Graduate Development Programme 2023

We have completed the recruitment process for this year’s graduate intake. These pages will be updated in early 2024 when we are getting ready to recruit to the next cohort. We anticipate that the process and timescales for 2024 will be similar to this year’s.

Our Graduate Development Programme started in September 2018 since when  we have recruited 30 trainees across five cohorts.  The two-year traineeship offers talented graduates from Nottinghamshire the opportunity to develop their leadership and management capabilities through accessing six-month placements across different services and departments within the organisation. Our programme is designed to shape the next generation of senior local government managers, providing insight and experience in the decisions required to provide over 400 services to more than 800,000 local people.

We’re now once again looking for talented, ambitious recent graduates and final year students to join us.

To be eligible you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently studying at Nottingham Trent University or the University of Nottingham
  • Resident of Nottinghamshire or Nottingham
  • Currently employed by the County Council.

You will also need to have either graduated in the last five years or expect to graduate during summer 2023 with a 2:1 degree or above in any subject

If you think you have what it takes to make a positive difference to the people of Nottinghamshire and to help us deliver on the aims and aspirations of our 10-year Council Plan, then find out more about the scheme here before applying.

Further Information

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If you’re a student at either of the Nottingham universities, contact your university careers service about the campus events we are attending.

For any additional information about the Nottinghamshire Graduate Development Programme, please email