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 NGDP seeks to match bright, passionate graduates with councils where they can deliver key projects and amazing value for money.

Candidate applications for the NGDP are now open until 12pm, Wednesday 4 January 2023. To find out more and apply visit our candidate page.

Apply as a candidate

Councils have until Friday 31 March 2023 to sign up to participate in this year's programme.

Participate as a council

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If you’re a student or graduate interested in NGDP, visit our candidate pages to find out more. Councils can learn more about the benefits of taking part and register their interest by visiting our NGDP council pages.