Schemes of Tomorrow

Schemes for the Council's trainees

New opportunities for 2020 will be available before the end of the year.


For more information about the scheme, take a look at the video below:   


Purpose of the scheme

The Schemes of Tomorrow is a unique opportunity for anyone with a degree (or equivalent or higher) to develop a career within Gwynedd Council.

If you have ever thought you would like to work in local government, then the Scheme of Tomorrow is your opportunity to do so.

The purpose of the Schemes of Tomorrow is to develop individuals to the highest possible standard to undertake key jobs within the Council. It will provide the opportunity for individuals to gain the experiences, networks and qualifications required to give a solid foundation to start a career in Gwynedd Council.

As part of the Schemes of Tomorrow we have the Managers of Tomorrow Scheme and the Specialists of Tomorrow Scheme.

The Managers of Tomorrow Scheme’s purpose is to develop new managers to undertake key management posts within the Council, and the Specialists of Tomorrow Scheme’s purpose is to develop individuals to undertake key specialist jobs within the Council.


£24,313 - £26,317

The exact salary point will be dependent upon progress.

What are the basic requirements?

The candidates must reach the basic requirements below to apply:

  • You must have (or are expected to be awarded) a 2:1 degree or higher. Your degree can be in any field. You are qualified to apply whenever you graduate. 
  • You must be fluent in both Welsh and English.
  • You must hold a GCSE C or above in Mathematics, Welsh, English and Science
  • You are passionate about working in local government
  • You have shown a willingness to lead others e.g. in an educational situation (school, college, university) in sports, social community or work.


1. Do I need experience in the specific field before I can apply for the job?

No, you do not need previous experience but you will need to show a willingness to develop.

2. How do I apply?

It is possible to apply for the post through the Gwynedd Council website.

The application process will open soon!

3. Do I need a specific degree in order to apply?

No, you do not need a specific degree but you must have gained any degree of 2:1 or above.

4. What is the length of the scheme?

The Scheme’s length will depend on the length of the qualification you will study.

5. Is there a guaranteed job at the end of the Scheme?

Every possible effort will be made to ensure that the successful candidate is given all possible opportunities to secure a post at the end of the Scheme.

Since the start of the Scheme, the Council is proud to say that the majority of successful candidates have gained a permanent post in the Council at the end of the Scheme.


6. What support will be available to me during the plan?

Full support will be offered to the successful candidate throughout the scheme - during placements and while studying for the qualification.

7. I have applied for the post before but was not successful. May I apply again this year?

Of course! If you meet the post’s requirements then we would welcome you to apply again even if you were not successful the first time.

8. What is the application process?

1. Apply online

2. We will shortlist

3. Assessment centre

4. Formal interview

5. Appointment


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