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Child.org offers 50 places on Charity Apprentice course

Child.org offers 50 places on Charity Apprentice course

Child.org is inviting people to apply for its Charity Apprentice 2016 course, which aims to train apprentices in the practical skills and experience that they need to gain a job in the sector.

The part-time, year long course takes place online with the option of a four-week work placement with the charity’s partners in Kenya or Uganda. During the course, apprentices will develop their own fundraising campaigns, learn about marketing and brand, run their own social enterprise, and pitch corporate fundraising products.

Applications opened in November, and 50 places are available. The course costs £1250, or £550 for those opting out of the four weeks in Africa. For the first time this year, the course has also awarded two scholarships. Places on the course have been subsidised by grant-making foundation Sofronie, which has also covered the costs of the two scholarship places.

Ellie Dawes who manages the Charity Apprentice course said:

“Charity Apprentice is all about the world-changing charity leaders of the future. I’m thrilled that, thanks to support from Sofronie, we are able to offer two applicants the chance to take on Charity Apprentice who might otherwise have found the price a barrier.”

The course launched last year, and 2014’s apprentices have found jobs at charities including ActionAid, and Step by Step.

More information on the application process is available at: charityapprentice.org/applying-charity-apprentice.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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