One of the good things about working in the Civil Service is that it encourages volunteering. Jacob Bonwitt shares his story of how volunteering changed his life and his career.
People and skills
Whether you’re a specialist or non-specialist civil servant, the GDS Academy will help improve your digital awareness by giving you a better understanding of the user-centred methodologies which are at the heart of government transformation.
Across government, departments are beginning to realise not only the value of the data they hold, but also how they can use data science to make more effective, data-informed decisions.
Holly Ellis discusses the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining the right people and skills needed to transform public services.
Building an open and inclusive culture is something we work on continually. All this work is important, because it helps create an environment where people can feel confident to be themselves at work. Where they can bring their whole selves to work.
Creative writer Lucy Carey discusses a new peer-led initiative we’ve been developing at GDS to usher more women towards the podium – Break into Public Speaking.
How GDS worked with Public Health England to train their staff in writing effectively.
In order to make government a major destination for digital, data and technology professionals, we need to change how we attract and retain them. Here’s what we’ve done to achieve our goal, and what we’re doing next.
The GDS Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network went to this year’s UKGovcamp to talk about cultural diversity in the workplace.
GDS is here to support government departments in their digital transformation. Jen Lambourne tells us how she worked with the Ministry of Justice to develop technical writing skills.