Sign up for a bright future as a graduate trainee

Published: Thursday 17th May 18

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

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia with the current intake of graduate trainees Lewis Lunson, Katie Harrison, Will Owen, Charlotte Adams and Holly McGrath

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

The two-year programme offers graduates the chance to take on real 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 Wandsworth and Richmond Councils, said: “We are looking for the brightest young graduates, capable of helping us provide the very best services for the people of Wandsworth and Richmond. 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.

For more information visit the Wandsworth website:

Or the Richmond website:

To apply online, visit and search for ‘graduate trainee development scheme’. The deadline for applications is June 10.

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