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Graduate Trainee Programme

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   England (South East) - UK
Town/City   Oxford
Type   Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   26/06/2022
Company Name   Proforest
Contact Name   Janka
Telephone   01865243439
Email   personnel@proforest.net
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Proforest Graduate Trainee Programme

This is an extraordinary time for climate, nature and people. Agricultural commodity production has the potential to be part of the solution to many global issues, but there are also many environmental and social challenges. Proforest is a mission-driven organisation that works throughout supply chains supporting the production and sourcing of multiple commodities like sugar, soy, palm oil, coconut, cocoa, beef and fibre in ways that deliver positive environmental and social outcomes for people and the environment.

If you are motivated by being part of a solution to support this transition to responsible production and sourcing and are passionate about taking on challenges at a global scale, we would like to hear from you.

Programme overview

Our Graduate Trainee Programme develops leaders to ensure our continued success as well as the success of our partners and clients. It gives you a thorough overview over essential topics in the fields of responsible sourcing and production and lays the foundations you need to analyse systemic issues, shape strategy, develop innovative solutions, drive the transition to responsible supply chains and deliver positive outcomes at scale. What makes our Graduate Trainee Programme so special is that you will be taking on substantial responsibilities under supervision of sector experts in an international setting, enabling you to contribute to our mission right from the beginning of your career in Proforest.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our consultancy practice and work with global brands. We offer various traineeships across our practice areas:

  • Responsible Sourcing: Help our clients implement their sustainability commitments on ecosystem protection and restoration, workers’ rights, advancing gender equality and engaging with local communities and indigenous people
  • Collaboration: Facilitate collaboration between companies to align objectives and work together in initiatives like the Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, the Soft Commodities Forum or the Palm Oil Collaboration Group
  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives: Support regional partnerships such as the African Palm Oil Initiative that involves governments, companies and NGOs from ten countries, or voluntary sustinability standards and roundtables such as RSPO, RTRS, RA, Bonsucro and Landscale, as well as cross-sectoral good practice initiatives such as AFi and the HCV Resource Network


We are looking for people who are self-motivated, have passion for what we do and are excited about helping deliver our mission. To succeed within Proforest you need the confidence and drive to achieve real change in a challenging environment.

You are an excellent communicator, able to build and deepen collaborative relationships with stakeholders, have strong analytical skills and are able to drive innovation and change.

You will preferably have a relevant Masters’ level qualification, some relevant professional experience in a similar role.


Key terms

  • Salary: £25,000
  • Contract type: Initial 12 months fixed term, permanent contract offered after successful completion of the graduate trainee programme
  • Location: Oxford, UK or Leiden, NL


Please send your CV and cover letter by 26th June 2022 to personnel@proforest.net. We are recruiting for different roles across our practice areas. Please indicate in your application which practice area you are most interested in.

We are recruiting for our Europe team but also like to hear from you if you are interested in joining one of our teams in Southeast Asia, Africa or Latin America and have the right to work there.

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