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Policy Professional Apprenticeships Begins

22 September 2022

We are pleased announce the commencement of the policy professional apprenticeship that begun on Monday 19 September 2022.

This is a three-year scheme with the aim to give the opportunity to people living in Jersey to start a career in policy development, and to strengthen policy-making through more diverse teams.

Following an induction into the Government of Jersey and the Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance department, the new starters will work with three different teams for up to a year in a range of policy and other complimentary areas. 

  • Public policy 
  • Strategy and Innovation, including environmental policy 
  • Health and Community Services 
  • Ministerial Support Unit 
Learning and development
All apprentices will be enrolled on our policy course with King’s College London, this course is tailored to Jersey and will be integrated with policy work and projects over the three years.  

Topics include: Jersey’s governance system; the policy cycle and process; policy analysis and evidence; power and politics in policy-making and innovative policy design.

This will be delivered in Jersey in the first year, with opportunities to visit and learn in London later.  

Paul Wylie – Group Director of Policy said - ‘Before now, if Jersey Graduates wanted to work on policy they would have to relocate to Whitehall. This new scheme provides the chance to solve the big problems, be trained by a world-class institution and see real results – all whilst living and working on the island. I hope we can take even more apprentices next year’.

Two of the new team said what made them want to work in the Government and learn through the apprenticeship; 

Ed Wilkins said – “When I heard about the apprenticeship, I was immediately drawn in by the opportunity to learn more about public policy, both in general and within a Jersey context, as well as contribute to policy making in Jersey.
Contributing to Jersey’s political makeup and being part of the team that has such an important role to play in the community would be incredibly rewarding.”

Bruce Carnegie said – “As a midlife career changer I was particularly drawn to the opportunity to learn from the ground up and develop a suite of new skills in an area that I find fascinating. This apprenticeship provides me an invaluable entry point to a new vocation that I would have otherwise been unable to attain.
I want to be part of an organisation that connects with multiple organisations and communities and works hard for the purpose of making real and tangible improvements for the people of Jersey.”

Pictures (l-r): Katerina Stylla, Bruce Carnegie, Edward Willkins and Claudine Ollivro

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