Telford & Wrekin Council serves up career treat for Sibel

Catering supervisor Sibel Randa’s Telford & Wrekin Council journey has been one huge recipe for success.

Telford & Wrekin Council serves up career treat for Sibel

Sibel joined the council’s catering team in 2016 and she works full time at Captain Webb Primary School, Telford where she has gone from strength-to-strength.

She began her council career as a catering assistant and despite speaking limited English her passion for the role and working with children in the school shone through.

Sibel was keen to learn more and started to support catering supervisors in a more demanding role preparing and cooking school meals.

Because of her hard work and enthusiasm, Sibel was successfully promoted to a Catering Supervisor role herself in 2017 – just one year after joining the catering service.

As well as her daily duties at the school, Sibel also supports other potential employees that want to apply for catering roles where English isn’t their first language.

Sibel said: “I love working with in a school setting, preparing food for the school children and watching them enjoy their lunches and it’s great to get positive feedback from them too about what they enjoy.

“I really enjoy working at Telford & Wrekin Council because you always get lots of support and help with anything you need, as well as opportunities for training.

“I love my colleagues and the council gives you opportunities to move up in your career as well which I’ve done.

“The role also suits my family commitments and the holidays mean I can spend time with my children. Telford & Wrekin Council is definitely a great place to work and I’d recommend working here 

Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy, Employment and Skills said: “Sibel is a shining example of how someone has progressed at Telford & Wrekin Council in a short space of time.

“We offer a diverse range of roles at the council and a career here can be very rewarding with lots of benefits and opportunities for progression.

“Staff like Sibel have been supported from the moment they started their council journey and it’s fantastic to see her going from strength-to-strength in the catering team and making a huge difference at one of our local primary schools.”

Telford & Wrekin Council is hosting a drop-in jobs fair event on Wednesday 30 November (10.30am-12.30pm) at Southwater One (second floor), Telford to highlight a range of catering, cleaning and caretaking vacancies and the many benefits of working for an award-winning local authority.

You can find out more about the latest Telford & Wrekin Council vacancies here.

Photo: Sibel Randa is loving her catering role at Telford & Wrekin Council.