Lin Homer talks about welcoming the next cohort of Fast Track apprentices at the induction event, and how the first cohort have already contributed in her office.
Civil Service Leaders
Ursula Brennan discusses two fascinating insights she has had in the past fortnight into data science. The first was at the Operational Research Society's Annual Conference and the second was during a discussion with Permanent Secretaries.
Following the Scottish Referendum Sir Jeremy thanks civil servants for their commitment and hard work throughout this period and says that they must maintain a high level of focus and professionalism as discussions begin on further devolution.
Ursula Brennan, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, talks about her recent appearance at the Public Accounts Committee, and how contract management has changed across the Civil Service.
Sir Jeremy calls the Talent Action Plan one of the "most important documents and policies we have published in the Civil Service in recent years." Read more of his thoughts on the plan.
Sir Jeremy Heywood introduces the new Civil Service Leaders' blog.