CASE Europe Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme 2019/2020

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Application Deadline: January 4th 2019

CASE Europe’s Graduate Trainee Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for high quality graduates and postgrads seeking a career in fundraising and philanthropy within schools, higher education and not-for-profit sectors.

For those interested in fundraising, philanthropy and advancement, the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme is a great way to begin a career in the sector and to see the benefits those professions bring to the higher education sector and beyond.

The Scheme offers graduates a unique opportunity to develop a range of skills and experience through interactive workshops, alongside year-long placements at schools, universities and not-for-profit organisations. Graduate trainees benefit from access to professional development training and mentoring, and are able to build an invaluable supportive network of peers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria for the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme 2019 -2020:

1. Must be about to Graduate or a recent Graduate

2. Have a demonstrable interest in fundraising, campaigning or events management

3. Must be eligible to work in the UK or Europe

4. Must be willing to work in any of the specified regions


Graduate trainees work within each area of a development office of an educational institution – gaining experience and developing skills in alumni relations, prospect management, annual and regular giving, stewardship, fundraising campaigns, major gifts, events and partnerships. The breadth of the experience provides graduates with a fully rounded view of fundraising within education and the role it plays in supporting the institutions. For those looking for a career in fundraising, the Graduate Trainee Scheme is a great opportunity.

  • A mentor is provided for each trainee along with networking opportunities, online resources like the CASE member benefitsCASE Community and the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee LinkedIn group.
  • During the year-long placement, graduate trainees will spend one month at another university with an emerging development function. This month-long placement will give the graduate trainee increased responsibility and autonomy.
  • In addition to the CASE Europe Annual Conference, those on the Scheme also attend the Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising and one other CASE conference or seminar.
  • Successful applicants will be employed by a host university on a 50‐week contract. As a guide the basic salary will be approximately £18,000 – £20,000 per annum outside London and £20,000 – £24,000 per annum in London. The salary will depend on each university’s own pay and grading structure. Host universities may increase those salaries in order to bring remuneration into line with their own pay and grading structure.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CASE Europe Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme 2019/2020

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