National Graduate Development Programme

Local councils are looking for the next generation of managers to lead critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people's lives. The NGDP seeks to match bright, passionate graduates with councils where they can deliver key projects and amazing value for money.

Applications for Cohort 25 of the NGDP have now closed. Applications will re-open in Autumn 2023. If you would like to receive updates and information about the NGDP, please complete our expression of interest form.

For councils interested in taking part, please visit the NDGP for councils section to find out more.

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  • If you are a student or graduate interested in the NGDP, visit the NGDP for candidates section to find out more.
  • Councils can learn about the benefits of taking part and register their interest by visiting our NGDP for councils section.