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Civil Service Awards: Why victory is ‘over the rainbow’

2022-02-01 Developing and Supporting People Award Winner

The Civil Service LGBT+ Network, led by John Peart, triumphed in the prestigious Developing and Supporting People category for its groundbreaking mentoring scheme.  As winning reactions go, it’s fair to say that John Peart’s on cloud nine right now. As …

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 …

Virtual reality: job inductions in the pandemic and beyond 

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Carrie Griffin from the Government Skills and Curriculum Unit shares how the new cross-Civil Service online induction course is shaping up. “Like so many others, I joined [the Civil Service] during the pandemic. My colleagues were very welcoming, but it …

World Prematurity Day: The day everything changed 

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With 1 in 13 babies in the UK born early (before 37 weeks), Carla Giudice shares five ways the Civil Service can best support colleagues with premature babies.  My journey into parenthood started unconventionally. My pregnancy in 2016 was unexpected, …