For me one of the benefits of working for the council, it's a very supportive environment.
One of the reasons I applied to work at the council was because of the progression that I knew there was within the job role.
I sort of plan on hopefully working my way up the ladder. Possibly working up into one of the management roles.
The amount of possibilities that are open to you in such a vast organisation with so many teams in so many different areas that there's the opportunity not just to move up, but to move sideways as well.
We've just had a new policy in and around flexible working, which is really good for balancing family life.
They've got fantastic discounts at leisure centres, which allows us to have healthy lifestyles.
The benefits of working for East Riding of Yorkshire Council are that no two days are the same for me. You'd be doing different things on a day to day basis. I get an excellent work life balance. I've made some friends for life here and also learned a lot from very experienced people. And it's a very supportive environment to work in.
For me the best thing about my job is the freedom. Being able to go out on different construction sites, being able to go out and do what you've been asked.
If you're somebody who's ambitious, there's progression opportunities into management roles. You don't get bored because you can swap and change between different areas.
Working for the council can be as rewarding as you choose to make it.