Business change stream

Applications are now closed.

The business change stream is a development programme designed to recruit high calibre graduates. It will develop the graduates as catalysts for innovation and improvements across the council.

You'll work alongside colleagues across the council to:
  • identify business requirements
  • design solutions
  • help guide the implementation using appropriate product methods.

By working with the change team, you'll develop a wide range of skills and gain professional qualifications.

You will be working on various projects across the council, in order for you to gain a broad understanding of each directorate. Each of these projects will carry various levels of responsibility and accountability.

Length of stream

2 years


Candidates will receive a starting salary of £25,692 which will increase with progress.


Our main offices are in Maidstone, but travel may be required to other offices and locations around Kent.

Additionally, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires most employees to work at home if they are able to do so. You will be fully supported to do this, with the necessary induction, management and equipment.

Training and development

The scheme provides a strong emphasis on personal development, including the skills and attributes required by analysts within the council.

Throughout your time you will be offered development opportunities including  the Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship (Level 4). On successful completion, you will become part of the Performance and Analytics Team.

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline
  • a GCSE Grade C or above in English language or equivalent (new grade 7-9)
  • a GCSE Grade C or above in mathematics or equivalent (new grade 7-9).
  • All overseas applicants must have the UK equivalent. See our equivalency table to check if you meet our academic requirements.

    Additional information

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we represent a diverse community, therefore we welcome applications from people of every race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. There is no upper age limit for applications.

    The selection process allows candidates to draw from experiences within their academic or working career. So you may be a recent graduate, or you may have workplace experience already.

    Unfortunately, due to the vast numbers of applications we receive we are unable to accept applications from candidates who achieved a 2:2 or lower.

Closing date for applications

This post closed at midnight on 21 December 2020.

First sift activity

Candidates were invited to complete a first sift activity between 22 December and 4 January 2021.

Assessment centre

Assessment centres will be held on Tuesday 2 or Wednesday 3 February.  Candidates will only be required to attend one half day virtual assessment centre.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on the 17 February 2021.

Start date

Successful applicants will join us on 22 March 2021.