Working in International Development

DFIDFor anyone interested in working in international development DFID (the UK Government Department for International Development) will be hosting a presentation for University of Edinburgh students on Monday.  They will be talking about their 50 week graduate scheme which is open for applications now (closing date 25 February).

The main DFID presenter will be accompanied by 2 Edinburgh graduates who have successfully been through the programme, one working in Improving Aid and Impact Team and the other with the Africa Directorate, who will take part and answer any questions.  It’s on:

Monday 27 January 2014, 2pm – 3.30pm George Square Lecture Theatre, George Square

No registration, just turn up.  Further details here

I’ve copied some details of their graduate scheme below and you can find further details and how to apply on SAGE (search under the employer tab for DFID).

“For those aspiring to a career in the development sector, we offer unique and crucial support for taking that first step. Our 50 week, paid programme will begin September 2014 . It will provide the chance for you to become immersed in DFID’s dynamic environment and contribute to priority projects which make a real difference to improving people’s lives in developing countries.

You will be assigned to a department to work with a wide range of committed, inspiring and influential experts and professionals. We will provide support and challenge as you gain invaluable work experience and develop your competence in making effective decisions, collaborating, partnering and delivering at pace.”

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