Become a Host Institution
Why should I host a graduate trainee?
Benefit from the bright and enthusiastic high-calibre graduates that CASE recruits for the Programme. The Programme a great way for institutions to spot and retain talent and many go on to employ their trainees on a permanent basis following completion of the Programme.
The CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Programme establishes a strong base of future major gift fundraisers and development directors, ensuring the ongoing growth in fundraising capacity, voluntary gifts and philanthropy to the education sector.
Host institutions seeking talented and high-calibre individuals can use the Programme as a way to identify talented and passionate fundraising staff interested in educational philanthropy.
Host institutions and organisations:
Previous graduates have taken up graduate trainee placements at the following universities or organisations:
Host institutions provide their graduate trainee with a 50-week contract during which time the graduate trainee will undertake assignments and projects that will provide develop their core fundraising skills and enable the graduate trainee to rotate through at least three areas of a development office. The host university provides a senior member of staff to oversee the trainee's development programme and this person reports back to CASE Europe on the trainee's development.
Each participating institution pays for their trainee’s salary. 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 institution’s own pay and grading structure.
Each participating institution pays a fee to CASE Europe to cover: project management, national advertising and recruitment, training and participation in CASE conferences and the mentoring programme. This is £7,750 + VAT (where applicable) per annum.