Sitting down to write this blog is a mixture of feelings as this is my last blog as a Management Trainee on Gwynedd Council's Cynllun Yfory. Over the last two years I have learned a lot and developed not only as an individual but also in my professional role, and have now had the opportunity … Continue reading End of an era…
I was very happy to hear that a guest speaker was going to be discussing mental health and well-being at our next department meeting. It was here, in the meeting, that I was able to appreciate how powerful it is to have someone stand in front of you and openly share their experiences. ‘Chwalfa feddyliol’... … Continue reading Putting mental health on the agenda
My time in the procurement team in the Highways and Municipal department is now over, but I haven't moved on to the next location as expected. Instead, I have come off the Scheme for the time being, and on secondment as an officer in the contracting and commissioning team in the Adults, Health and Well-being … Continue reading Secondment
Hello and welcome back to my blog! I thought it would be a good idea to use this opportunity to give you a snapshot of my registration qualification. In case you didn't know, we all (Managers of Tomorrow and Specialists of Tomorrow) as part of our role have the opportunity complete a qualification relevant to … Continue reading Taking a ‘NAP’
“Meilir you said? And how do I spell that sorry?” This is how my phone interview for the qualification started. To be fair, I doubt that members of staff at the University of Birmingham come across people called Meilir very often. The phone interview was one of the first steps in the application process. It’s … Continue reading Preparing my application and counting down the days until I start the course
Welcome back to my blog! A lot has happened since I last updated you, so here's a snapshot of my experiences over the last few months: My biggest news is that I have been offered a secondment within the Highways and Municipal department as a Waste / Recycling Data Officer. To list just a few, … Continue reading Secondment
Can I start this blog by saying a big hello to every one of you. The first year of my time as a management trainee at Gwynedd Council has flown by, and I have now been located in the education department since November of 2018. Due to the nature of internal and public consultations I … Continue reading An update from the Education Department and my CMI Level 7 qualification.
There’s more to this scheme than being in the office and politics, I promise you. Since the last blog I have been co-working closely with Meilir and Emily in order to prepare for a day at the Eisteddfod. What for, I hear you ask? Why would anyone from the Finance Department go to … Continue reading A trip to the Eisteddfod.
Because the political side of the Council has such an influence on day to day work and the provisions for the People of Gwynedd I thought it would be appropriate to introduce a little bit about the lesson’s I’ve had in the first few months, side by side with the work I’ve completed in the … Continue reading What About Politics?
Hello, and welcome to my first blog. My first few weeks on the scheme have been interesting, challenging and have flown by! I had little to no experience of both the learning disability service and the adult service when walking in to the office on my first day. So, as you can imagine, the last … Continue reading Finding my feet…