Graduate Intern Programme (Autumn 2021)

Council House, Solihull
£20,092 - £22,462
04 Jun 2021
01 Jul 2021
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull Council are looking for 4 graduates with an interest in analytics and business improvement to join us as Graduate Interns starting in Summer/Autumn 2021.

These 12 month fixed term graduate internships are a great opportunity to gain exposure to a forward thinking local authority; helping to improve lives and services for the residents of Solihull.

As a Graduate Intern, you will be working within one of two key areas – Commissioning (Adult Care & Support) or Business Intelligence and Improvement (Resources).


Our commissioning team are responsible for strategy and service development within the Adult Care and Support Directorate. The team research best practice, analyse local need and service availability and develop strategies and services to support improved care for vulnerable adults within the borough.

As a Graduate Intern Commissioner, you will provide support to the team with data analysis, research of emerging practice and engaging with partners and residents to develop services.

Business Intelligence & Improvement

Our Business Intelligence & Improvement Division support the delivery of key Council plan priorities by conducting research and analysing intelligence, programme management and policy development. The team also establish, review and plan approaches to encourage and embed business improvement across Solihull Council.

As a graduate intern within Business Intelligence & Improvement, you will become a key part of a number of high profile projects in support of the Council Plans’ key priorities as well as provide direct support to the Chief Executive and his team.

You will have:

  • A degree in any subject, with an interest in analytics, finance or business improvement (or be in your final year and due to finish your degree this Summer).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a local authority.
  • Experience of analysing, interpreting, and summarising varied information from a variety of sources and providing clear recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write clear, concise reports and prepare and deliver effective presentations.
  • Ability to organise work and be responsive to meet deadlines, manage competing demands and work well under pressure

Why Solihull Council?

At Solihull Council, we have seen first-hand the huge benefits graduates can bring, having run a variety of successful graduate internships since 2017. Our graduates become an integral part of our teams, getting involved with real projects and adding real value to critical public sector services.

As well as hands on involvement in projects to support our Council Plan, our graduates will have a tailored learning and development programme throughout, the support of a personal mentor and the ability to network and share ideas with other graduates across the Council.

We also offer flexible and agile working and a competitive range of employee benefits including shopping discounts, public sector pension and access to a healthcare cash plan.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a preference for which area you would like to work you can note this during your application.

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Sarah Barnes (Business Intelligence & Improvement) on 0121 704 8347 or Caroline Potter (Commissioning) on 0121 704 8333.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete verbal and numerical testing week commencing 5th July 2021. Successful applicants will then be invited to assessment centre w/c 19th July 2021

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