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So you think you want to be an Aid Worker?

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So you think you want to be an Aid Worker?

This one-day workshop is an essential introduction for anyone interested in a career in the humanitarian sector. You will hear first hand experiences from individuals who have been involved in humanitarianism, learn about the nature of humanitarian relief, and look at the skills you have to bring to the sector.

You will also have the chance to go through the application process for the humanitarian sector, learning about where to apply, and what kind of skills are in demand. HR professionals from the humanitarian sector will help you adapt your CV and existing skills to match humanitarian language. The course will also advise you on further routes of study to inform your career as an aid worker.

What does the course cover?

  • The disaster cycle

  • Codes and standards in humanitarianism

  • Humanitarianism in practice

  • The humanitarian sector

  • CV-writing for the humanitarian sector

  • Employment, volunteering, internship, and training resources and opportunities

  • Personal stories and experiences


By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand how the humanitarian sector operates

  • Have questioned and learnt from experienced humanitarian workers

  • Be able to explain how the humanitarian sector works

  • Have further insight into your own motivations for entering the sector

  • Know how to make contact with key agencies

  • Have identified what to do next and how to go about it

Course structure:

Registration is from 9.00am, with the course starting at 9.15am and concluding by 5.00pm. The day is broken up into four sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk 

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
1 day
Location
London
Timezone
Europe/London
Price
£90.00 - £220.00
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