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Lead is a hugely popular internship that offers an invaluable opportunity to gain professional paid experience and learn first hand what makes CAP a consistent Sunday Times Best Small Companies award winner. You'll also know your work’s making a difference to the lives of thousands of the poorest and most marginalised people in our society.

Upcoming Lead assessment days:

Friday 16 February 2018

Friday 11 May 2018

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Lead is a one-year paid internship. You'll get unique access to learn from a charity that’s helping over 21,500 people to escape poverty in the UK every year. Not only will you gain professional experience in the non-profit sector, but you’ll also get top quality development opportunities to learn from CAP’s award-winning leadership team, including CAP’s Founder and International Director, John Kirkby, and CEO, Matt Barlow.

Edd Parker - Head of Research, Development & Innovation, CAP

Edd Parker - Head of Research, Development & Innovation, CAP

Leadership programme 2010

‘The best thing about Lead was being able to get a behind the scenes look at one of the fastest growing charities in the UK.’

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Lead is ideal for ambitious individuals with a passion for showing poverty and injustice who's boss. Over 100 individuals at various stages of their career have completed it and gone on to excel in their chosen career paths. If you too have a desire to learn, grow and step out in faith with God, then what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Kiri Saunders - External Communications Manager, CAP

Kiri Saunders - External Communications Manager, CAP

Leadership programme 2017

‘I've always enjoyed leading and grew up with a passion for fighting injustice, so when I heard about the Lead programme I immediately applied. Lead helped me to identify and develop my strengths, challenged me to grow and learn new leadership skills. It's amazing to see how much CAP invests in those who do Lead and I've been able to excel in my career as a result.’

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Lead is a springboard that empowers people to succeed in lots of different spheres. With excellent opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and expertise in the charity sector, many people have found the Lead programme a key element to advancing their career and nurturing their faith. 

Matt Stone - Pastoral and Welfare Manager, Manchester Academy

Matt Stone - Pastoral and Welfare Manager, Manchester Academy

Leadership programme 2013

‘Lead will be important and influential to you, as much as you will allow it… Spiritually you are bound to grow in faith and understanding of your role when it comes to serving as a man, or woman, of God.’

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Throughout the year there are excellent development opportunities, from professional experience within a department through to a range of seminars and one-to-one mentoring from the charity’s leadership team. You'll also have the opportunity to grow in faith as you discover and use your God-given gifts and potential.

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