How you can get your humanitarian career up and running.
From engineering to public health nutrition, aid work covers a wide variety of challenging roles. No matter where your interests or talents lie, you can channel them into helping others around the world.
For many ambitious professionals, waiting for management to recognise their potential can take far too long – which is why achieving career progression through qualifications is such a popular route. And with many universities now offering work-based distance learning programmes, it’s becoming even easier to find the ideal opportunity.
In recent years the advent of the internet and widespread use of the computer has led to a growth in online tuition and study. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than 210,000 students undertook a degree programme via distance learning in 2014 in the UK alone.
The humanitarian effort in response to the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal serves to highlight the fantastic work that aid agencies deliver across the world. Nepalese officials have reported that more than 5,500 people have been confirmed dead and 11,000 injured as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that originated close to Kathmandu.