Kick start your career in the non-profit sector


Applications for Charityworks 2018 are open now!

Charityworks is a PAID, 12 month graduate scheme which will give you all the skills and tools you need to build a career in the UK non-profit sector.

As a Charityworks Graduate Trainee you will undertake a full time job in a partner charity or housing association, and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme.

You’ll build experience of the sector, gain an understanding of the key issues, and have access to a national network dedicated to making a difference. You’ll do a real job in a placement organisation ranging from national charities like AgeUK and NSPCC to award-winning local housing associations like Poplar HARCA in the East End of London, to national organisations like the National Housing Federation.

You’ll be matched with a Charityworks Programme Manager and external mentor to help you make the most of the year. Twice a month you’ll come together with your fellow trainees and leaders across the sector to explore and debate the key issues affecting your work and society as a whole. You’ll also produce your own research, helping to raise your profile and develop your understanding of your environment.

For more information and to apply now visit:


Enhance your CV and learn new skills with a FREE Study Plus course!

Enhance your CV, learn something new and earn Employability Points by taking a FREE Study Plus course!

Study Plus provides the chance to learn new skills alongside your degree. There are so many courses to choose from, including:

  • Business start-up workshops
  • Talking Cultures: Exploring Intercultural Competence
  • Business Mandarin for beginners
  • Dirty History: Exploring Film & TV Medievalisms
  • Preparing Dissertations or Extended Assignments with Microsoft Word
  • Spanish for travel
  • Digital Photography
  • Big Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy

SAC’s own Dr Ian Bride will be running several courses, introducing students to woodland management and woodland crafts, in a fun, practical and interactive way:

  • Understanding Traditional British Woodland Management – Cutting it down, cutting it up: basic timber processing
  • Woodland Coppicing: Understanding and Practice
  • Making a Besom (Witches Broom) for Halloween
  • Origins and making of Christmas wreaths

For more information about all of the Study Plus courses offered and how to sign up visit: