The ngdp provides councils with management trainees who have leadership potential and the capacity to work enthusiastically on innovative and strategic projects. To help realise this potential, it also provides a bespoke and prestigious learning and development programme to all graduates recruited through ngdp.
The ngdp is highly regarded by councils, graduates and the wider sector, ranked in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and Guardian UK 300. It increases the credibility of a career in local government and has provided a flow of consistently high quality trainees to over 160 authorities through 20 previous cohorts. Evidence shows that councils who hire our national management trainees can expect:
- individuals with leadership potential, who are able to rise to a challenge and make a valid contribution from the very start
- increased capacity to deliver change and transformation
- good value for money.
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