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Hampshire Own Grown (HOG) is a competitive-entry Talent Development Programme that identifies and develops leaders of the future. It is considered a successful and prestigious development opportunity and has been fully revised and updated for its 9th year – ‘next generation’ HOG is here!


We’re looking for talented leaders of the future, who demonstrate both high performance and lots of potential to build on this. You should be motivated, resilient and committed to take responsibility for your own learning and performance.

We actively encourage talented individuals at all levels of the organisation to apply, and to help you there are 2 levels of the HOG programme that run at the same time. Visit the About HOG and Entry requirements pages for more information.


West Sussex County Council

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with West Sussex County Council to offer places on the programme to staff from each Council, allowing for knowledge sharing and challenge. Visit the West Sussex County Council pages to find out more.


Programme purpose

“Hampshire County Council’s ambition is to be a modern business providing public services – which means doing things more efficiently and providing high quality, responsive services that meet the needs of our customers and improve the quality of life for the residents of Hampshire” (Shaping Hampshire Strategic plan 2013-2017).

The HOG programme aims to ensure that Hampshire County Council has a competent, confident, credible pool of talent that can best lead, drive and inspire the Council, and public service as a whole, through transformative change that will shape Hampshire for a sustainable and vibrant future.

Programme objectives:

  • Identify high potential people and develop their leadership skills, attitudes and aptitude to drive and inspire modern, sustainable public services.
  • Accelerate the development of a pool of  leaders who are passionate about performance and improvement and fearless in the face of transformation.
  • Retain talented people who inspire others through their exemplary mind set and behaviours, and their commitment to shaping Hampshire.

To understand more about the Council’s Workforce Development strategy; Transforming the Council Through You – visit the internal site.