Graduates are employed on a 36 hour week contract and complete four placements over the two years in front line, and are required to complete placements in corporate, strategic, operational and front-line service areas.
You will also attend six residential events at Warwick University where you will gain a postgraduate ILM (Diploma in Leadership and Management) qualification Level 7.
Placements are decided based on candidates’ preferences and the Council’s business needs. Our programme adopts a council-wide approach with placements available across the whole Council, including with the Chief Executive and Leadership Team.
The salary of each graduate is Scale 6, £25,746 increasing to £27,342 in the second year on the scheme; and at the third year the salary rises to £35,025.
Our offer to you
All graduates will attend a structured induction programme and receive on-going support including the allocation of a consistent line manager, host managers for each of their placements; they will also be assigned a mentor who will be a director from the Senior Management Team.
In order to optimise work performance, all graduates are issued with an iPad and iPhone on their first day in the office; and there is a buddy system established to provide informal support to graduates.
We go further, and this year Brent Council will guarantee graduates (who complete the NGDP satisfactorily) a further 1 year fixed-term contract.
In line with NGDP requirements, we can guarantee that you will be working consistently with senior managers and directors across the Council, on a range of key strategic and important operational projects that will help us make Brent a great place to live and work – you will immediately be able to see how the work you engage in is helping us to achieve this.
Rewards and benefits
As a Brent employee, you can take advantage of discounts on gym memberships and fitness classes as well as participate in a range of social activities that will keep you happy and healthy.
Graduates are entitled to 26 days leave, plus public and bank holidays. You will also automatically be a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
All members of staff benefit from a range of discounts at the London Designer Outlet and national retailers!