The Humanitarian Trainee Scheme provides successful graduates looking for a long-term career in the sector with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in emergencies and crisis response operations.
The Humanitarian Trainee Scheme (HTS) is an intensive 12-month programme building national capacity in the humanitarian sector.
Having run for over ten years with a proven track record of training future outstanding humanitarians, the HTS combines structured expert-led training, work placements, mentoring and rigorous academic study. Successful HTS graduates receive credits towards a Master’s programme and gain invaluable experience to develop their career within the humanitarian sector.
In Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and Ethiopia, the HTS is delivered under the Talent Development project funded by DFID through the START network as part of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
Please note: the UK Humanitarian Trainee Scheme will not be running in 2017; and the 2017 cohorts for the Jordan, Bangladesh and Kenyan programmes are full.
Who is it aimed at?
If you are a graduate with exceptional communication skills and the motivation and commitment to be part of the next generation of ground-breaking humanitarians, then this programme is for you. The HTS is designed to provide entry-level opportunities for people with less than two years' NGO experience.
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh or Jordan and need to be prepared for deployment at short notice to insecure environments, where they will be expected to work in, and adapt to, extremely challenging situations.