International Trade Development Programme Opportunities - DIT
Department for International Trade
Your enthusiasm for our experience.
A fair exchange?
International Trade Development Programme opportunities
At the Department for International Trade (DIT), we believe the best trade professionals come from all walks of life. Your personality and passion matter more than the places and dates on your CV. So, even if you haven’t worked in business or government before, you could be the perfect fit for our exciting new International Trade Development Programme.
What you’ll do
Our two-year programme comprises four separate work placements.
- Six months with the Trade Policy Group (TPG) in London
- Six months with the Global Trade and Investment (GTI) team in London
- Six months working in one of DIT’s 127 offices based across the world to support UK trade policy, exports and investments.
- A final six months working with another London team, carefully chosen
to prepare you for your next international trade career move
You’ll learn all kinds of vital skills, including:
- Researching and developing new policy thinking
- Building relationships with contacts in partner countries
- Reporting orally and in writing on the policy and projects you’re involved in
- Handling Parliamentary and public correspondence
- Working with stakeholders across government and beyond
We’re looking for character and ambition over experience-packed CVs. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve worked in government or business before. We want people who are keen to make a significant contribution to the government’s work in the UK and overseas.
You’ll also show:
- Good judgement and political understanding
- Resilience and adaptability, particularly when working with ambiguity
- An ability to compile, assimilate, distil, interpret and present evidence and options
- A persuasive and influential nature, with an ability to form
collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
If you can show evidence of the below, we’ll exchange it for all the training and experience you need.
- A strong interest in a career in international trade
- An ability to apply structured tools and techniques to policy development
- An ability to develop oral briefing, communication and forward-thinking skills
- A collaborative approach to work
- An interest in developing skills in programme and project management
If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to trade – find out more or apply for the programme now.
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