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Funding made available through the Pathway to Work Programme makes provision for us to attract and retain talented young people in the district by encouraging them to consider a career in local government.

A limited number of paid placement opportunities are made available to Ashfield undergraduates (8 weeks during the summer) and graduates (6 months flexible at any time of year) internally.

What types of placements are on offer?

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George Ward - Graduate placement in Waste and Environment

Placements involving interesting and varied roles and a great chance to gain valuable experience to further your career prospects are offered across a wide range of service areas including:

  • Community Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Neighbourhood Services.

What's in it for me?

There are various benefits of an graduate including:

  • learn whilst you develop valuable experience and get paid
  • undertake a specific project to gain valuable experience within your chosen professional area to support your future career.
  • support and development opportunities working with professionals to enhance key skills such as project management, interpersonal skills and team working.

Application process

Apprentice opportunities are advertised on the Ashfield and Mansfield Council vacancy site at and on the Futures website at