The DFID Graduate Recruitment Scheme 2013: Apply!

Deadline: March 12, 2013

Applications are now open for the DFID Graduate Recruitment Scheme 2013. The Scheme offers a diverse range of work experience in key teams across DFID, all united by a single goal: to tackle poverty and help people in developing countries improve their lives.

Job Information

During the paid 50 week development placement, you will work with experienced professionals on specific projects, for example, contributing to evaluating where, when and how DFID delivers the UK’s aid programme. You will take on a role suited to your skills experience, in one of a number of areas, including:

  • Middle East & Africa Policy & Development
  • Conflict, Humanitarian Crisis & Security
  • EU, UN & Commonwealth Policy
  • Private Sector Development
  • Climate, Environment & Infrastructure
  • Civil Society
  • Youth Development and Policy
  • World Health
  • Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
  • Research, Evidence & Evaluation
  • Development Education
  • Aid Project Analysis, Procurement, Value for Money Audit
  • IT, Finance and HR


The Graduate Development Scheme will provide you with valuable work experience and challenges that will develop your skills across a broad range of areas.

According to Mark Lowcock, the DFID Permanent Secretary, ‘the new graduate development scheme is a fantastic opportunity for graduates to gain experience and skills within the development sector.’

DFID is committed to supporting all staff to realise their potential. Joining DFID will give you the opportunity to work with a structured development programme designed to help you learn and contribute as quickly as possible. Your personal development plan will include in-house workshops, seminars and prominent speaker events, e-learning, a mentor and dedicated time for reflection and peer-to-peer learning.


DFID is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all parts of the community.

For more information, click here.