Laura Sharman 14 April 2015

LGA joins website to help councils recruit young people

The Local Government Association (LGA) has signed up to Plotr to encourage young people to consider a career in local government.

The deal will see the LGA creating a Local Government World platform within the website to showcase the range of careers and opportunities that councils have to offer. Councils will also be able to create their own profiles to provide information on new job opportunities.

Plotr is a Government-supported, employer-led careers website aimed at 11 to 24 year-olds.

Cllr David Sparks, LGA chair and a former careers advisor, said: ‘Making choices about their career and the world of work is one of the biggest decisions that young people have to make but to do that effectively and reach their full potential, they need the right information.

‘At the same time, the fundamental changes and challenges that councils are dealing with on a daily basis mean they offer incredibly rewarding and diverse careers and it is important young people think about local government as a fantastic career choice.

‘Councils are exciting, rewarding and innovative places for young people to work. The success of the National Graduate Development Programme shows that talented young people will choose a career in local government when they have the right information on which to base their decision. The new careers guide and the creation of a local government profile on the Plotr website will help councils spread that information even further.’

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