Having graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Hospitality, I've embarked on the NGDP at Surrey County Council. I'm passionate about public service and the scheme along with Surrey County Council has provided me with great opportunities to explore my interests further.
The opportunity for placements on the programme is excellent as it gives you a broad understanding of local government, as well as the chance to delve deeper into the workings of your chosen Council. I've particularly enjoyed working directly with the Chief Executive as her executive assistant. I have been lucky to work with key stakeholders and to contribute to high level strategies, further understanding how they are developed and implemented. Working with elected representatives has been fascinating, as you learn so much from a diverse group of people.
Overall the opportunities I have gained from working with the Chief Executive and in particular Surrey County Council have been invaluable and will stand me in good stead.