The LGA careers guide

The LGA launched a career guide called ‘Working in Local Government', in December 2014. It describes the important work that councils do within the places that young people live, work, learn, shop, socialise and exercise.


The guide, which is available to download in pdf format, highlights the huge variety of interesting and meaningful careers that councils have to offer young people. Since its launch the LGA has received very positive feedback from councils, schools and career advisers all of whom believe the guide is an important contribution to the range of information young people need when thinking about their futures.

Councils remain exciting, rewarding and innovative places for young people to work. The success of the National Graduate Development Programme shows that talented young people will choose a career in local government when they have the right information on which to base their decision.

Further information

Please email jacky.teasell@local.gov.uk or debbie.carvalho@local.gov.uk.