Associate programme - all regions of England

Public Practice - London, United Kingdom

apply before May 31, 2023

Tasks: Education, Management, Research

Topics: Empower & Participate, Policies and Cooperation, Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

Public Practice believe that the role of local government is crucial in creating and managing everyday places that work for everyone. To achieve this it must be well resourced with diverse, placemaking skills, and the right support to lead the way.

Enter a career in the public sector with the Associate Programme. Learn about the types of roles we recruit, how to apply, and read the profiles of Associates and Alumni.


A programme for mid-career level placemaking professionals who want to work in the public sector. We believe the public sector is the place to be if you want to help create inclusive and sustainable places.


As an Associate, you are matched with a minimum 12-month job placement at a public sector Authority that suits your unique skills and career ambitions. Most placements are full-time with a salary of £30,000 – £70,000. Alongside your day-to-day work at your Authority, you attend a Learning & Development (L&D) Course to help you get to grips with the basics of working in local government. You’ll start your job and the L&D Course together with a cohort of other Associates placed at Authorities around the country, who are all passionate about making everyday places that work for everyone.

Placements are available in all regions of England. Your location preferences will be taken into account when matching you with a job placement.


You must have at least three years of relevant professional experience and have the right to work in the UK. We accept applications from candidates with a wide range of placemaking skills – take a look at the full list of role types we recruit below.

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