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What it's like to work for the council

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.

What it's like to work for the council
What it's like to work for the council

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.

3 words
3 words

Working for the council is fun, flexible, and friendly.

Challenging, thought-provoking, and ever-changing.

Friendly, jolly, and enjoyable.

It's fast-paced, challenging, but a friendly environment.

Rewarding, challenging, and fun.

It's exciting, it's an innovative place to work, and we are on a great journey.

I'd say it's dynamic.

Life-changing.

Rewarding.

Professional.

Fulfillment.

It's a great experience.

A diverse range of opportunities
A diverse range of opportunities

I don't think that there's a council kind of person. I think that the council offers so many varied jobs and varied roles that there's really something for everyone.

Anything from sports management.

Building surveyor.

Speech and language therapists.

Schools.

Public health.

Pest control.

Social work.

Life guard.

Gym instructors.

Jobs on highways.

Thousands of jobs.

Working for the council is fun, flexible and friendly.

Challenging, thought provoking and ever-changing.

Friendly, jolly and enjoyable.

It's faced-paced, challenging but a friendly environment.

Rewarding, challenging and fun.

I'd say it's dynamic.

Life changing.

Rewarding.

Professional.

Fulfilment.

It's a great experience.

For young people who want a career that's diverse and want a range of opportunities, I think the council is a great place for people to come and work.

Be IN on a new way of working
Be IN on a new way of working
Apprenticeships - earn while you learn!
Apprenticeships - earn while you learn!

The apprenticeship for me was a good way to join the council, 'cause I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do.

The possibilities when you pass the course, you can use your experience and qualifications in other facilities. And can also open up a lot of doors.

I'm working, getting experience in the workplace, getting educated at the same time and being paid at the same time, which is always, always great.

Once coming to the apprenticeship, I knew that I wanted to do something in this line of work, so I got the qualification and the experience and to know what I wanted.

A typical day
A typical day

Wow, a typical day. I'm not sure if there is one, actually.

First job of the day is obviously me getting to work before everybody else, and washing up, and making the teas for everybody.

I always come in and check social media first, just to see what kinda like actions happened overnight.

Best thing about my job is no two days are the same. I'll be doing different things every day.

Every day, completely different, new challenges.

It's one of the reasons I enjoy the role so much, because a typical day can be extremely varied.

Who we are
Who we are

I think the preconception I had of the council was that it was a very sort of stuffy old-fashioned organisation.

I expected the council to be quite slow-paced.

I think there is a perceived council worker amongst the general public.

Since I've been here, I've realised that that's actually the opposite.

It's far more innovative and forward thinking than a lot of people may think.

I think a lot of people think the council is a lot of office work and people sat in offices. That's not what it's like. There's a whole different range of job opportunities here at the council, different demographics of people, different ages, different backgrounds. It's a really diverse and energetic place to work.

I did think it would be quite corporate. Actually, it is like working with a big family.

And we genuinely are out to help people.

One thing I do think you need to do is want to make a difference. You want to make a difference to the community. A lot of our job roles do this on a day-to-day basis.

And I think it's a welcome environment for all people. Whatever their background or walk of life.

Something for everyone
Something for everyone

I don't think that there's a council kind of person. I think that the council offers so many varied jobs, and varied roles, that there's really something for everyone.

Anything from sports management, to...

Building surveyor.

Speech and language therapists.

Schools.

Public health.

Pest control.

Social work.

Lifeguard.

Gym instructors.

Jobs on highways.

Thousands of jobs.

For young people who want a career that's diverse and want a range of opportunities, I think the council is a great place for people to come and work.

Opportunities for progression
Opportunities for progression

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 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. It's 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.

Working for the council can be as rewarding as you choose to make it.

Challenging preconceptions
Challenging preconceptions

I think the preconception I had of the council was that it was a very sort of stuffy, old-fashioned organisation.

I expected the council to be quite slow-paced.

Yeah, I did think it would be quite corporate.

Since I've been here, I've realised that that's actually the opposite.

It's far more innovative and forward-thinking than a lot of people may think.

Actually, it is like working with a big family.

Best part about the job
Best part about the job

The best thing about my job is the ability to work with people, lots of different people, seeing positive changes that we can make within the community.

Yeah, I find my role really fulfilling, particularly the fact that I can see the benefit that my work has on the local community as well.

I feel, in some small way, I get to make a positive difference to the lives in children across East Riding of Yorkshire.

So I've seen the improvement to the building, and the impact that has on the users of the building, which is a community.

I take a great deal of pleasure and professional reward from helping the public.