National Graduate Development Programme


Reference:Local Government Association 

Salary: See advert

Working Hours:See advert 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Various  

Location:See advert - see advert 

Closing date:06 January 2021 at midnight 

** Please note this is not a GCC vacancy **

Why the NGDP?
Ever wanted a career that could make real changes to people’s lives and communities? Well, our graduate programme opens the doors to make this happen. At present, councils are faced with challenging times. However, with challenge comes the opportunity to develop prospective new ideas and exciting times lie ahead in order to continue to make a real difference to people’s lives and the communities where they live.
From helping and supporting vulnerable adults and children, assisting businesses to thrive in local areas and then future proofing in making decisions on housing and transport – your council does all this and so much more. But it’s not just the services councils provide, it’s the people that work for councils who are truly driving positive change and making a difference.
Can you make a difference? Then our national graduate development programme (ngdp) is for you. We will give you the broad understanding of local government and the hands on experience for you to develop a fulfilled career that will positively changes people’s lives.
Employed on a two year fixed-term contract, trainees rotate between different placements to develop their skills and knowledge alongside studying for a postgraduate-level certificate from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM). This is a varied and prestigious programme which has a high record of success placing graduates in positions of management in local government upon completion of the scheme.

About you
The ngdp recruits graduates from all different backgrounds, universities and degree disciplines; our aim is to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. As a trainee, you will build a strong network of like-minded peers by meeting and working with other graduates across England and Wales.
Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their understanding of our key skill and behaviours which can be found here 

Application Information

The ngdp runs one national recruitment process each year and helps several councils run local and internal recruitment campaigns. Candidates can apply only once each year to the ngdp. To apply, candidates will need to have a 2.2 undergraduate degree in any subject by summer 2020 and be required to provide documentary evidence of their entitlement to work in the UK (in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006). The ngdp is unable to apply to sponsor a visa for candidates from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who do not have the right to work in the Uk.