Early careers in local government

What are the entry routes into local government?

The LGA has created information to support both councils and young people in understanding the landscape of early careers routes into local government. 

It is important for local authorities to provide a wide range of ways for young people to get into local government. This can help promote the sector as a great place to work and maximise the opportunities to establish the next generation of employees.

Early careers toolkit

An early careers strategy is essential for councils looking to engage with young people and education providers, and to raise awareness of the routes into a career in local government. This strategy should fit into a broader recruitment and retention strategy for both current employees and those considering working in local government.

The LGA has created a toolkit to support councils to develop an early careers strategy. The toolkit contains guidance and resources to help councils engage with providers and young people, and promote local government as an attractive career choice. 

Early careers toolkit