National Graduate Development Programme

Social care, housing, education and the environment are just a fraction of the services local councils are constantly working to improve. They are looking for the next generation of managers to lead critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people's lives.


ngdp application update 17 January 2018

We are very happy to have received a record number of applicants to ngdp 2018/19.

Based on the outcome of our criteria and the test results, we have brought forward a quarter of candidates into stage 2 - which will be the video interview. Successful candidates will be notified by 5pm on 17 January 2018.

Due to the high amount of applications we are unable to give individual feedback to candidates who was not brought forward to stage 2, but we would encourage you to try again in September 2018.


Tackle youth unemployment. Fight social isolation. Improve social housing.

ngdp gives you two years to influence some of society’s big issues in a challenging environment, completing a post-graduate certificate and experience work across a range of different departments.