We connect graduates with social impact organisations

The For Purpose Social Impact Graduate Programme was established to provide a structured and unified graduate programme for the charity and community sector in Ireland. It is designed to provide a career path into the sector, support early career professionals and help meet the current and future needs of the sector.

We connect social impact organisations with talented graduates who are searching for purpose in their careers and the chance to make an impact on society. We recruit positions across a range of career paths, from fundraising and communications to finance, HR, and more. For Purpose is part of 2into3, who have been working since 2006 to build the capacity of organisations to have a transformative social impact.

Why Invest In Graduate Talent?

Why Invest in Graduate Talent

“From our very first meeting with the team at For Purpose, they made the process incredibly easy. The For Purpose team took complete responsibility for every stage of the process including drafting the job specification, advertising the role, screening applications as well as preparing us for the final stage interviews.

During the interviews, the real value of For Purpose became apparent as each of the shortlisted candidates were nothing short of exceptional. We were delighted with the entire process and could not recommend the services of For Purpose more highly.”

“Within an organisation, a graduate might be the only person at that level, so it is good to have a wider network where everyone is in the same boat.

Grads engage with others at the same level of experience/ inexperience so there is camaraderie, support and it is a comfortable environment to learn.”

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Why Work With Us?

Our Track Record

Screening Interviews

We held 134 screening interviews.

Graduate Career Progression

Upon completion of the For Purpose programme, 65% of graduates progressed within their organisation.

Graduate Roles

In 2023, we filled 9 successful graduate roles.

Applications Received

We received 724 applications throughout 2023 in total – an average of 80 per role.

Shortlisted Candidates

68% of all shortlisted candidates were deemed appointable.

Panel Interviews

We conducted 38 panel (client) interviews.

Our Recruitment Process

For Purpose Social Impact Graduate Programme Process

Organisations Who Have Partnered With For Purpose


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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

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