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An insight into a Career in Government from Director General of Education and Skills

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures. 



Join us for the first of 4 lectures this autumn starting with An insight into a Career in Government from Director General of Education & Skills.

Speaker Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills and host Professor Karen Holford, Pro VC  invite you to join them on  Thursday 16 October, 6 – 7.30pm, in the  Council Chamber, Main Building.

What to expect
This lecture offers a rare opportunity to learn more about a career in politics and meet Owen Evans, the Welsh Government’s Director General of Education and Skills.

The evening will start with a topical and informative talk from Owen looking at the challenges that Owen’s portfolio area presents and how he’s tackling them. Identifying how the Welsh Assembly Government develops policy, the wider political context and working with Ministers. Is this a career for you?

Owen has had a varied career involving the private, public and voluntary sectors so will give an interesting account of his own career path and impressions of being a relatively late joiner into the Civil Service.

A chaired Question & Answer session by Professor Karen Holford, gives you the opportunity to question the Director General, and networking with refreshments at 7pm allow you to talk to the Civil Service Fast Stream representatives about their grad scheme.

17.45 – 18.00 Student Registration
18.00 – 18.05 Introduction by Chair
18.05 – 18.40 Presentation by Owen
18:40 – 19.00 Chaired Q & A
19.00 – 19.30 Networking and opportunity for students to talk to Fast Stream representatives

Book your place, scroll down to the event listing and follow the link.


More about a Career in Civil Service, Local Government, Politics 

You can access a great range of information using Career Central via the Careers & Employability Website, simply follow the link and log-in using your University log-in details.

Information directly relating to the Civil Service & Local Government and Politics & Think Tanks as well as many other career options.

For further Careers Advice, Guidance and Information you can make an appointment or drop in and see your Career Consultant – each linked to Schools/Colleges and offering various appointments and sessions.


Other events you may be interested in

Meet the Welsh Government Civil Service Fast Stream Rrecuitment Team as well as many other recruiters at the Autumn Careers Fair, Tues 14th October, City Hall

Civil Service Fast Stream and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Roadshow Fri 17th October, Main Building Council Chamber.
Please check our What’s On listing for many other events that may be of interest to you.
Enjoy Owen’s talk and good luck with your Career Planning.
Best wishes
Katrina, Marketing Manager 

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