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Graduates

We welcome applications from graduates for any vacancy, but if you are a graduate and are interested in career opportunities targeted at graduates, you can apply to our graduate talent pool.

To apply you need to complete an online application form. Once you have submitted your form, you will be contacted via email as and when opportunities may arise, which may be of interest to you.

Please refer to the pdf icon accompanying guidance notes [310kb] to help you with your application. You may find it useful to print them off or have them to hand as you complete the form. You can also click on the 'i' icons within the application form which will display helpful information.

Why consider a graduate opportunity with us?

In a difficult labour market, there is an increasing need for graduates to have workplace skills. The vacancies include short term paid internships of 12 weeks duration in addition to longer term employment opportunities to enable you to gain the skills and experiences necessary to advance your career.

If you are appointed, you will gain transferable skills and the recognition of working for one of the largest employers in North Yorkshire. While some opportunities may not be in your desired employment area, they are an ideal stepping stone to develop skills and experience.

If you are successful in gaining employment though the graduate talent pool, your new position will enable you to apply your existing skills to a professional environment and enable you to develop further. You will gain invaluable experience in a challenging role to enhance your career prospects.

Skills which you can learn and enhance through a position with us include:

Time managementCreativity
CommunicationCommercial awareness
TeamworkSpecific occupational skills
Negotiation and persuasionTechnical skills
Problem solvingNetworking
LeadershipICT skills
OrganisationAbility to work under pressure
Perseverance and motivationConfidence

"My graduate position at North Yorkshire County Council has provided me with a wide range of challenging opportunities and experiences. I have been able to grow and develop as a person and I continue to enjoy the diversity of the challenges I encounter in my current role"
Gemma Dickinson, principal workforce development advisor (former graduate management trainee)

Be informed of opportunities as they arise by submitting an application form to the graduate talent pool.