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 National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) seeks to match bright, passionate graduates with councils where they can deliver key projects and amazing value for money.

Applications for Cohort 25 of the NGDP have now closed. Applications for Cohort 26 will open in Autumn 2023. If you would like to receive updates and information about the NGDP, please complete our expression of interest form.

If you are a student or graduate interested in the NGDP, visit the NGDP for candidates section to find out more.

For councils interested in taking part, you are able to sign up to the NGDP for Cohort 26 until Thursday 29 February 2024 via the bulletin below. Please visit the NDGP for councils section for more information.

Councils: sign up

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