Kent County Council Reviews

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates and apprentices working at Kent County Council to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

9.4
4.7/5
Date added: 13th February 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
KCC is one of the largest local authorities in the Country and provides more services than I could have ever imagined. This provides you with the opportunity to be exposed to various areas of the business, and meet a wide range people. This ensures the work stays varied and interesting. There is also a real emphasis placed on personal and professional development. As a graduate you feel valued and are fully involved in shaping your own career. There are very few negatives to this role, the organisation can feel very large at times which can be overwhelming and does take some time to learn, but this becomes easier the longer you are in the organisation.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Trainee Operational Researcher
Team:
Business Intelligence and Development
Voted Useful by 1 Person
7.4
3.7/5
Date added: 02nd February 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
A real sense of value, and a fast-pace of self-development.Public sector organisations can be notoriously slow to achieve big change, which costs the organisation. Also commuting.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Voted Useful by 2 People
8.2
4.1/5
Date added: 27th January 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Ability to make a positive change that ultimately benefits the people of Kent.Parking is costly (non-work premises).
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Management Trainee
Team:
Kent Graduate Programme
Voted Useful by 3 People
7
3.5/5
Date added: 26th January 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Being involved with so many different directorates, I've been exposed to so many different teams. Consequently, I have developed a varied repertoire of skills, many of which were completely new to me.The scope of the work is incredibly varied, and so there will always be some tasks to do that I won't find enjoyable, no matter how much I try to specialise away from it.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Voted Useful by 2 People
9.2
4.6/5
Date added: 26th January 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The range in day-to-day opportunities (different tasks, different teams and different locations). The commuting into work if you do not live in the base location. Kent is a very large county so you have to be prepared to travel long distances.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Transport planner
Team:
Highways, transportation and waste
Voted Useful by 2 People
9.6
4.8/5
Date added: 25th January 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Every day is different. I also spend much of my time working out how to improve residents' wellbeing rather than making strangers money.Having to maintain the same level of outstanding services in the face of cuts and austerity.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Management Graduate
Team:
Community Safety
Voted Useful by 2 People
7.2
3.6/5
Date added: 25th January 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The variety. Some days I can be working with apprentices whilst another day my role involves producing high-level plans for the council's future. The graduate role is unique in this regard because there are very few career opportunities that will allow you to see so much of such a large organisation in 2 years. Working in a public sector organisation has its challenges. I have had to learn about working with elected officials, and how to manage your relationship with them, as they often are required for final approval on large pieces of work. Political sensitivity is an inevitable part of council work.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Management Stream
Voted Useful by 2 People
8.5
4.3/5
Date added: 01st February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Pace Diversity OpportunitiesPolitical vs business Budgets
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Project Manager
Team:
Project Management
Voted Useful by 9 People
9.3
4.7/5
Date added: 22nd January 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Varied role, lots of opportunity for development, supportive environment
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Management trainee
Team:
Kent Graduate Programme - Management stream
Voted Useful by 11 People
7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 15th January 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Having responsibility for a range of different projects related to highways and transportation.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Data Analyst
Voted Useful by 12 People