By Joe Kinsella, Transformation Officer, Transformation, Calderdale MBC
It seems like a lifetime ago now, after spending the nine months in local government, trying to follow each acronym I came across. But 12 months ago, as a fresh faced graduate, I had arrived at a daunting stage of my life: a career. What would I do, where would I end up? I was applying for a plethora of roles in different organisations; local government, central government and third sector organisations. What attracted me to all those jobs? The opportunity to work in an environment that was at times political, challenging and exciting, but gave me the opportunity to influence and make a positive difference to other people’s lives, which, after eventually realising that I wasn’t going to be a professional footballer, is all I can remember wanting to do.