National Management Trainee

The requirements

The national graduate development programme for local government (ngdp) is looking to recruit over 120 graduates as National Management Trainees to work with one of over 50 partner councils in England starting in Autumn 2019. The ngdp has been set up to provide local authorities with the high-calibre managers that communities need by giving committed graduates the training and opportunities to make a positive impact. Trainees will be employed on a two year fixed-term contract, rotating between different placements to develop their skills and knowledge while contributing to organisational change. While on the programme, trainees will complete a postgraduate-level certificate from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM) through online learning, residential and day conferences and on-the-job assignments. This is a varied and prestigious programme which has a high record of success placing graduate 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.

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