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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 2022.

Is there a deadline for applications?

Yes. We have recruitment days coming up on 28 March and 23 May, so if you want to be considered for either of these days, your application must be received by us at least two weeks in advance.

Where is the Internship based?

You’ll join around 400 passionate Christians who share your heart for the poor at CAP’s head office 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.

When do interviews take place?

We're currently holding assessment days online, using Google Meet (you don’t need a Gmail account to access this). The day will involve an interview and getting to know more about CAP.

What dates does the Internship run from?

The CAP Internship this year will start on 5 September 2022 and end on 4 August 2023.

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 within your working day, and you’ll receive free top quality teaching and investment from a range of leaders within CAP, including input from the CEO of the charity, and other members of the Core team.

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. Development days are timetabled in throughout the year. 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 compulsory bank holidays and flexible holidays throughout your time with us.

How often would we take part in worship or prayer during our working day?

Our spiritual rhythm at CAP varies but each day there are allocated times in which we take part in some of the following: corporate worship and prayer, team prayers, reflection, and praying for our clients.

Is there an expectation to fundraise for CAP during my internship?

Our ‘In it together’ programme encourages all our staff to be involved in fundraising for the charity. As interns we suggest setting a target of around £3,000 but we will work with you to help you make a plan for your fundraising, breaking it down into manageable chunks that you’ll be confident you can achieve. From our experience in fundraising and supporting others in their fundraising, we’re well placed to offer ideas, advice and encouragement. Raising the funds is not mandatory but is very much encouraged, and your place does not depend on you meeting your target.

Is there accommodation available?

No. Many like to make the most of sharing accommodation with others on the programme, and we will put you in touch, with your consent, with those taking part in the Internship. We will also help provide information about 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.

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