Business change stream

Applications closed on 5 July 2019.

The business change stream is a development programme which is designed to recruit high calibre graduates and develop them as catalysts for innovation and improvement across Kent County Council.

You will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to identify business requirements, to design solutions and to help guide the implementation using appropriate project methodology.

You will participate in the programme for 2 years and work alongside colleagues in the change team where you will develop a wide range of skills and gain professional qualifications. The projects will vary across the organisation in order to gain a broad understanding of each area of the council. Each project will carry various levels of responsibility and accountability and will focus on efficiency and improvement.


Candidates will receive a starting salary of £25,238 which will increase with progress.

Training and development

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

You will be offered a range of development opportunities throughout your programme, including the Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship (Level 4). On successful completion of the programme, you will become part of the Performance and Analytics Team and will be deployed according to the priorities of the council.

You are fully supported from day one and will be allocated a professional mentor from outside of the division who will take a close interest in your development, as well as a placement manager.


Candidates will primarily be based at our Maidstone offices, although this role may require flexibility to travel to different locations around the county as required.

  • a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline
  • a GCSE grade C or above in English language or equivalent (new grades 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.

We are looking for candidates with the potential to become future senior managers. 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.

If you are due to graduate this summer, you are eligible to apply if you are predicted a 2:1 or higher but please state your predicted grade clearly on the application form.

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

5 July 2019

Assessment centre

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment on either 28 or 29 August 2019.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 5 September 2019 in Maidstone.

Start date

Successful applicants will join KCC on 28 October 2019.