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Be inspired, be ambitious, be SSDC

Local government is changing and SSDC is adapting to external pressures and opportunities by providing an ambitious, collaborative and progressive working environment.   We believe that graduates have an important part to play in helping us to improve the quality of life for our communities and supporting local businesses to prosper.  

Recently we have led a collaborative Somerset wide scheme which offered five graduates a chance to spend nearly two years on different placements in five different Somerset councils.  This unique opportunity provided them with a safe space in which to transform their education into workplace skills, learn about local government and develop the confidence to take the next step in their careers.

In the last eighteen months, we have provided opportunities for over twenty graduates, many of whom have gone on to secure roles within SSDC in their specific areas of interest or areas which have enabled them to utilise their degree study.   We aim to increase our offering to graduates and ensure that local government continues to evolve by encouraging young people to start their career with us.

Do you want to develop your potential at an organisation that’s great to work for in a beautiful and thriving part of the country?  Do you want to make a difference to thousands of lives?

South Somerset District Council (SSDC) is looking for graduates who have a minimum of a 2:2 degree and who are enthusiastic, positive, hard-working and excited about starting their career. It doesn't matter what you have studied at university, just that you have the drive to apply what you have learnt and are eager to get into the workplace to turn your studies into new skills. 

So, if you're looking for an involved, practical and interesting way to demonstrate your ability, come and join us in South Somerset where you can expand your horizons and learn about a career in local government.

Who are we looking for?

We're sorry we don't currently have any vacancies available. If you want to help shape and influence what an ambitious Local Authority looks like then we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV to