|Current placement||Adults and older peoples services – Mental health commissioning and developing transport services.|
|Background degree and university||History at Oxford University|
How you have found the scheme so far?
I have really enjoyed the scheme as I think my employers have been quite focussed on developmental opportunities for me.
My first placement was in the Corporate Programme Team working on the Councils Civic Centre. It was for a year which was initially frustrating but it did allow me to build relationships and a profile so that I was given more responsibility. By the end of the project I was responsible for organising and running the induction programme for 2,500 staff
I am currently based in adults and older peoples services which I am really enjoying as it is completely different from my first placement. I have had to learn very quickly especially as I am working on two distinct projects. In one I am looking at re-designing the housing pathway for mental health patients coming out of hospital. In my other project I am looking at developing the transport provision for adult social care and older people with a view to making it more flexible in line with personalisation. Both are allowing me to develop an understanding of front line service provision.