Graduate Trainees

6 July 2020
Fixed Term
Full Time
2 years
Various locations within Nottinghamshire
Chief Executive's
Selection activities between 14th to 16th September either virtually or, if social distancing restrictions allow, via 1/2 day assessment centres. Final interviews w/c 28th September

These are unprecedented times for Nottinghamshire County Council. An increased demand for critical services whilst still providing value for money offers both challenges and opportunities as we shape our services in line with the needs of the people of Nottinghamshire.

To help us meet these challenges we need talented people with the drive, energy and commitment to make things happen. That’s why we have developed our Graduate Development Programme – a two year scheme that offers talented ambitious local graduates the opportunity to shape our future.

Our programme is designed to shape the next generation of leaders and managers by ensuring you experience a range of functions and services through structured placements each lasting up to six months. And while this is a development programme you can be confident that from your first day you will be making a real difference to the people of Nottinghamshire.

Whilst on the programme you’ll work towards a level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and will have extensive support including that of a mentor as well as access to a wide range of learning and development activities.

At the end of the programme we’d expect you to be in a position to apply for jobs within the Council that maximise your skills and meet the demands and priorities of the public sector.

As this is a training programme we’re not expecting the finished article. Instead we’re looking for people who can be creative and innovative in finding solutions, are positive and adaptable and can drive forward change whilst remaining resilient. Comfortable working under pressure you’ll be able to work in collaboration with others but also be willing to take responsibility. You’ll also adhere to our organisational values particularly in terms of diversity. Stonewall for example has recently ranked us as the second highest County Council to work for in the country while we are also accredited as a “Disability Confident Employer”. And with thriving networks of BAME, disabled and LGBT employees we are particularly keen to receive applications from those who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

We offer a generous annual leave and bank holiday provision, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to join our excellent career-average pension scheme.

Please note these posts are not open to Job Share.

If you’ve not already done so please visit to find out more about the Programme.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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