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All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme

  • Audience:
    Graduates of any age with a 2.1 or above (in any subject) or higher qualification
  • Locations:
    North Wales
    West and Mid Wales
    South East Wales
  • Salary: *
    Year 1 £29,850
    Year 2 £31,750 (subject to performance)

We’re reviewing our plans for the next cohort at the moment, and we’ll make any announcements on our website, Twitter, Facebook and our mailing list. Make sure to follow, like and subscribe to get all the latest news!
* Salary costs updated following confirmation of 2019-20 pay award - may be subject to further change for a future pay award.

The All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme

The All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme is a unique opportunity for you to boost your skills and grow your career.

This is a programme not to be missed and one that will be hard to match anywhere in the world

You will get access to future roles and projects which will allow you to stretch and develop to reach your full potential. This new ‘All Wales’ approach will also give you the rare opportunity to work across organisational boundaries.

My journey as a graduate in Wales

Find out what these graduates learned during their placements across Wales by watching their video blogs:

Read the blogs

Be challenged by the exciting programme

We have specifically designed this graduate programme to support and stretch you. You will increase your knowledge, skills and experience while also improving your personal effectiveness, confidence and resilience. We will help you play to your strengths and you will use them to strengthen the public service in Wales.

Take up the challenge – be part of this world class programme and make a real difference in Wales.

You will be part of the 'One Welsh Public Service’ and be encouraged to connect your values and beliefs with the work you do. Finding ways to do things better in Wales will give you plenty of opportunities to increase the breadth and depth of your work experience.

We will also make sure you get meaningful feedback so you can develop further. You will work towards clear objectives and outcomes and have regular performance reviews.

Enjoy a range of rewarding benefits

  • A real job in the public service where you will gain experience from different organisations, roles, departments and ways of working
  • A competitive salary - year 1: £29,850, year 2: £31,750 (subject to performance). Salary costs updated following confirmation of 2019-20 pay award - may be subject to further change for a future pay award.
  • Gain a bespoke Masters in public service leadership – where you will learn the latest leadership theories, best practice, and developments and apply this to the workplace when you complete your sector specific dissertation addressing real issues in the public service
  • A development programme led by Academi Wales, including personal development, action learning sets and coaching
  • A mentor who will be identified to support you during the programme

Leadership behaviours

This learning programme will help you to develop your leadership behaviours in the following areas:

Learning and self-awareness

Drive and resilience

Focusing on citizens and quality

Championing innovation and change

Building collaboration and partnership

Political awareness and skill

Sharing leadership

Strategic orientation

More information

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