CoSector and Waltham Forest Council renew collaboration

Saturday, October 14, 2017 04:30

Valentina Martinelli by Valentina Martinelli

Waltham Forest Council renewed its London Councils Internship Programme (LCIP) Framework Agreement with CoSector - University of London, providing project-based internships tgraduates within a range of council departments, from environmental planning to marketing and child care. 

CoSector Recruitment Services (previously part of The Careers Group) have been working with Waltham Forest Council since 2013, successfully placing 136 interns so far.  

The LCIP Scheme

Officially launched in May 2013, the LCIP scheme has gone from strength to strengthNot only does it provide graduates with valuable work experience, it also helps promote wide range of career opportunities available within the public sector, thus raising the profile of local authorities and governmental bodies. 

Internships on offer include research, administration, customer relations, communications, finance, HR, and technical roles, lasting between two and 12 months. All LCIP interns are paid an allowance based on the London Living Wage and benefit from tax and national insurance exemptions. 

READ MORE: How to get the most out of your graduate interns and temps


The scheme is open to graduates from all UK universities, creating strong relationships between London councils and graduates, as well as providing long-term benefits to all parties. So far, eight London councils have joined the scheme, and CoSector is working with more to expand the scope of the LCIP. 

Attending the London Councils Summit 2017

18 November, Guildhall, City of London 

The Recruitment Team will be attending the London Councils Summit 2017 event on Saturday 18th November. 

The Summit is the primary event in the London Councils calendar. It provides a unique networking opportunity for councillors to meet and hear from key local government figures as well as representatives from the business, public, and voluntary sector. Our LCIP Manager will be on hand at stand 10.  

Learn more about LCIP 

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