Careers guide for young people

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The Workforce Team at the Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a new career guide which encourages young people to think about a career in local government.

The changing nature and design of public services within a context of ongoing financial pressures means that councils will want to position themselves well in the battle for talent, especially amongst young people.

The guide describes the important work that councils do within the places that young people live, work, learn, socialise and exercise. It highlights the huge variety of interesting and meaningful jobs that councils have to offer.

The Chairman of the LGA, Cllr David Sparks, has taken a personal interest in the guide as a former careers adviser in the West Midlands, and has provided the foreword.

There are a limited number of hard copies available through the LGA and it is available to download:

Career opportunities for young people (PDF, 16 pages, 520KB)


To complement the careers guide the LGA has signed up to Plotr, a Government-supported, employer-led careers website that builds bridges between the worlds of education and work.

Read more about Plotr

Disability Rights UK

Disability UK is focused on improving the employment chances of disabled people. They have a range of initiatives to help to achieve this.

Employers information on the Disability Rights UK website.

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13 May 2015