We have worked closely with local Universities on projects which have helped Challenge Wales but also put something solid onto someone’s CV.

A work placement is an unpaid role within the charity, and the person in post will be working with us for anything from 2 weeks to 6 months.  A work placement role might be in the areas of market research, events, volunteer processes or education focussed.

If you are interested in a work placement then please contact Challenge Wales to discuss further. We will have no more than 2 work placements at a time and you will need to be a self-starter able to work on your own, at times, and as part of a team. These roles are often linked to your course or degree.

Work Placement through Cardiff Metropolitan University

Role: To create a photo library and identify stock images for use from over 1,000 pictures. To manage press and mailing database

Work Placements through Cardiff University

Role: Investigating education work packs through market research and development and develop ideas for activities onboard that will link through to the curriculum.

Role: To identify a suitable system for tracking and monitoring volunteer activity and identifying new routes to find suitable skilled volunteers.


“Working with Challenge Wales provided me with a brilliant opportunity to test my existing skills as well as develop new ones. I was allowed to use my creativity to bring some new ideas to the charity and it was a pleasure to feel I could make a difference to a great cause. Completing my internship with Challenge Wales helped me gain the experience and confidence I need to progress with my career.”