Graduate programme 2017/18

Are you about to graduate this summer or have you graduated in the last 18 months? This might be the perfect opportunity to kick start your career after university with Dumfries and Galloway Council.

The programme is now in its sixth year and continue to be one of our Council’s success stories. Over the past 5 years over 80% of Graduates have gone on to gain employment within the region after completing their placement – many of these have been with our Council.

The placements available this year offer some wonderful opportunities to get your teeth into some interesting, valuable and innovative projects. You could assist us to provide a more effective service to homeless people, you could help us work more efficiently in our finance and procurement team or you could lead on a major overhaul of one of our Council’s most critical computer systems. Whatever placement interests you, please be assured that by working for Dumfries and Galloway Council, you’ll be making a real difference to the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway Council is a great place to work and learn. Our excellent staff will welcome and support you as a professional colleague and I am sure if successful you will make many lasting friendships.

“I have gained a great deal of experience whilst on Dumfries and Galloway Council Graduate Programme. Working within a team, in an office based environment at DGTAP Employability, has allowed me to build professional experience since graduating from university.” Melissa Irving

“The graduate programme placed me in a great department where I was given the opportunity to learn about what the Council’s Countryside Services team do. I was mostly office based but also benefitted from going on site visits and gaining practical experience at various locations throughout Dumfries & Galloway. Although I didn’t have much background knowledge on issues regarding the countryside, my mentor, along with the rest of the team, went out of their way to teach me. I’m leaving the graduate programme with a new set of skills and renewed confidence.” Karla Dickie

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