Graduate development

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About us

Coventry City Council is a very special place. As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. However, we’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.  

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, so we are keen to recruit graduates from all different backgrounds to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We are looking for graduates who have different perspectives, the right values and attitudes, and who are keen to kick-start their career in local government.

Our service areas

Local government does more than you think! The work we do at Coventry City Council improves people’s lives - from helping them into work to providing clean and green places to live, to keeping them safe and protected. Our service areas include:

  • Adult Services
  • Business, Culture and Investment
  • Children’s Services
  • Education and Skills
  • Legal and Governance Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management and Property
  • Public Health and Insight
  • Streetscene and Regulatory Services
  • Transportation and Highways

Our Values

One coventry values

Our values define us as an organisation and influence everything we do and how we treat each other.  We recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to achieve our goals. We want to ensure that Coventry City Council is an inclusive workplace where people know they are valued and feel empowered in their roles to achieve excellence for our customers and communities. 

To achieve this, we have committed to the following six values:

  • Open and Fair - We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and Develop - We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and Empower - We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and Innovate - We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be Accountable - We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and Respect - We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

If you share our values, we would encourage you to apply.