Challenges Worldwide will be attending an evening of discussion, networking, and chocolate tasting!
Edinburgh is a hub for fair trade, alternative living, eco-consumerism and campaigning for social justice, but a lot of this is sadly unknown to so many people. We want to change that.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to come together with some of the best local ethical organisations and some of the most passionate students, to share perspectives on ethical living and discuss how this can be achieved together.
There will be free hot drinks and cake, along with a chocolate tasting of Equal Exchange chocolate.
No direct participation is required – feel free to just turn up with or without your friends and hear about what Edinburgh has to offer!
The role of an ICS selector/ assessor is vital to the volunteer assessment process. Selectors will assess the suitability of applicants against the ICS selection criteria through structured one-to-one interviews and observing group activities. This is a great opportunity to engage with the leading international volunteering programme in the UK and to support young people at the beginning of their Challenges Worldwide ICS journey.
Assessment days generally run from 9.30am – 6pm, and can be full on and tiring days, therefore we require selectors to have stamina, flexibility, and enthusiasm. Selectors will be able to utilise skills and information gained through previous voluntary experiences, and have an opportunity to build strong assessment and facilitation skills.
We will reimburse travel expenses up to £50.
If you cant attend this event but would like to join our ICS Assessment team please see the link to the London training session on 19th September:
Thinking of Exporting but not sure how to get started?
Are you a first time exporter looking for one-to-one advice?
The Exporting is GREAT Roadshow is coming to a city near you
Sign up for workshops, one-to-one meetings with experts and advice from companies who are already successfully selling abroad.
Launch event , Glasgow – Monday 29 February
Glasgow – Tuesday 1 March
Aberdeen – Wednesday 2 March
Dundee – Thursday 3 March
Edinburgh – Friday 4 March
Research shows that exporters, of all sizes, are more productive, innovative and resilient to economic downturns. As the world becomes ever more globalised and digital, the potential for Scottish businesses to reach out to new customers and lucrative new international markets has never been greater.
Exporting is GREAT will showcase live export opportunities, and provide advice and support to help your business begin exporting. Every day around the world, someone somewhere wants or needs your product or service. The demand is out there. You could be too.
Export Hub tour
Exporting is GREAT’s Export Hub – a mobile flexible events space – is travelling the length and breadth of the UK giving face-to-face support and guidance to first-time exporters, using the latest technology to connect businesses with export opportunities.
As the Export Hub makes its way around Scotland – 29 February to 4 March – regional staff from UKTI, Scottish Enterprise and Exporting is GREAT partners will be on hand to engage and support Scottish companies at a local level.
Also you will find Challenges Worldwide staff and volunteers at the launch event giving insight into how we have seen export work for the businesses we support in Africa and how businesses can harness the power of young people to make a change for a brighter tomorrow.
Grab some time away from the office to come and chat with trade and market experts. Get practical advice on all aspects of doing business overseas, including:
Market insights and live opportunities
Market entry essentials
How to research and analyse your target market
How to innovate your business and start selling internationally
How to use international ecommerce to maximise your digital reach
International banking, freight and logistics
And much more
Two meeting rooms will offer more private areas for consultations, with specialist advisers and refreshment facilities available.
Large screens throughout the truck will highlight market opportunities and next steps you can take for your business.
Exporting is GREAT Scotland launch
Come along to our launch event at Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow on 29 February.
Hear Scottish business leaders – including Andrea Pozzi, Managing Director International, Tennents (C&C Group) and Jim Stewart, Managing Director, Clicknetherfield – share their exporting experiences and advice.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities meet specialist advisers, network with like-minded companies and access live sales leads from across the world.