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Successful candidates will be employed on a two-year fixed-term contract

The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) has opened its recruitment drive for a new cohort and Bedford Borough Council is looking to hire graduates who live or study in the Borough.

The NGDP enables bright and driven graduates to complete a fully funded postgraduate qualification in leadership and management, whilst undertaking a number of placements across Council departments in important strategic and operational projects.

The successful candidates will be employed on a two year fixed term contract with a starting salary of £25,295.

Sophie, one of the current management trainees with the NGDP at Bedford Borough Council, said:

“The NGDP at Bedford Borough Council is great. You are supported every step of the way and placed in areas that suit your strengths whilst also helping you to develop new skills. The Council are invested in the scheme and their involvement means they are willing to help at any opportunity.”

Philip Simpkins, chief executive at Bedford Borough Council, said:

“We are committed to the National Graduate Development Programme. If you want to be fully supported through your training, undertake a variety of assignments and placements, then Bedford Borough is the Council for you. We look forward to hearing from you.”

To be eligible the participants must:

  • Have obtained a 2:2 undergraduate degree or higher by end of July 2020
  • Live or study within the boundary of Bedford Borough Council
  • Have the right to work in the UK without employer sponsorship

If you are interested, or you know a recent graduate who may be looking for a career change, you can find out more about this opportunity, the national programme and how to apply on the Local Government Association website. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 7th January 2020.