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From serving customers to serving the community

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I knew nothing about the probation service I was joining. I was merely Joe Public from a privileged existence. “What does ‘the social’ mean?” I asked colleagues who looked at me in disbelief.  Sixteen years ago, I began my employment …

How I turned a full-time job into a job-share

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Want a job share, but don’t know where to start? For those dreaming of  working part-time in a job share, the biggest challenge is often finding your professional ‘other half.’ Some simple steps in your recruitment campaign will increase your …

COP26 and the power of collaboration

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The Civil Service Environment Network (CSEN) is run by just 35 volunteers from across the organisation and has more than 3,000 members – we demonstrate the power of working together. Last month’s COP26 summit may be over, but its influence …

Civil Service announce their top 10 blogs of 2021

Top 10 Civil Service Blogs 2021

Forget who won Bakeoff or I’m a Celeb. The real burning issue is: who topped the Civil Service’s most-read blog posts this year? Time to reveal all! As we reach the end of 2021, we want to take this opportunity …

How apprenticeships inspire great opportunities

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The Civil Service recognises the value of apprenticeships to nurture talent and help new recruits  get started. Below, three apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds tell how their apprenticeships in different industries opened new doors.  Jack’s Story Jack Tennant from Knottingley, West …

How DfE helped learners access education. Period.

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When the government launched a state scheme providing free period products in English schools and colleges, it not only helped tackle period poverty, but broke the stigma and raised awareness about menstruation. In January 2020, the Department for Education launched a …

International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2021

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Deaf civil servant Richard Purvis sheds insight into his life, the daily challenges and dreams that motivate him.  To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, the Civil Service Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network (CSDHHN) …