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I did a finance apprenticeship the people were really nice to me I was 18 at the time it was my first job and they helped me so much. The pay was really good as well I learned a lot of valuable information and if anyone is thinking about doing what I did go for it it’s really worth it.




Long travel to training provider
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Good Workplace but Disappointing Relocation

When starting, there was a good team with good workplace culture. Management was open and supportive of new social workers for the most part. There was generous and flexible work arrangements as well. The real downside though, was the relocation package was really lacking with support to transition to living and working and London. There were many logistical issues and things were very slow to get up and running, so it was very disappointing to experience this especially from moving to London from overseas. HR basically ghosted me upon arrival with their support.


Great colleagues.


Disappointing relocation package.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things
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Great place to work and learn

I enjoyed my time working for the London borough of Barnet, I began my career here and some of the skills I've learned I still apply in my career to this day.


Nice atmosphere and lunches


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Great location. Generous leave entitlement and other benefits. Increasingly modernising. Relatively new offices. Collaborative and shared goals and ambitions.
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Productive and developed my skills

Well resourced LA and lots of training and emotional support during Covid. Management were very supportive and approachable. There was lots of bite size training around Liquid Logic and systems services were always available for additional support when need be.
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I gained a lot of knowledge in a new area of work during my time with this employer which has been very valuable. It is a very fast paced environment which is not always condusive with a healthy work/life balance hence my decision to leave.
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Productive and excellent place to work with a yooung family

Barnet Council invests in employees, offers flexible working, innovative ,and positive in embracing change. Remuneration is excellent with diverse learning opportunities to suit various learning styles.


Flexible working


No free parking
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Barnet Council

Barnet are a great company to work for. The pay is very good for the job and there is lots and lots and lots and lost of different things to do here and that.
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Experience in working in a library

I learned a lot about working in a public library. It gave me the chance to do sometime different.Refreshed my customer service skills and new skills.
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A really wonderful place to work for.

A typical day for me is extremely interesting to me not only because I like to work with my favourite media, which are books dvds and other media. But in this role I get to know more about the media and communicate my love to this amongst my colleagues and customers. I learn more about the stock this way and more about the people's interests in them. And more about my own. My management have always been second to none, so helpful and professional to all staff. The hardest part of the job is learning about all these things, but I have to say this is also the most enjoyable as you never stop learning. It's just the job security here is not at it's best, because of the threat of reduncancy hanging over us all right now. Karen Joannou.
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I am proud to be Barnet employee

Productive and fun working environment. Barnet council is a place where you meet helpful, kind, people who encourages, supporting hard working career focused minded individuals. Staff are helpful fun and loving people.
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Very good place to work and develop skills. Hard work was generally recognised and rewarded.

A typical day would start with seeing my managers and speaking about their workload and any decisions needed to be taken at my level. Dealing with elected members took a large chunk of my time and attending many meetings both in work time and evening meetings either at Housing Committee or Tenant Associations. I did learn a lot about management and Law whilst at Barnet and this held me in good stead throughout my time there. In general the management structure was good and geared to promotion within. My teams were in the main excellent members of staff, bright and hard working. The hardest part of my job was having to evict tenants having exhausted all avenues to try and avert that action, and keeping elected members happy. The most enjoyable part of my job without doubt was seeing staff develop and progress often to very high positions, and tenants' expectations realised and providing nice places to live.


Working with good staff, and being able to develop their skills.


Difficult elected members who had their own agenda not in line with Council procedures.
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Work colleagues are very friendly and helpful. Work place environment so poor.

Very poor Management relationship with the workersNo care or Equal Opportunities for hard concencious good professional workers are no appreciated and not given the career opportunities, not treated fairly or given the opportunity for a permanant post even when there is shortage of the experience professional in that department.Very poor Management Style.


no free lunches


36 hours a week is normal and acceptable
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Professional environment

Good local goverment employer enabling a good work life balance and exposure to a range of services
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Based on 40 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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