6 graduate jobs that will allow you to get involved in charity work

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a new role: location, industry, opportunities for progression, salary…

We all want to find a job that suits our own ambitions. However, at the same time, no one wants to feel like they are selling out to make a living – the ethics of an employer is equally as concerning for many. 

Below you’ll find six hiring companies that understand the importance of giving back to society and actively seek to ensure that they, and their employees, do so regularly.

If you’re looking for a job that provides a sense of security and satisfaction but will also let you get out from behind that desk and take on meaningful initiatives outside of work, look no further.

Start the “giving process” right now: send your application.


1. International Citizen Service – Volunteering Programme - Overseas

Deadline: 9 May 2018

Looking for a career that will allow you to travel the world, as well as make a difference? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will allow you to have a direct impact on communities in developing countries across the world. Staying with a host family and working alongside local volunteers, you’ll support life-changing projects, such as improving education standards for young adults. With backing from the UK Government, International Citizen Service partners their volunteers with projects where their skills will be most in-demand, so you can guarantee that your talents will be put to use where they are really needed.  



2. Murray McIntosh – Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Reading

Deadline: 16 January 2018

From the moment you step through the door of this young and growing Recruitment team, you'll know you’re starting your career in a good place. As their trainee, you’ll be given in-house support, access to external courses and clear career goals to help you gain professional qualifications. Throw in unrivalled rewards (think tickets to big sporting events and trips to Las Vegas) and this is one very attractive prospect. However, it’s not only staff members that benefit from the generous culture of the business. Active and big-hearted in equal measure, the team regularly takes on Marathons, Iron Man events, Three Peak Challenges and more to raise money for charity on behalf of the company.  



3. Shopper Media Group – Client Associate - London, Liverpool and Manchester

Deadline: 19 June 2017

With divisions in London, Liverpool and Manchester, growing agency Shopper Media Group helps best-selling brands connect with audiences in major retailers across the UK. As their Client Associate, you’ll create exciting and engaging promotional campaigns for huge clients: Kellogg's, Armani, Nike, Samsung and Nintendo to name a few. However, it won’t just be the prospects of big brands you’ll be supported to improve. You’ll also be free and actively encouraged to raise money for charitable causes close to your heart in whatever way you want. And, when you do, Shopper Media Group will match whatever you’ve earned and add it to your total. 



4. Softcat – Graduate Account Executive - Manchester

Deadline: 28 October 2017

As the UK’s official Best Place to Work’, it’s clear that Softcat knows how to treat people. Yet, amongst the incredible prospects and perks they provide, their dedication to the wider world is also evident. Since 2007, they’ve raised a whopping £1.5 million for various good causes. Plus, a recent incentive trip to South East Asia saw members of the team spending time at a Cambodian school, which also received a £20,000 donation for a new library and scholarships for pupils.



5. Next - Trainee Merchandiser - Leicester 

Deadline: 8 November 2017

Start your Fashion career here, safe in the knowledge that, not only will you be supported by their mentoring scheme, you will have the chance to support your community too. Recognised across the UK as a market-leading Home and Fashion brand, Next also has connections with over 350 registered charities and donated a total of over £5 million in 2015 alone. This Retail giant has also ensured the proceeds of all their plastic carrier bag charges in England, Scotland and Wales go to charity, raising a whopping sum of £717,000. Join the team as a Trainee Merchandiser and help them continue to influence the shape of the British high street: apply today.



6. Harvey Nash, UK Regions – Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Newcastle

Deadline: 21 July 2017

By taking on this role, you’ll play a crucial part in ensuring this global business grows and develops, while becoming a leader in your own right. However, it’s not just Harvey Nash, or your own prospects, that will benefit from you joining the worldwide recruiters; there will be plenty of opportunities to help others while you are there. Their culture of generosity means they work hard on behalf of a charity very close to their hearts, Action For Children, every year. Graduates at Harvey Nash can get involved through annual sponsored sleep-outs, pyjama days, bake sales, weekly boot-camps and more.



This is just a small selection of some of the big hearted companies that we have on GradTouch right now. You have the power to transform your own future: sign up now.