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Graduate Trainee



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2nd June 2021

Would you like a job where what you do:

  • Makes a difference to local communities and businesses.
  • Allows you to develop your future career in local government. 

We are seeking a Graduate Trainee to help us deliver several of our key projects whilst helping them gain experience for a career in the public sector.

A bit about us:

At Breckland Council we are modernising local government. We lead change rather than follow it and add the best value we can to our communities. We achieve this by developing our employees to their full potential, providing them with the relevant knowledge, equipment and authority to carry out their duties.

Our employees enjoy excellent conditions of service including a local government pension scheme, free car parking and flexible working for a large percentage of our staff, as well as the possibility of 'job sharing'.

About you:

You constantly look for better ways of doing things, for how things can be improved - approaching things in original and ingenious ways and striving to come up with new and different methods and applications. People like dealing with you because you make things easy for them to understand and naturally create the conditions for them to grow and develop. You make connections between people, instinctively making links and introductions. Highly self-motivated, you push yourself to achieve what you want out of life, and are always looking for ways to grow and develop, whatever you are doing.

You are looking to start a career working in the public sector and are looking for an opportunity to gain experience of working in on number of different projects. You will be naturally inquisitive and will comfortable bringing forward new ideas and initiatives.

OK, I'm interested... But is it really the job for me?

As our Graduate Trainee, you will:

  • Work on a number of different projects to support the council's key objectives,
  • Support the identification and bring forwarded new ideas and initiatives that the council could implement,
  • Help identify grant and external funding opportunities,
  • Support the council's senior management team.

Please see the job description and person specification (contained within the Recruitment Pack) for a more comprehensive list of duties and for the qualities needed.

If you would like an informal chat regarding this role please contact Greg Pearson (Head of Strategic Policy) by emailing (greg.pearson@breckland.gov.uk).

Closing date: 13th June 2021

DBS Requirement
Please be aware that if you are selected for this role there will be a requirement to undertake a DBS check as part of pre-employment checks.

Equal Opportunities
We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, recognising the benefits of sustaining a workforce which reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the requirements of our vacancies - these are listed as essential requirements on the person specification.

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Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 13/06/2021


Grade 9, £22,684- £28,340 per annum (Subject to Job Evaluation)


This job is located in Dereham

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About Breckland Council

Breckland Council is a local government district in Norfolk, England. The Breckland district is one of seven districts in Norfolk which includes the five towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton, together with a wide range of other settlem...

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