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Online Civil Service induction event

Welcome writing in lightbox lying on wooden desk with office supply and coffee cup as flat lay from bird's eye viewWe are inviting new entrants, who have joined the Civil Service in the past 2 years, to take part in our Civil Service induction event being hosted online on Thursday 24th September 2020.

The aims of this event are for civil servants to learn about the breadth of work undertaken by the Civil Service, encourage them to build their skills and be collaborative in their approach and to support civil servants in their personal development. As an employer we aim to highlight the multitude of opportunities the Civil Service presents to employees.

What is involved?

We will have a number of speakers presenting a variety of topics and delegates can ask questions online, as well as visit breakout rooms. Delegates will be able to gain knowledge of some of the different support services on offer within the Civil Service and have the opportunity to network with colleagues.  Some of the presentations on the day will include:  

  • A history of the Civil Service 
  • The Civil Service in your location
  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • The importance of wellbeing
  • The variety of support organisations and agencies for civil servants
  • Guides to Civil Service jobs and the Civil Service learning websites 
  • Discussions on personal and professional development opportunities

Want to sign up?

Grade – open to any civil servant who has joined in the past 2 years

Where - online using Youtube, please ensure you can access this website before booking a place. If you are unable to access Youtube on a work device you may wish to join using a personal device.  We will send you the details on how to join us a few days before the event.

When - Thursday 24 September 2020

Timings - to deliver the content in manageable sessions and to avoid 'screen fatigue' there will be three separate sessions over the course of the day (10am to 11am, 11.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm). By signing up for the event, you are committing to attend all three sessions.

Please register here using EventBrite

Next steps

You must have your line manager's approval to attend and this may count towards your 5 a year learning and development days. An agenda and more information will be circulated to attendees at least 2 days before the event.

Civil Service Local are committed to ensuring that wherever possible our events are accessible to all participants. If you have any specific requirements that will enable you to fully participate, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments.

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  1. Comment by cath watson posted on

    I have new people coming into my Business Area in October and November. This session would seem to be idea for them. Are you considering running more of these?

  2. Comment by Christopher Atkinson posted on

    We have a couple of new civil servants who would benefit from this event, something in October/November would be ideal.

    • Replies to Christopher Atkinson>

      Comment by John Mark Haskey posted on

      Thanks for the interest Christopher. We are hoping to run several more events over the next few months, probably with a more local focus rather than National. Keep an eye on these blog pages, john

  3. Comment by Victoria Bullock posted on

    I would like to attend but have another training session that day. Will we be able to access the presentations afterwards, or would we need to join the other events you are running over the next few months?

  4. Comment by Nicola Duke posted on

    I started in January, this would be very useful but unfortunately will not be able to attend the one on the 24th September. Would definitely be interested in seeing further dates.

  5. Comment by Pippa Nash posted on

    I joined the civil service (working in MOD) in June this year and would very much value an induction event, but can't make this due to other work commitments. Will this be recorded to view later? And/or please can you re-run at a later date.

    With thanks

  6. Comment by Kami Sohel posted on

    DWP has new entrants who were interested in this event however DWP staff cannot access this medium. Is there another way we can access this learning

    • Replies to Kami Sohel>

      Comment by John Mark Haskey posted on

      Kami, thanks for commenting. We understand that those in DWP who have Windows10 laptops can access these links, or can ask permission to do so.
      I will be sending links to if you can access that site - let me know, J


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