Last week was National Apprenticeship's Week and there's lots to read about what is being done. One exciting opportunity is a Civil Service Apprenticeship - a great alternative to full-time education (16 years and over) 12 - 18 months and could lead to a permanent job in the Civil Service - closing date extended to 10 April. Also Friday has been nominated as Regional and National Day so leave a comment and tell us about what you are doing locally.
Staff from HMRC in City Centre House recently took part in the Engaging our Secondary Schools programme. For a period of 6 weeks they played host to students from George Dixon Academy in Birmingham.
Parliament Explained was the subject of our most recent discovery sessions. Clare Mullin of the Parliamentary Outreach Service led 2 interesting sessions about the workings of Parliament.
Chris Cole of Office of the Public Guardian took advantage of the job shadowing opportunities in the West Midlands and spent a day with colleagues in the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Following on from the focus group and Discovery sessions facilitated by Civil Service Local a new category of blogs has been started on blog.gov.uk. This new series can be found on the Civil Service blog for civil service leaders. In …
Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health and the Civil Service Local – West Midlands Champion, will give the keynote address at the Senior Leaders’ event in Birmingham on 6 March 2015
Enhance your skills by acting as an interviewer for students from schools in Cheslyn hay, Aldridge and Cosford.
The next West Midlands Discovery session is about the workings of Parliament. It will take place in Birmingham on Monday 23 February.
There are still places left on the Managing Change Discovery session. It will be held on 30 January between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm at Fiveways House in Birmingham.
New volunteering opportunities in schools in the West Midlands for January and February
Ian Booth of the Land Registry spent 4 days at the West Midlands Academy with the Transformers. Here is a brief account of his experience.
It was a tale of two regions and two successes for Civil Service Local at this year’s Civil Service Awards with both the north west team and Richard Hill in the south west and Wales, deservedly picking up a prestigious award each.
Our Civil Service Local team in the north west of England won the Excellence in Civil Service Reform award and Richard Hill who works in our team in the south west and Wales won the individual Volunteering award at the Civil Service Awards in November last year.
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) are embracing the new Operational Delivery Qualifications now available to Civil Service staff who deal with external customers, the qualifications are recognised nationally and can be used within the Civil Service and even beyond...
Links to the volunteering opportunities available throughout November and into December in both primary and secondary schools in Walsall.
A volunteering opportunity supporting your community during adverse weather.
Help shape the civil service of the future by contributing to the writing of the leadership statement.
A series of Discovery / Focus group Sessions is being held around the country. The first was in Croydon last Monday. Read the post to see how you can join in the discussion either by attending or emailing your thoughts. Another date has just been added in Cardiff on 23 October.
Are you an operational delivery manager? Do you want to know more about the operational delivery profession and how it can support your team? And do you want to know more about staff engagement and what steps you can take …
"Amazing experience"! "I'm so glad I came" "Absolutely fantastic opportunity" Just 3 comments received from delegates of a recent CS Local Academy This 4 day residential course is aimed at grades AA - EO who are keen for a challenge and …