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Get the inside buzz from graduates at National Graduate Development Programme for Local Government (ngdp)

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 26 ratings in 2015)
"Aspiring to be innovative and help the community in a very difficult situation."
Pros: 
  • There are opportunities to work on a wide array of projects across a diverse range of departments
  • Flexible working environments make it is easier to maintain a good work/life balance
  • Graduates feel like they are really making a positive difference to people's lives
  • A wide variety of training is on offer to graduates, allowing them to build up their skill sets
Cons: 
  • Graduates must be flexible as they do not have much say in the selection of their placement location
  • Communication within the graduate scheme could be improved
  • A tendency towards bureaucracy can make it difficult to enact change
  • The scheme could have a more structured approach overall, allowing graduates to develop and progress throughout
Culture
7.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.6 / 10
 
 
Training
8.1 / 10
 

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