Sign up for a bright future as a graduate trainee

Release Date: 17 May 2018

Future public sectors stars can apply now to the Richmond and Wandsworth councils’ Graduate Development Programme.

The programme, now in its sixth year provides graduates with a broad range of development and career opportunities.

The two-year programme offers graduates opportunities in at least four different placements in key areas of the Shared Staffing Arrangement for Richmond and Wandsworth councils. This could include working in the parks department, business, children’s services, housing, regeneration or adult social care.

 Charlotte Adams joined the scheme last year and so far has had placements in the Public Health team monitoring air quality levels and in the finance team. She said:

“The graduate scheme is a great way to gain insight and develop your skills in the public sector and really understand what local authorities do for the people in its borough on a day to day basis.

“I have really grown over the past year and feel a lot more confident in my ability to deliver services and work within a strong and committed team. This graduate scheme is a perfect way to experience all areas and departments within the council and progress within local government.”

Paul Martin, Chief Executive of Richmond and Wandsworth Councils said:

“We are looking for the brightest young graduates, capable of helping us provide the very best services for the people of Richmond and Wandsworth. In return you will get a thorough grounding to help you launch a successful career in the public sector.”

 Any graduate with, or expecting to achieve, a minimum of a 2:2 degree is welcome to apply.

 Apply before the 10th June deadline by searching the vacancies page for ‘graduate trainee development scheme’. 

 Visit the Richmond Council website or Wandsworth Council website for more information.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P253/18

Updated: 31 May 2018