North West

Making Your Money Matter

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The Charity for Civil Servants has recently been talking to people about effective budgeting, offering financial capability information as well as emergency help and debt advice. If you want to make informed decisions about your finances, and understand the risks and benefits of particular options, the Charity’s website has top tips to help you

Discover Preston

Read about how Asif had his eyes opened at the Discover Preston event on the 13th February at the HMRC Learning Academy in the Guild Centre, Preston.

New development opportunities

Here our latest opportunities to build your capability through giving some time to Civil Service Local . . . Do Digital Project After some very successful pilots in 2016, we are expanding our Do Digital offering throughout 2017. This means we …

Let's do digital

We’ve been really busy the past couple of months in Blackpool and Oldham helping a range of vulnerable citizens improve their digital skills. Our “Do Digital” pilots have proved a huge success and we’re about to start a new course with Age UK in January. Here’s our photo-story so far….

Experience life in a different department

We're delighted to add secondment opportunities to our People Connections programme. It's a way to connect with colleagues from other departments across our region to learn new skills; share best practice and bring something back to your own department. Find out more about exciting, short-term, development opportunities at the Environment Agency and HMRC.

Discovering opportunities in project management

The first discovery session on project and programme management has been held at Preston’s Kirkham prison, with a diverse audience of North West civil servants taking part. Alex Scott, covering his first CS Local event, found that the knowledge the audience took away with them could be a springboard into a new career.

Inspired to achieve

Inspiring people to be the best that they can be is at the heart of Civil Service Local’s programme of events. Glenn Atkins, who now works at the Department for Education, was inspired by attending the Academy and has used his experience as a springboard to further his career – and develop himself.

Connecting professionals

Connecting people across departmental boundaries is one of the main aims of Civil Service Local. Nick Langford's been doing just that since he first became involved three years ago. In our latest blog celebrating five years of collaboration, he tells us how he’s done it.