Proforest Graduate Trainee Programme



This is an exciting opportunity to join our consultancy practice and work with global brands. We
offer various traineeships across our practice areas and we are recruiting now for
our September cohort.

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.


In this role you will carry-out assigned project tasks and support the delivery of projects.
You will develop an understanding of our project management systems and support the effective
project management and control, incl. supporting proposal development, project planning,
subcontracting, monitoring of time and budget, invoicing, etc. You will develop an in-depth
knowledge of relevant topics and keep up-to-date with developments within the area of
responsible production/sourcing of agricultural commodities.


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, organisational and project management skills. You will
preferably have a relevant Masters’ level qualification, some relevant professional experience
in a similar role would be advantageous but not essential. 

We are recruiting now for our September cohort. Please send your CV and cover
letter by 18th June for our September cohort, together
with confirmation that you have the right to work in either the UK or The
 to [email protected].

  • Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Location: Oxford, UK or Leiden, Netherlands

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

Proforest operates on a hybrid basis both in our Oxford and Leiden offices. We encourage
staff to attend the office as often as possible to maximise interactions with colleagues but
also appreciate individual circumstances and preferences. We ask that staff attend the office
twice a week but are happy to explore flexible working options.
 We are committed to
supporting diversity throughout Proforest globally, and ensuring an inclusive environment where
all individuals can thrive and welcome applications from all.

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