Local Government Graduate Scheme: NGDP City of Wolverhampton Council & West Midlands Combined Authority

The NGDP is Local Government’s graduate scheme – ranked in the Times Top 100 for graduate employment. The programme has been set up to provide local authorities with the high-calibre managers that communities need by giving committed graduates the training and opportunities to make a positive impact. We provide you with experience working for a dynamic, exciting and socially responsible employer: the NGDP is your launch pad to a successful leadership career.

The NGDP likes to recruit graduates from all different backgrounds, universities and degree disciplines; our aim is to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We are looking for people who have the right values and attitudes and who can demonstrate their motivation for a career in the public sector. More information can be found here -

To book onto any of the below events, please email


09/11/2017 13:00 - 14:00 Working in Local Government and City of Wolverhampton Council City of Wolverhampton Council

This session will provide an introduction to working in Local Government. A brief presentation will give an overview of Local Government as a sector, explore the roles of Councillors and council employees and highlight some of the services it provides to communities including social care, regeneration and transport.

The session will then highlight the experiences of working at City of Wolverhampton Council, with particular reference to experiencing Local Government from a graduate perspective.

This will be followed by Q&A.

 09/11/2017 14:00 - 15:00 Local Government Graduate Scheme – NGDP – Application Process City of Wolverhampton Council

This session will provide an overview of the NGDP – Local Government’s graduate scheme. It will provide information relating to the structure of the scheme, participating Councils and the ILM qualification in Leadership and Management.

This will be followed by an in-depth look at the application process through an interactive workshop. Students will be able to have a taste of what to expect with existing NGDP graduates guiding them through the process.

This will be followed by Q&A.

 09/11/2017 15:00 - 16:00 Through the eyes of our NGDP graduates City of Wolverhampton Council

This session will provide an opportunity for NGDP graduates at both City of Wolverhampton Council and West Midlands Combined Authority to speak of their experiences of the scheme and why they chose Local Government for their career.

It will also provide an insight into the wide variety of work undertaken by our graduates and provide an insight into the jobs our graduates have moved in to following the scheme. Students will be encouraged to ask questions throughout and discuss their own interests for pursuing a career in Local Government.

This will be followed by Q&A.