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Graduate Project Officers (8 posts)

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Suffolk Graduate Partnership
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£20,000 per year
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Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
24 February 2019 11:30 PM
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Fixed term for 2 years to undertake the graduate programme.

Increasing demand for public services and a challenging financial landscape means that the public sector in Suffolk is constantly transforming to ensure it works in new and innovative ways in order to deliver effective and efficient services to the people of Suffolk.

Along with a varied and rewarding workload, working in the public sector is a career where you have a real opportunity to improve the lives of people and work with innovative, like-minded people committed to making a difference.

Bringing together a range of public sector organisations spanning the police, several councils, and the health sector, the Suffolk Public Sector Graduate Scheme is aimed at ambitious graduates willing to work hard and contribute to the important work we deliver across Suffolk.

Over the 2 year programme, you will gain a deep understanding of how the public sector works via a number of stimulating and challenging placements as well as taking part in a system wide group project.

You will also complete an accredited improvement techniques programme that includes a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and tools.

To join us, you will need at least a 2:2 degree in any subject. In addition, you will need to be prepared to challenge yourself and work hard in order to deliver real results for the organisations you work with.

There’s never been a more exciting and challenging time to be part of the public sector.

Take a look at our recruitment brochure for more information about the graduate programme. 

As part of your application you will need to upload a short video on 'What makes you an ideal candidate for this scheme' and answer the following 4 competency and values based questions:

  • What do you think are the current biggest challenges facing the public sector and what do you think this means for Suffolk?
  • Tell us about a time you’ve played an important part in a team.  What was your role and what did the team achieve?
  • Tell us about a time when you’ve taken the initiative, what did you do? and what was the outcome?
  • Some people say that we cannot produce our best work if we are under pressure, would you agree?  In your own words please explain the reasons.

Interview date: 21 June 2019.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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