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Graduate Scheme

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Bringing new talent to a historic City

The City of London Corporation is the world's leading Centre for international financial services and business as well as being a Local Authority responsible for providing services that meet the needs of the varied communities and residents. Our core values include mixing the best of the old with the best of the new and we offer an exceptional graduate scheme.

Find out more about the City Corporation, who we are and what we do, the services we provide, the businesses we support and the things to see and do in the City and Green Spaces around the City.

Snapshot of the scheme

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Salary: £24,174 excluding London Weighting

Annual Leave entitlement: 24 days per year plus bank holidays

Length of scheme: Two years

Hours per week: 35 hours, Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 5pm

Duty of role: Minimum of four placements at the City of London at both central services, front line and operational area. Duties and responsibilities within each placement will vary, but they will give the trainee a clear project and deliverables in order to showcase what they have achieved.

Training: NGDP learning and development programme, In house training, Specific courses relating to the various departments

Benefits include: Interest free travel loan, Pension, Staff discounts at various shops across the City, corporate gym memberships, dental scheme, theatre offers

Dedicated Buddy/ Mentor throughout scheme.

Timeframe for application and recruitment

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Applications for this year closed on 11 January 2017.

Successful candidates will commence at the City of London on Wednesday 6 September 2017.

Surprising professions at the City of London Corporation

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Did you believe that everybody who worked at the City Corporation would be sitting behind a desk all day?

As well as lawyers, accountants, surveyors, architects, HR, administrators, teachers and social workers, we also have these professions working at the City Corporation:

  • Dog Handler
  • Chamberlain
  • Swordbearer
  • Chauffeur
  • Speechwriter
  • Pest Control Officer
  • Vet
  • Animal Attendant
  • Lighting Technician
  • Stage Assistant
  • Tractor Driver
  • Lifeguard
  • Counter Terrorism Security Adviser
  • Archivist
  • Forest Keeper
  • Ecologist
  • Social Worker