Our Offer

This two year programme will give committed graduates who are wishing to pursue a career in local government, the opportunity to explore key strategic issues facing the city and to make a positive impact with the communities of Leeds.

The role is project based and offers the combination of being part of a directorate project team as well as working on cross council projects which engage directly with communities and partners.

The programme is rotational, with the first year made up of three four month placements and the second year one longer placement. This means you could be placed in any service area within the organisation and could be located at any of our sites within the city. As a result, you will have the opportunity to experience working in four out of the five directorates.

You will enjoy a variety of experiences, develop an enormous breadth of skills and build relationships that will stay with you throughout your career.

The graduate development programme includes a structured induction, training opportunities and tailored graduate events to enhance your development. You will have access to a network of support through your graduate buddy, as well as mentoring and careers coaching to support you to develop a rewarding career in local government.

As part of the programme, you will be enrolled onto a Leadership and Management qualification.

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