NGDP - National Graduate Development Programme, Cohort 21
Graduate scheme

Vacancy Reference: 01585

Location: Graduate scheme

Closing Date: 03/01/2019

Salary: £25,295

Employment Type: Graduate Programme

Department: Graduate Scheme

Hours Per week: 35


The requirements

Tackle youth unemployment. Fight social isolation. Improve social housing.

The national graduate development programme for local government (ngdp) is recruiting over 120 talented National Management Trainees for its Autumn 2019 intake. Working with one of over 50 councils across England  successful applicants will have two years to influence some of society’s big issues, from social care and housing to education and the environment, while training to be one of local government’s next generation of managers.

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 likes to recruit graduates from all different backgrounds, universities and degree disciplines; our aim is to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We are looking for people who have the right values and attitudes and who can demonstrate their motivation for a career in the public sector.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their understanding of our key skills and behaviours through a competitive, multi-stage application process. 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 2019 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.

Closing date: 12.00 midday, Thursday 3 January 2019 

Interview Date: June 2019

To Apply: Please go to our ngdp website here: 


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.