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The following is a Graduate Review for Charityworks.

Charityworks scores 3.1/5 based on 41 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Charityworks. Employees are asked to rate Charityworks on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £17,000 - £19,000

Current salary: £17,000 - £19,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 9:30

Finish: 17:45

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Do your research to understand what this grad scheme offers and does not offer. Be prepared to be flexible and adapt to make the best of the role you are placed in. Charityworks is great if you want to explore a number of areas within the third sector and build experience, if you know already the exact specialism you want to pursue a direct entry job may be preferable.

Leave time for the application, it is quite an extensive form. Pay attention to the specific values of the scheme and tailor your answers to show that you are someone who will work to those values and be willing to learn more. Specifically - being self-reflective, curious to learn and intellectually/politically aware, someone who challenges themselves to achieve more and reach specific goals they have set.

If you don't know, find out what a housing association is and whether you would be happy to work for one.

Do you have any interview tips?

Try to draw on a range of your experiences in the competency interview. Many of those applying will have extensive volunteering and student society-type experience - if you can differentiate yourself and show how your unique path has led you to this graduate scheme it will help. You don't need to have a very specific idea about what career you want long term but knowing exactly what you want to get out of the year on the grad scheme in terms of learning will strengthen your answers.

At the assessment centre be confident but not domineering, as assessment centres go this was one of the friendliest I attended. Again remember the scheme's values, these are often woven into pair work or group exercises. Try to read the news around charities and housing associations, the written exercises focussed on issues/debates affecting them.

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