Aid workers are specialists in emergency management, health, engineering, logistics, architecture, disaster law and a wide range of other fields.
Aid work is a very competitive field. To be a successful candidate, you will need to demonstrate you have considerable experience in your area of expertise, and that you can succeed in resource-poor environments. Exposure to a range of technical challenges is ideal preparation.
It is important to understand what role you would like to play in the sector, ensure you are recognised by professional bodies, and gain relevant technical skills and qualifications.
Our Careers in Aid Work course can help you discover how your skills can be useful, and gain information on how to approach gaining a career in the aid sector.