Graduate Trainee (National Graduate Development Programme)
2 year fixed term contract starting in September 2019
Are you looking to fast track your management career in Local Government?
We are looking for the next generation of managers to lead critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people's lives and shape our future.
What is the NGDP?
Employed on a 2 year fixed term contract, you will complete a minimum of 3 placements across key areas of the Council. You will gain insight into the front line, operational delivery and corporate management of Council services giving you a broad understanding of Local Government and hands on experience to develop your leadership skills.
The environment and housing are just a fraction of the services that Woking Borough Council is constantly working to improve. Our key business areas include:
- Housing (social and private sector housing and homelessness and associated strategies)
- Planning Services (Development, Planning Policy and Building Control)
- Legal Services
- Health, Wellbeing and People Services
- Green Infrastructure
Do you have what it takes?
We are looking for people who have the right skills, values and attitudes and can demonstrate their motivation for a career in the Local Government. These are:
- Working with others
- Persuasive communication
- Planning and organisation
- Drive for results
- Analysis and problem solving
- Motivation for learning and personal resilience
- Commitment to local government and the wider community
- Leadership potential
Learning and Development
You will work towards an accredited ILM Level 7 Leadership and Management qualification and benefit from being part of a national peer group, joining an established knowledge sharing network. Please click here for further information.
To apply, you will need to have achieved a 2.2 undergraduate degree by summer 2019 and be eligible to work and remain in the UK.
It is important to note that this is a national scheme for which you can apply direct to Woking Borough Council or nationally (which means you can apply to work at any of the participating councils) however, you can only apply once each year.
To view the National Graduate Development Programme website, please click here.
If you would like to apply to be a Graduate Trainee specifically at Woking Borough Council, please complete an online application form using the link below. Your application will link in with the assessment stage of the national process; of which you can view full details here.
Once you have submitted your application, you will recieve a link from the NGDP with instructions to complete their gamified online tests. There are four in total measuring verbal, numeracy and logic reasoning skills and your understanding of the key behaviours (refer to attached document). This is designed to be a fun and interactive way to assess your match with the scheme. Tests must be completed no later than Tuesday 15 January 2019.
If you’d like to apply for the National Scheme, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
How to Apply