Working in operations within the Civil Service was not something that Iain Mackinnon ever planned, but he has no regrets.
A great place to work
A range of blogs illustrating the theme of the same name, one of the four supporting pillars of the vision of A Brilliant Civil Service.
The strapline for this theme is: "A brilliant Civil Service - a great place to work. It will continue to be inclusive, flexible, modern and connected, sitting at the heart of a wider public service. In everything we do we will encourage openness, challenge, innovation and excellence."
The three other pillars of the vision are: Improved outcomes; Effective leaders; Skilled people.
Philip Rutnam looks back at the innovative, eye-catching and thought-provoking ways in which the Civil Service celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Andrew Cullinane, of the Civil Service Careers website team, on how the platform has developed in its first half-year to offer more for users.
Recruiting apprentices has brought new benefits to the Crown Prosecution Service, says Senior HR Manager Debra Cheers.
Tamsin Morgan describes how her preconceptions of women's role in the MOD were challenged when she joined the department last year.
Doing an apprenticeship has opened new doors for the Home Office's Alex Sutton.
Government Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil looks at progress towards balanced gender representation in the Civil Service.
Sarah Bishop, Head of the Government Apprenticeship Strategy Team, urges departments to think big and create more apprenticeships.
Government Communication Service apprentice Hyo Adams explains how a Civil Service apprenticeship gave him a new chance for a career.
Richard Graham charts the background to the Smarter Working initiative in the Civil Service and highlights the deadline for nominations for the 2019 Smarter Working Awards.