Innovative, ambitious, intelligent and socially conscious. If this describes you and what you are looking for at work, it's time to take a look at local government.

Local government is the largest and most diverse employer in England, with around 1.2 million staff in over 400 local authorities and in excess of 500 different occupational areas. Social care, housing, education and the environment are just a fraction of the services local councils are constantly working to improve. They are looking for the next generation of managers to lead critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people’s lives.

The ngdp is a two-year programme which fast tracks graduates into management careers in local government. Work on issues that matter while building your career in the public sector. The ngdp offers placements in more than 50 different locations every year, providing opportunities across England and in Wales.

Our graduate trainees work in at least three different parts of their chosen local council over two years of the programme. They gain insight into the front line, operational delivery and corporate management of council services. This experience is supported through a learning and development programme delivered online and through events with other management trainees.

We are looking for graduates whose passion for community wellbeing, creative problem solving and strong leadership skills make them ideal candidates to lead change in the public sector now and in the future. Fast track your career with the ngdp.

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