Management Trainee Programme

What is a Management Trainee? 

  • A Management Trainee (MT) is a two-year programme which fast tracks you into management positions in a variety of departments in the council
  • MT’s gain experience and insight into a multitude of council services as well as gaining professional development opportunities to aid your journey toward becoming an effective leader. 
  • The two-year scheme provides management placements within multiple council service areas in addition to short term shadowing opportunities, a mentoring scheme and access to senior management meetings and 1-1s.
  • The scheme is split into 4 x 6 month placements.

Here’s some of our latest Management Trainees and Graduates talking about life at Hackney Council:

Trainees in a meeting

Management Trainee: the first six months

In the first six months you will: Work with your line manager in the Strategic, Policy and Economic Development team  Have a 6 month induction: undertaking tours of the area from the Regeneration team, meetings with senior leaders and short projects in corporate, consultation and policy departments. This provides an…

How do I become a Management Trainee? 

Applications for the National Graduate Development Programme programme are now live You can become an MT either by applying to the The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) or the Hackney Management Apprenticeship Scheme (HMA) The NGDP is a nationally run recruitment  campaign by the Local Government Association which seeks to create a…

Benefits of being a Management Trainee at Hackney

Responsibility from an early stage given or trusted with/project responsibilities Diversity of projects Engagement with other staff across the council; incomparable exposure to senior management from Mayor’s office to Waste Management.  Ability to choose placements based on interests Networking & mentoring with service heads well as previous cohorts Staff benefits,…