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  • Ref no: GLA06175
  • Published: 24/4/2020
  • Closes: 24/5/2020
  • Location: City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU
  • Salary: £23,788.07 - £27,936.03 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Our Graduate Development Programme is an exciting opportunity for motivated, forward thinking graduates to work on a range of innovative projects supporting the Council’s vision - a world class city with a thriving and inclusive economy where everyone can flourish and benefit from the city’s success.

With the ability to analyse and problem solve issues, you’ll work on, and identify opportunities to drive forward key projects. Effective communication skills and the ability to work under pressure is a must, as well as the ability to interact with colleagues across all levels and external partners. In this post based in our Procurement Team you’ll be involved in mini completions and quotations, assist in the preparation of tender documentation and support the team to deliver more complex commodities and procurement activities. Knowledge of procurement and of the current pressures driving change within the public sector would be an advantage, although not essential.

During the two year programme you’ll develop a range of skills in project management, business change, innovative thinking and stakeholder engagement with opportunities to build strong relationships and enhance your professional networks. You’ll receive a package of training including management skills and training relevant to your projects which could include Lean SixSigma, Project Management, Agile, Design, Innovation, Data Analysis, EFQM, and Business Agility. You’ll also have a senior manager as a mentor who’ll act as a sounding board, provide feedback, encouragement and support.

As well as a starting salary of £23,788.07 you’ll receive generous annual leave, staff benefits scheme and much more, see full details here.
We value and recognise everyone’s worth, you can see more about how we support equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce here. We aim to reflect the diversity of the city we serve and particularly encourage applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

This post is part funded by the Glasgow Guarantee Employability Support Initiative targeted at reducing and sustaining unemployment levels for Glasgow citizens. All applicants must be able to evidence that they live within Glasgow City Council boundaries and are unemployed/under-employed/facing redundancy, at the time of application.

Please check the eligibility criteria in the How To Apply section of the Graduate Programme Overview Document and ensure you are eligible to apply before submitting an application

Due to current COVID restrictions, it may take us longer than normal to respond, interviews may also be held by video conferencin.


This post is fixed term for a period up to 2 years.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website Working for us 

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