Local Authority Graduate Programme - Data Analytics & Data Metrics

Local Authorities, in common with most other businesses are tasked with future planning for service provision. In order to effectively deliver services Local Authorities will be required to gather population and customer data in order to determine current and expected needs. Data analysis of obtained raw data and converting it into information useful for decision-making is a key component of evidence based policy and service provision. 

It is anticipated that graduates recruited in this skills stream will be involved, as part of a team, in the development of suitable metrics which can be used to report on service delivery levels. 

In order to be eligible applicants must,on or before the 31 December, 2018 have recently achieved a first or second class primary (2.2 minimum) honours degree (level 8 on the National Framework of  Qualifications).


Applicants must complete the standard application form provided by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA). The form will require that all applicants provide the following information,

  • Name & contact details
  • Qualifications obtained and educational history
  • Details on previous employment history
  • Confirmation of which vacancies in 11 local authorities (up to a maximum of 5) you are applying for
  • A short text-based description of how you believe your qualification is relevant to the skills area(s) you are applying for?
  • Complete the signed declaration confirming that you haven’t availed of public service scheme or incentivised early retirement.

Once submitted applicants will be asked to undergo some or all of the following processes as part of the recruitment process,

  • shortlisting based on the relevance of your qualification to the skills area being applied for;
  • a competitive interview;
  • any other tests or exercises that may be deemed appropriate.

Candidates successful at the interview stage were to be placed on a panel(s) from which future vacancies may be filled.  The regional panels for each of the four skills areas will be active for 12 months with individual local authorities being able to fill any vacancies which arise post commencement up to a cut-off point of 9 months.

Closing date for applications: 26th October 2018 at 3pm

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