ngdp alumnus carolyn


Oxfordshire County Council, Studied International Management and Modern Languages at Bath University. Projects:Waste Management

After the I took a full time position with West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) as Health and Environmental Policy Officer within the Environmental Services Directorate. I stayed there for 18 months, before being promoted to Environmental Policy and Performance Management.



After studying Government and Politics and European Politics at Dundee University I applied for the ngdp in its first year.  I knew I wanted to work in government but didn't know exactly what I wanted to do, so the ngdp was perfect for me as it gave me the opportunity to see different aspects of local government before deciding on a career.



London Borough of Hackney, Project: Community engagement.

I have a BA (hons) in Social Science/international relations (Manchester Metropolitan University); MA (econs) in Poverty, Conflict, and post –Conflict Reconstruction (the University of Manchester); and a post graduate diploma in Local Government Management (University of Warwick).



Joined the ngdp in 2003 after graduating from the University of Durham.  I was based at London Borough of Newham.  The ngdp was perfect for me as I knew that I wanted a career in the public rather than private sector but was unsure about which job to pursue.  The ngdp allowed me to work in many different areas of the council gaining senior project based experience from the outset in both front line and support services.


ngdp alumnus Petra


London Borough of Lewisham, Studied Geography at Newcastle University and post-graduate MSc Cities, Space and Society at LSE Project: Local Assemblies. I joined the ngdp in 2003 with Lewisham Council in south-east London. During the two years on the programme I worked in many different service areas, gaining experience of working at the front-line, and also within policy.