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Local government 'hiring graduates in 2009'
Wednesday, 07 January 2009
Positions for 2009 are available in the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) for local government, it has been reported.
Graduates interested in working in the public sector may be interested in the scheme, which offers a two-year training programme geared at fast-tracking university leavers into council roles, reports the Times.
Around 80 placements are available each year, with the potential rewards including starting salaries of £22,100, or £25,300 in London.
Generous holiday entitlements and the potential for flexible working may be other draws.
The recruitment process includes an online application, telephone interview, regional information session, assessment centre and a final-round interview at a local authority.
According to the news provider, around 15 to 40 applications per position are generally received, although difficulties in the private sector over the last 12 months may mean that competition is especially fierce this year.
Graduates are increasingly looking towards government jobs due to difficulties in the finance sector, reports the Birmingham Post.