My work experience by Natasha
I’m Tasha and I’ve just finished a one week work experience placement at Buckinghamshire County Council.
Why I chose BCC
I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to go down so being with so many teams this week has helped me to get an idea of different jobs. I’ve always wanted to work in the public sector as I love interacting with people as well as helping them.
How I spent my week
I’ve spent time with teams in HR, Public Health, Recruitment and Transport, Economy, Environment. My day with Public Health helped me discover that I am passionate about healthcare; I attended meetings, one about Substance Misuse and one about mental health of children. I also spoke to a consultant who specialises in medicine; she enlightened me about a career in medicine as well as how and why Public Health is such an important team.
I spent a lot of my week off site for example visiting High Heavens waste facility (which happened to be on the one day of the week which rained all day!), and reviewing planning requests.
I also spent the majority of my time talking to people about what their job entails and what it’s like working at BCC. Also went to meetings and got site tours.
What I enjoyed
I enjoyed meeting new teams each day which made my working week really varied. This also helped me to increase my confidence as well as learn about the multitude of career types in local government.
What I learned
I learnt about the magnitude of services BCC provides for the county and also increased my confidence in meeting new people. From working in all the different sectors, I learnt that I would love to pursue a career in healthcare.