• Groundwork's Graduate Volunteer Project Assisant (VPA)

    Groundwork's Graduate Volunteer Project Assisant (VPA) has helped over 2,000 people take their first steps into professional careers. Our graduate work experience scheme started in the early 90's as a way to provide unemployed graduates with real project management experience and to break the cycle of no job = no experience = no job. We place graduates in Greater Manchester Groundwork Trust for 4, 6 or 12 week placements and provide support with training, development and networking opportunities to build your CV and your confidence. There are a range of opportunities to suit your skill set and career path. We currently have placements in areas such as: Business Development / Conservation Youth and Communities / Landscape Design Criminal Justice / Youth Investment Projects Education / Volunteer Management What's in it for you? 4, 6 or 12 weeks of graduate level responsibility on live projects Placements shaped around your vision of a professional career Build skills, confidence and employability to impress at interviews Work projects that are changing lives and local communities Network with employers and project partners Time for and support with job search Travel expenses, equipment and uniform (if necessary) provided

    Contact for further details: Frances Muscatelli
    Contact phone number: 0161 624 1444

    Time: 4, 6 or 12 week placements
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free

    Professional Referral: No
    Self Referral: Yes
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: No

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: Groundwork Greater Manchester
    Organisation Profile:

    We are a charity established to help our local communities. Big global issues, the economy, the environment, have a big local impact. We work across our local areas helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. We are passionate about creating a future where every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

    Charity Number: 514726