Career Opportunities for All at Local Councils; WLGA CLILC
ARE you feeling the pressure mount as you wait for your exam results this month? This time of life is a major crossroad for many young people (and some not so young), and the decisions you make now can determine the whole course of your future career.
Whatever qualifications you obtain this summer, it is well worth thinking about a career working for a local council. If you think the council onlyhas jobs like refuse collectors or administrators - you will be surprised.
The diversity and depth of work in local government is huge and spansmany professional and trade areas from lawyer to cook and from town planner to mechanic.
Some jobs are office based, but depending on the role you could find yourself working outdoors, within the community in a wide variety of locations or visiting people's homes or business premises.
Whatever your interests, or your educational background, local government offers a wide variety of choices, and even if you have little work experience there are routes into local government for everyone.
Not onlydoes local government offer a wide range of careers, it is also a very good employer.
Local government employees work in a dynamic, fair and flexible environment with many benefits available to them such as training and development, flexible working arrangements to enable you to balance work, home and social life, good annual leave allowances and a valuable final salary pension scheme.
Local councils also strive to be equal opportunities employers which means recruiting and promoting people solely on the basis of their ability or potential to do the job effectively, irrespective of their age, gender, religion, belief, sexuality, race or any other irrelevant factor.
Councils have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all employees are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. …