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Graduate scheme 



Our grad scheme is a 2 year development programme which fast-tracks graduates towards a senior management career.

  • Work across a range of services, from frontline to back office, on the most interesting and stretching projects.
  • Great support from peers already on the scheme and a senior manager mentor.
  • Mentor an apprentice through the early steps of their career.
  • Spend time with our senior leaders, including our chief executive and Leader of the Council.

You might spend time with one of our external partners in the NHS, other local councils or voluntary sector organisations.



A great candidate...

  • has a 2:1 degree or higher
  • wants to work with others to make a positive difference
  • is a strong and confident communicator
  • is up for tackling complex issues with strategic, analytical thinking
  • is resourceful and uses their initiative.



Great salary and benefits...

  • £23,866 – £33,136 a year
  • Optional pension scheme
  • Flexible working with a generous holiday entitlement
  • Exclusive discounts at 100s of retailers.

More reasons you'll love working with us






Hertfordshire Apprenticeship Scheme is an excellent place to start your career or develop new skills.

The minimum duration is 12 months. Some degree level programmes around 2-3 years.

You'll gain experience in a variety of roles across a range of services. You'll also have the opportunity to get qualifications, up to a postgraduate degree.

  • £16,755 a year (minimum)
  • Optional pension scheme
  • Generous holiday package
  • Exclusive discounts at 100s of retailers.

Who is an apprenticeship for?

  • Open to all ages
  • People with little or no work experience / qualifications
  • People wanting a career change

Qualifications available

A range of work-based qualifications are available, equivalent to an NVQ level 2 - 7. Includes engineering, business admin, leadership and management, and health and social care.






Paid internships are a brilliant way to earn while you learn.

You can test out if the career you had in mind really is the one for you. It also looks great on your CV.

Aimed at university and college leavers, internships give you hands-on experience across a range of teams and locations, from graphic design to business administration.

  • £15,807-£16,781 a year

  • Fixed term contract (ranging from 3 months to a year




Work experience








Find out what it's like to be in contracted employment. Increase your career chances with valuable work skills and experience.

For Hertfordshire residents aged 16–24.

By the time you finish your traineeship, you'll have the confidence to plan your next steps into the world of work, apprenticeships or further education.


We don't have any traineeships available at the moment.

Register for our Talentpool and we'll let you know when something suitable comes up.