The Journey to Success International Development Career Pathway Published: 20 Feb 2019

Vine Trust are very excited to be launching a new partnership with The Robertson Trust.

The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making Trust in Scotland. Their mission is to improve lives and realise the potential of people & communities in Scotland. Since 1992 The Trust has identified and assisted over 1000 young Scots who have the ability, but not necessarily the means, to receive the most out of a university education.

In 2017, 20 Robertson Trust Scholars- young adults studying at various universities throughout Scotland- travelled to Tanzania on a Vine Trust Home-Building Expedition. The impact of the visit was felt both in Tanzania and on their return home. As one member of the team commented,

“The experience was most humbling; my perception of what is really important in life has completely changed. I now have a bigger appreciation for the smaller things in life.”

Building on this experience, we are excited to announce the launch of a new collaborative project with the Robertson Trust. 'The Journey to Success International Development Career Pathway' offers scholars the opportunity to develop their skills and experience alongside an organisation that works in their area of interest.

Vine Trust will welcome two Robertson Trust Scholars with an interest in international development, volunteering or the third sector. The pathway will span over 3 years during which the scholars take part in a Vine Trust Building Expedition. The programme will also provide an array of activities for scholars to get involved with based on their current skills, knowledge and experience, and that which they wish to develop.

Vine Trust look forward to working closely with The Robertson Trust and are thrilled to be able to support scholars in their journey.