National Graduate Development Programme

Local councils 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 seeks to match bright, passionate graduates with councils where they can deliver key projects and amazing value for money.

Applications for the NGDP will open in autumn 2022. Sign up to get an update when applications open.

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If you’re a student or graduate interested in NGDP, visit our candidate pages to find out more. Councils can learn more about the benefits of taking part and register their interest by following our council-specific pages.