Apply for the Waltham Forest Graduate Programme

Jobs and training

We are a proud supporter of the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP), a two year scheme for graduates who wish to pursue a career in local government.

Each year a new group of graduates are given the opportunity to work across departments at the Council, gaining valuable experience and insight into the operations of the public sector and local authorities.

Across the programme graduates rotate through four placements, each lasting six months. Graduates are encouraged to rotate widely around the authority.

How to apply

The scheme is run centrally through the Local Government Association (LGA)

As a council, we have opted into the LGA’s local recruitment process which allows us to reserve a place at interview for successful applicants who have a local connection.