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Debbie Alder

Debbie Alder is HR Director General for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and chair of the Civil Service HR Capability Board. She is also the Civil Service Deaf and Hard of Hearing Champion, and Disability Champion at DWP.

Inside Policy: Unlocking the potential of young people

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Since 2014, the Civil Service has provided around 6,000 work placements every year to jobless youngsters. Here, Debbie Alder explains how Movement to Work helps crack the vicious ‘no experience - no job’ cycle to help youngsters nail their first …