We value the contribution our graduates make and believe that with the right development they can be the leaders of the future and continue to provide the best services for our residents. We are proud to offer the Local Government Association’s ‘National Graduate Development Programme’ (NGDP), which ranks in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. This programme is committed to helping graduates develop their skills for management roles in the public sector, while also making a valuable contribution to some of society’s most pressing issues. 

What you can expect when you join us

During this period, you will take on a number of placements in key strategic areas, with our Placement Coordinator working with you to understand your strengths and the key skills you want to gain.  Working towards a qualification in leadership and management by the conclusion of the programme, you will undertake residential modules, distance learning and networking, and you will attend a variety of regional events.

Our graduates have undertaken placements within Waste and Parks, Economic Development, Registrars Service, Cross River Partnership, Legal Services, Sport and Leisure, Libraries Transformation programme, Place-Shaping and Corporate Property – and we have plenty more opportunities in the pipeline. 

You can find out more on the National Graduate Development Programme website.

Here’s what our Current Graduates think of the programme


“The graduate scheme at Westminster has enabled me to work in areas I care most about including air quality, health, homelessness and economic development. The unique mix of residents, businesses and tourists, and the many challenges and benefits that accompany this makes Westminster an exciting, innovative and worthwhile place to work.”

Charlotte Healey


“Not only are the choice of placements at Westminster fantastic, the support you receive as a graduate is vast and very supportive! From development days with the organisational development team to discussing ideas with my buddy and mentor, I have felt supported and empowered since I started.”

Sisley Hamer