Posted: 02 July 2019
1. How long have you worked for Hertfordshire County Council (HCC)?
3 years in September, started in 2016 as a business administration apprentice and in 2017 moved to human resources (HR) after being successfully appointed as an assistant HR officer.
2. Tell us about your current role
I am currently an assistant HR officer for the HR learning and development (L&D) team. I have been given a lot of responsibility, I oversee the training courses and manage relationships and ensure key performance indicators's are met to enable the team to plan for, arrange and follow up these courses. I look after shared inboxes regarding our Learning Management System and the HR L&D inbox which is where all training enquiries are directed. I am also responsible for administration of leadership events which involves managing calendars and liaising with support staff to meet expectations and to provide a smooth process from booking to delivering a leadership event.
3. What is the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career is when I was invited to attend a national event at the House of Commons on behalf of the Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. I got the opportunity to network with a range of people from different industries and discuss our apprenticeships and what this has enabled us to achieve. There were guest speakers such as the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Anne Milton MP and other young apprentice ambassadors who have gone on to achieve their wildest dreams, who were inspiring to hear from.
4. What would you say to someone thinking about a career with HCC?
Make sure you have done your research and are sure this is the route you would like to take. If it is an apprenticeship you would be joining the organisation through, ensure it meets your expectations and will match your interests at this moment in time. Remember, your first role will likely not be your forever role, it is a step towards achieving your career goals. Take as much from the experience as you possibly can, and you will not regret it!