Careers Advice

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  • Career Profile: Hear from Adam, a Finance Manager in the Finance Cycle Team at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, about his story and what a career as a Finance Manager is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Gurdeep, a Digital Enterprise Architect and Security Manager for the City of Wolverhampton Council, about his story and what a career in IT is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Laura, a Deputy Manager of a Residential Children’s Home at Shropshire Council, about her story and what a career as a Deputy Manager is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Nicola, a Civil Enforcement Officer at Wyre Forest District Council, about her story and what a career as a Civil Enforcement is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Matt, a Operational Lead Through Care and Edge of Care at Coventry City Council, about his story and what a career as a Operational Lead is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Katherine, a Principal Planning Officer at Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils, about her story and what a career as a principal planning officer is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Pal, a Assistant Team Manager, Transition and Leaving Care Service and Apprentice Social Worker at Walsall Council, about her story and what a career as a Assistant Team Manager is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Ella, now a Corporate Business Assistant at Stafford Borough Council, but whose career journey started with an apprenticeship and has flourished from there.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Dr Deborah, a Senior Educational Psychologist at Birmingham City Council, about her story and what a career as a Educational Psychologist is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Claire, a Housing Locality Officer at Redditch Borough Council, about her story and what a career as a Housing Locality Officer is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Charlotte, a Senior Planning Officer at Bromsgrove and Reddich Councils, about her story and what a career as a Planning Officer is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Rob, a Principal Accountant at Wychavon District Council, about his story and what a career as a principal accountant is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Charles, a Building Control Surveyor at Herefordshire Council, about his story and what a career as a Surveyor is like.
  • Career Profile: Hear from Liz, a Social Worker at Staffordshire County Council, about her story and what a career in Children's Social Care is like.
  • Meet Dawn Hewins. She heads up human resources and organisational development in the UK’s biggest council – Birmingham City Council. Excluding schools, Birmingham employs c11,500 employees and it’s been Dawn’s role to manage the people aspects during the pandemic.
  • Meet Paul Bowen. A streetscene operative for Stafford Borough Council with a massively strong work ethic.