As a Council, we want to have a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we recognise the value of the variety of skills, knowledge and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We don’t want anyone to think ‘the Council doesn’t hire people like me’ and we are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We have no pre-conceptions on where the right person for this role comes from, or what they look like. However, you will find that all of our people share similar qualities. We come to work with a can-do attitude, ready to get involved and deliver the best possible services. We’re respectful and open-minded and work together to achieve our goals.
Our apprentice programme embodies what we're trying to achieve as a council. By combining practical training with study and a real qualification, you can get the skills you need to succeed, no matter where you are on the career ladder.
Our Apprenticeship and Career Pathway Development Lead highlights how valuable this programme is to our Council:
"It's really rewarding that we're helping people develop in their careers, whether they've just left school or they're looking to change direction.'
We wouldn't be able to achieve the quality results we do for our residents and businesses without our diverse, vibrant and dynamic workforce. Making sure that you have exactly what you need to thrive and be content in your role is vital in allowing you to do work successfully for the people of our city. One of our Customer Service Managers, had this to say about working for the Council:
"The team and environment we've created is fantastic. Everyone has a voice, everyone gets listened to and no one is on their own."