Join and hear from a panel of Kent alumni, all currently working in the Civil Service, who will share their experiences and advice with students looking to pursue a career within a government department or agency. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and there will be a live Q&A at the end of the session.
Wednesday 1st December 17.30 – 18.30
This event will take place on Microsoft Teams:
Our guest speakers and economics alumni are:
Harry Weil (Economics alumnus), Statistics Fast Streamer, The Cabinet Office
Harry graduated from Kent in 2018, after which he joined the Civil Service Fast Stream as a Statistician. In the last three years, he has had four postings on the Fast Stream. These include the Department of Work and Pensions, where he worked as a Strategic Analyst working on disability employment; the Ministry of Justice where he provided analysis stretching across the entire Criminal Justice System, evaluation for the Spending Review as well as critical data to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the department; a six-month Secondment at the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service where he assessed the impact of Covid-19 on Local Authorities. He is currently at the Valuation Office Agency, where he provides business intelligence for the revaluation of non-domestic properties to calculate business rates.
Ibukunoluwa Ibitoye (Economics alumna), Senior Policy Adviser, HM Treasury
Ibukun is Senior Policy Adviser on Spending Policy at HM Treasury. She has been in the civil service for over ten years. In that time, she has covered various policy issues including transport, borders and immigration, flood risk management, energy, and climate change. Prior to this, she worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat across a range of international development issues relating to ‘Small States’, international trade and urban development. She has a BSc in Economics with Econometrics from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick.