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A #DayInTheLife of a Countryside Access Officer

A #DayInTheLife of a Countryside Access Officer

What’s the best thing about being a Countryside Access Officer? I love being able to get out in the beautiful Wiltshire Countryside; my area covers parts of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty!…

A #DayInTheLife of a Pest Controller

A #DayInTheLife of a Pest Controller

I’ve seen some great things in this job, like a badger with cubs under someone’s shed! I would say that one of the weirdest I’ve been called out to was probably when a couple thought they had rats in their loft but it turned out to be stoats. However, I also get sent pots of fluff or skin from people who think they are being bitten by something; they try to trap the pest, and then send it over to me.…

Self-progression and ‘The comfort zone’ – #EpicApprentice Kaylee’s Story

Self-progression and ‘The comfort zone’ – #EpicApprentice Kaylee’s Story

Self-progression and ‘The comfort zone’ – #EpicApprentice Kaylee’s Story “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” — Brian Tracy This week Alice and I passed our 6-month new starter probation, meaning we are now fully fledged members of Wiltshire Council!…

#EPICadventure - Ask an Apprentice Edition!

#EPICadventure - Ask an Apprentice Edition!

In 2018, 41% of the apprenticeships started were by people over the age of 24, 30% were started by those aged between 19-24 and 28% were started by those aged under 19. Whether you’re a young adult coming into your first workplace or already have begun your career and are looking to gain more skills it can be hard to tell what becoming an apprentice is really like. I’ve interviewed two apprentices at the council to give us the low-down on what to expect and their own thoughts and experiences.…

Another #EPIC Adventure

Another #EPIC Adventure

In the last two months, I’ve conquered most of those things. Alice and I took our first solo trip out to Canon’s House, a residential home for children with learning disabilities. It was a great chance to meet some lovely people, and have just a little insight into what they do.…

Siobhan - Youth Justice Worker

Siobhan - Youth Justice Worker

My name is Siobhan, I am 25 years old and I am currently working as a youth justice worker in the youth offending team.…

An #EPIC Adventure - Meet the Apprentices Blog #1

An #EPIC Adventure - Meet the Apprentices Blog #1

Get to know Kaylee and Alice and their thoughts on being Digital Marketing Apprentices at Wiltshire Council, why they chose an apprenticeship and what they will be getting up to over the next few months!…

Sharon - Reablement OT Assistant

Sharon - Reablement OT Assistant

I am an OT Assistant in the new Reablement Team, which is a new role for myself, I was previously a Customer Co-ordinator in NEW Adult Care, a job which I had held for 10 years.…

Julia - Reablement Occupational Therapist

Julia - Reablement Occupational Therapist

I am an occupational therapist working in the Reablement Team (North & East Wiltshire). I really enjoy my job as it is about supporting people to be as independent as possible.…

Betty - Senior Pension Officer

Betty - Senior Pension Officer

My name is Betty. I am a Senior Pension Officer. I work for the pension section administering the local government pension scheme.…

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