The Local Government Graduate Finance Programme gives you the experience, knowledge and understanding you need to build a successful career in public finance. Joining one of ten London boroughs on a secure, fixed-term contract, you’ll spend four years learning about every aspect of local authority finance – from key corporate processes to risk management. The scheme offers a rich variety of training and professional exposure, and you will contribute to all kinds of challenging operational work and project initiatives tailored to your development needs.
Key responsibilities will include preparing and monitoring budgets, ensuring savings targets are managed and achieved, and providing high-quality financial advice to managers and government departments.
Every day, you will have the satisfaction of knowing your work has a real impact on real people’s lives. By the end of the scheme, you will have the qualifications, confidence and know-how to take on the first big management challenge of your career.
This is a scheme for the finance leaders of the future – for graduates who are driven to lead and succeed, who aren’t afraid of taking on new challenges, and who have a genuine desire to make a difference to communities. To qualify for the scheme, you must have:
Please note: our graduate roles are politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. We are therefore unable to accept applications from candidates currently involved with political activity, both during and outside of election periods.
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We are currently closed for applications to our 2022 graduate opportunities. Register your interest to be notified when we go live with our 2023 scheme.