Hints and Tips

For a successful application

Be yourself.

What is it about you that will make your application stand out? Make sure to include relevant skills, knowledge and experience to make your application shine.

Do your research.

Ensure that you are familiar with Leeds City Council, its services and its strategic ambitions. Having a sound knowledge of the role played by the Council will help make your application stand out and allows you to discover what it is that really interests you about the Leeds City Council Graduate Scheme.

Include examples from your work experience, outside interests and/or volunteering.

We are interested to know what you are involved in and motivated by above and beyond your academic studies. Try to use a range of examples from your list of work experience and extra-curricular activities to demonstrate how you share our values.

Make it easy to get yourself shortlisted.

Structure your application in a logical way. Prepare longer responses in a separate document will make it much easier to structure responses and to check your spelling and grammar.

Check the application process.

Keep informed of current recruitment dates and application process by following us on Twitter or Facebook, or future schemes by registering your interest.

You will need to apply online after the scheme goes live for applications. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to put together and submit your application before the deadline.​​​​