Toby Gladwin

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Government
Job title: Economic Programmes Manager
Subject of study: Classics
Year of graduation: 2016
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Department for the Economy (Jersey)

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

– Guild President.

– UK Civil Service Fast Stream (mainly Trade Policy).

– Head of Aviation Emissions (BEIS).

– Economic Growth (Government of Jersey).

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Public service has always been my career ambition but Brexit related opportunity of trade policy experience has been a surprising theme in my career to date. Now in Jersey, my remit is much larger but where that takes me next may be different again.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

– Guild President (16-17)

– Societies Executive Chair (15-16)

– Classics Society President (15-16) and Social Sec (14-15)

– Real Ale Society Founder and President (14-15)

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The small, family Department where everyone was there for a shared love of ancient civilisations.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The student bubble of Exeter was a perfect Petri dish for developing as a person.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The blend of prestigious university in a campus / rural location.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

– Critical thinking

– Presentation skills

– Confidence

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

There are multiple ways in to public service and where you start will never determine where you end.


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