8.1 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2015)


"I've had great opportunities to learn and develop new skills in training here. I've completed a wide variety of training, including: a ten week digital innovation course with Surrey Business School, a change management programme, project management programme, a high performance development programme, agile training, coaching and infographics training. I feel the skills I have developed have been around managing change and people."
Midlevel, London
"I have undertaken training in project management, stakeholder management, preventing radicalisation, leadership and change."
Graduate, Chichester
"I have had PRINCE2 training, increased my knowledge through Better Business Cases certification and undertaken the ILM Level 7 qualification."
Graduate, North Lincolnshire
"There are lots of free training opportunities, an accredited Leadership and Management course, project management qualifications and managers who are keen to help you develop."
Graduate, London
"We take part in the ILM Level 7 qualification on leadership and development. My employee is also funding us to go on the PRINCE2 project management course and we are participating in training around human centred design."
Graduate, London
"The NGDP holds regular residential conferences which are essentially three-day training sessions; I find them very useful. It also enrols you on the ILM Level 7 qualification so you work towards a postgraduate diploma in leadership and management. My Council has also given me the opportunity to attend training sessions on e.g. public sector finance."
Graduate, Manchester
"I've been on project management, public speaking, qualitative research skills and systems management training programmes within my organisation. There's also the ILM Level 7 learning I do as part of the overall graduate scheme."
Graduate, London
"Aside from the NGDP training, I also attended a number of internal training courses and people can also apply for up to £500 for personal career development."
Entry level, Chichester


"The NGDP training is a great opportunity for networking and for hearing from some truly inspirational and interesting local authority chief executives from around the country. I feel like I know an awful lot about local government management processes - e.g., commission, transformation, business planning, project management, measuring outcomes."
Graduate, Cambridge
"As part of my role I am doing an ILM level 7 which is very good, and it helps me to develop in my role. However, this isn't something that is available to all staff but I am aware there are different training options throughout the organisation."
Graduate, Selby
"The Council has funded PRINCE2 training as part of the NGDP, as well as other internal and external training courses and events."
Graduate, Ipswich
"I am completing an L7 Diploma in Leadership and Management, and I have a training budget of £1,000. So far, I have completed PRINCE2 project management qualifications, PPT training, Excel training. There are also internal training sessions, as well as lunch-and-learn sessions."
Graduate, London
"NGDP training has been excellent, although Local Authority internal training is somewhat lacking in my opinion."
Entry level, Sheffield
"The 'in-house' training courses are actually part of a county-wide initiative with all the other Surrey local authorities (which has both its benefits and drawbacks). My employer has always been very good at recognising development opportunities for me and has paid for me to go on privately-run conferences."
Graduate, Dorking, Surrey
"It is a small organisation, so internal opportunities are limited; however, there are reasonable budgets for external training courses."
Entry level, Crawley
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