The CAP Internship programme: FAQs
How many places are there on the CAP Internship programme?
We’re on the lookout for 16 individuals to join our programme in September 2021.
Is there a deadline for applications?
Yes. We have a recruitment day coming up on 19 May so if you want to be considered for either of these days, your application must be received by us at least 2 weeks in advance.
Where is the Internship based?
You’ll join over 300 passionate Christians who share your heart for the poor at CAP’s head office, Jubilee Mill, in Bradford*. You'll spend your time working as a key member of a specific department within the charity. You will get to take advantage of seminars, coaching and input from the leadership team on development days, with others on the Internship.
*Currently, due to COVID-19, this will be a mix of working in the office and from home, as we continue to follow Government guidelines. This will be reviewed as restrictions are reduced and it is the hope that the September intake will work from our Head Office.
When do interviews take place?
We're currently holding assessment days online, using Google Meet. The day will involve an interview, participating in a group activity and getting to know more about CAP. For more informaton on upcoming assessment days and deadlines for applications, visit capuk.org/cap-internship.
What dates does the Internship run from?
The CAP Internship this year will start on 6th September 2021 and end on 5th August 2022.
Is the internship voluntary or employed?
On the programme you’ll be employed by CAP and paid a basic salary for the hours that you work in your department each week. The training CAP will provide is classed as voluntary as you’ll receive free top quality teaching and investment from a range of leaders within CAP, including regular input from both the Founder and the CEO of the charity.
What hours do I work and do I get holidays?
The normal hours you'll be expected to work are Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 5pm. This includes 30 hours of department work and additional self development time. There are lots of other optional things you can choose to get involved with as well, such as volunteering at CAP training days and supporter events. You’ll have a mixture of fixed (Easter) and flexible holidays throughout your time with us.
What support do I get for the £3,000 fundraising challenge?
You can raise the agreed fundraising amount over the course of the year. At the beginning of the programme we’ll help you to make a plan for your fundraising and break it down into manageable chunks, which you’ll be confident you can achieve. From our experience helping many previous intakes, we’re well placed to offer ideas, advice and encouragement. Raising the funds isn't mandatory but is very much encouraged, and your place does not depend on you raising this amount of money.
Is there accommodation available?
No. Many like to take advantage of sharing with others on the programme and we will put you in touch with those taking part in the Internship. We will also give guidance and recommendations for suitable accommodation within the local area.
What do people go on to do after the Internship finishes?
The CAP Internship programme is often a springboard that empowers people to go on and succeed in many different spheres. Many have gone on to work for a range of other charities and churches whilst others have started careers in fields such as engineering, law, IT and accountancy. Some have even gone on to gain jobs at CAP, staying with our team for the longer term.