Heritage Fund Graduate Traineeship Programme  

​The Windsor Fellowship in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund are offering recent graduates the opportunity to experience working in a UK wide, dynamic and client-oriented investment environment.


This 12 month internship programme provides a great way to gain paid work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently underrepresented in the Heritage Fund’s workforce. The programme is designed to equip interns with the skills and knowledge necessary to apply for full-time positions in the Heritage Fund or the related sector on completion of the programme.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be from a Black or Asian and minority ethnic background

  • A recent graduate from an undergraduate or post-graduate course (max 3 years) 

  • Have no restrictions on living/working in the UK

  • Be able to commit to all aspects of the programme

  • Be able to work in the cities offering an internship position (see below for further information)

The Traineeship includes:


  • The provision of six seminars involving talks/insight seminars that focus on the development of key skills and competencies

  • Your choice of voluntary work focussed on skill development and community engagement, in the context of active citizenship

  • Continuous support from an allocated Development Mentor

  • Networking opportunities

  • A paid one year internship


  • ​12 months duration, during which time you will undertake separate modules of work (“assignments”) across various departments.

  • Opportunities exist in HR, Finance, Legal and Governance, Investment Management (support for funding and grant awards), Engagement Management (customer and community support and outreach) and more.

  • Normally four assignment rotations, each of three months duration.

  • Longer assignments may be possible by mutual agreement.

  • During each assignment you will get involved in supporting the delivery of key services but you will also be asked to undertake a management project.

  • Salary: £23,230 - £27,270 per annum (+ £3,333 London based posts)

  • More information is in the job pack


  • Any National Lottery Heritage Fund UK site (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Exeter, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle).

How to Apply 

Applications have now closed for 2020. If you are interested in the next cycle (January 2022 - January 2023) ​sign up here

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the WF Assessment Centre - November 2020 

  • Heritage Fund Interviews -  w/c 30 November 2020

  • Application results notified - 10 December 2020 

If you have any questions about the programme, please e-mail internships@windsor-fellowship.org