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 currently closed and will reopen in Autumn 2022. Councils have until 31 March to sign up to this year's programme.

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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 following our council-specific pages.