leader.

Traineeships in social housing offer access to accreditation for property surveyors with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and for housing officers with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). More information on this can be found below under 2019 programme.

2019 Programme

We are now taking applications for our 2019 programme in social housing! We are actively searching for graduate trainees in property surveying and housing management. If you are interested in this area please see the link below.

Current Vacancies

For Purpose also offers a range of graduate opportunities with different not-for-profit organisations on a continuous basis throughout the year. We currently have a number of traineeships in fundraising and communications available, check out the links below for more information on these opportunities.

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