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Civil Service Live: What's on and what to expect

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Civil Service Live is just around the corner with six dates spanning five cities in June and July 2022. Lorraine McBride’s here with a run-down on what’s on. After two years online, Civil Service Live (CSL) is back with an …

Right People. Right Training. Right Job

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The Civil Service has a wealth of learning and development and career opportunities across the UK. Ensuring such prospects don’t pass you by can sometimes be challenging, but here’s how you can avoid the pitfalls. The Civil Service is a …

How wonder of workplace adjustments made life easier

Kerry Twort, Civil Service Workplace Adjustments Service (CSWAS) Policy & Practice CSHR Expert Services, Cabinet Office, Sheffield

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 19 May, Kerry Twort reveals how assistive technology and workplace adjustments have transformed her life for the better. Now she’s even on track to achieve A-grade success. Last year, I started an evening …

Civil Service Live 2022: Meet the Speakers

Andrew Jones, presenting at Civil Service Live

Woohoo! It’s nearly time to take Civil Service Live 2022 on the road. We put the spotlight on some of this year’s guest speakers and hear why they can’t wait to take to the stage. THE POWER OF PENSIONS Whatever …

Uncovering learning in Learning at Work Week

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Pamela Dow on why we needed a comprehensive and meaningful curriculum for the Civil Service, and the campus to deliver it.   Next week is Learning at Work Week (16 to 22 May), celebrating lifelong learning: the knowledge, skills and networks …

Loneliness isn't always obvious

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For many years, Simone Filiaci has experienced depression and loneliness. It can be difficult to understand how different factors can contribute to this debilitating condition. Simone explains how seeking help changed his life.  Mental Health awareness week runs from 9 …

Secret Art of Blogging

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We’re here with everything you need to know about crafting a cracking blog post. As editor of the Civil Service Blog, I’m regularly asked what makes a great blog post, so let’s start with the basics. The goal for any …

From tiny acorns mighty oaks will grow

Civil Services Languages Network

When the Civil Service Languages Network (CSLN) began in October 2020, Matt Brown and Hugo Griffin had no idea the network would become the success it is today. The Spanish Network began with just five colleagues in DWP eating lunch …

Never been to CSL? Here's why you should really go!

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An event of learning and discovery, Civil Service Live 2022 is back with a six-date tour spanning five cities, bringing together civil servants for inspiring speaker sessions rich with opportunities. Civil Service Live is one of Europe’s biggest corporate training …

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: supporting colleagues

Abigail Agyei

Abigail Agyei, a civil servant in the Department of Health and Social Care, shares her experiences with ADHD and dyspraxia, and explains how we can all support colleagues with neuro-differences. Last week (21 to 27 March) was Neurodiversity Celebration Week: …