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National Graduate Development Programme

Recruitment is now open for their Autumn 2022 intake of the National Graduate Development Programme

Published: 10 November 2021

Last updated: 10 November 2021

We're recruiting for their Autumn 2022 intake of National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) employees.

If you live, work, or study in Westminster, and have an interest in local government, this could be the opportunity for you!

The NGDP is a fast-track graduate programme for bright and passionate individuals who want to make a difference while excelling in their careers.

Successful applicants will get the opportunity to experience real responsibility on the most pressing social issues such as homelessness, employment, environmental issues, and much more. They will receive great exposure to senior officers, managers, and directors as they rotate between four different placements, each one for a six-month period.

Alongside work they will be supported in a fully funded postgraduate-level certificate with the Institute of Leadership and Management, helping to shape them as future local leaders.

This is the only national programme specifically for local government and it is therefore a competitive process; you will need to be passionate about local government and display a number of characteristics such as leadership, motivation, passion, and innovation.

At Westminster you will become part of a diverse, inclusive, and open culture and receive extensive support to develop and progress your career through relationships with your fellow cohort, a senior organisational development advisor, placement managers, a senior officer mentor, and a former graduate.

Recruitment process

Candidates will initially enter a national application process before selecting Westminster as their preference council at the interview stage. Candidates are required to have a minimum 2:2 degree before Autumn 2022 – there are no restrictions to when you graduated - and will be required to provide evidence of right to work in the UK.

As a Westminster Resident there are two recruitment routes to getting onto the NGDP programme:

If you’re interested in hearing from current and past National Management Trainees at Westminster, need help in deciding which recruitment route to take, or just want to find out whether the NGDP is the right programme for you, please come along to our NGDP Recruitment Fair taking place on Friday 10 December 2021 from 1-4pm at  Westminster City Hall. Register now

Read more about the scheme or contact [email protected] (for National Recruitment) or  [email protected] (for Local Recruitment).