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Sian Video Transcript

I’m Sian Holt and I’m HR business partner for Transport for Wales.

So Transport for Wales is a non-profit company.

We’re owned by the Welsh Government and we’re here to deliver their transport agenda.

As part of the early talent strategy, we really wanted to launch our very first graduate scheme.

We want our graduates to be our future leaders and our scheme is very much built around giving them the tools that they need to become leaders in our organisation.

So within the duration of the two years, they will have the opportunity to rotate with our delivery partners.

We feel like giving them a broad view of the organisation and seeing both public sector and private sector setups will really benefit them in the future.

So we really wanted our scheme to be a combination of on-the-job learning and have that educational piece.

This is a really comprehensive programme combining webinars, modules, to really enhance the practical skills that they’ll be learning day to day.

They will also get the opportunity to study for a professional qualification.

So, depending on what area of the business they work in, for example, finance, they would gain their ACCA qualification with us.

We are 100% supportive of this and personal progression.

We give them paid time off to do this and absolutely support that study.

We are building the South Wales Metro, which is a ground-breaking project for Wales.

The graduates, in particular the engineering graduates, will be heavily involved in the planning, designing, execution of this.

And I think that is an absolutely fantastic opportunity for them so early on in their career.

We have a fantastic new state-of-the-art office in Pontypridd.

It’s a brilliant office. It’s really innovative.

We’ve got great board rooms, we’ve got state-of-the-art technology, and it really is a great place to work.

We’re looking for a whole range of graduates to join our scheme.

We very much put focus on personality and cultural fit as opposed to what they’ve done at university.

Our assessment is very much built around that so that we get to see who they are, what they’re about, and what they want from the future.

So the culture at Transport for Wales is really unique.

We really encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work.

We want everyone to be exactly who they are and we really want a diverse group of people working in our organisation that represent the communities that we serve.