Houses of Parliament Graduate Development Programme 2018
 

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Do you want to make a difference at the heart of UK democracy?

The Houses of Parliament Graduate Development Programme allows you to play a part in the political events that will shape the future of our nation. As a Graduate trainee, you’ll work with politicians from across the political spectrum on a day to day basis, helping to scrutinise Government policy and support the UK's democratic processes.

On the Graduate Development Programme, you'll be employed by either the House of Commons or the House of Lords, which means that you will work for Parliament, not for the Government of the day. This means that you will be expected to offer impartial and assured advice to either Members of the Commons or the Lords on a variety of issues, no matter how controversial the subject might be.

Over a four-year period the programme will include roles supporting the Chamber and Committees as part of a training programme designed to support graduates to build the foundations of their career in Parliament. In the Commons you will have the opportunity to work in other areas of the House (for example research, participation, digital or corporate service teams) and in the Lords you will have early experience of line management. Throughout the programme you will receive extensive training from external and internal providers, based on your own development needs. Successful applicants will be offered permanent contracts. Consideration will be given to part time working, job share, or other flexible working patterns.

To learn how our current graduates have developed, visit our information page.

What will you need?

Apart from an interest in politics, current affairs and public policy you will need (or be predicted to achieve) a 2:2 degree in any discipline. You will need to have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

A full description of the role and the criteria to apply can be found in the job description.docx
Payband
A3
Salary
£27,500
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Hours
Full Time
Vacancy Description
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Do you want to make a difference at the heart of UK democracy?

The Houses of Parliament Graduate Development Programme allows you to play a part in the political events that will shape the future of our nation. As a Graduate trainee, you’ll work with politicians from across the political spectrum on a day to day basis, helping to scrutinise Government policy and support the UK's democratic processes.

On the Graduate Development Programme, you'll be employed by either the House of Commons or the House of Lords, which means that you will work for Parliament, not for the Government of the day. This means that you will be expected to offer impartial and assured advice to either Members of the Commons or the Lords on a variety of issues, no matter how controversial the subject might be.

Over a four-year period the programme will include roles supporting the Chamber and Committees as part of a training programme designed to support graduates to build the foundations of their career in Parliament. In the Commons you will have the opportunity to work in other areas of the House (for example research, participation, digital or corporate service teams) and in the Lords you will have early experience of line management. Throughout the programme you will receive extensive training from external and internal providers, based on your own development needs. Successful applicants will be offered permanent contracts. Consideration will be given to part time working, job share, or other flexible working patterns.

To learn how our current graduates have developed, visit our information page.

What will you need?

Apart from an interest in politics, current affairs and public policy you will need (or be predicted to achieve) a 2:2 degree in any discipline. You will need to have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

A full description of the role and the criteria to apply can be found in the job description.docx