Peter Strathearn, a Scotsman working in Wales who now speaks Welsh fluently tells us how a Civil Service Local project in England inspired him to work with young people in Welsh language medium schools. To celebrate St David's Day on Sunday, Peter's blog appears in English and in Welsh. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
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.
Do you want to know more about the work of Parliament? Join us for our next discovery session in Exeter on the 19th March.
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.
Our next Discovery Session is going to be at Trinity Bridge House on 06 March focusing on Civil Service Learning and how you can use the portal to build a better understanding of your competencies.
Academy 2013 graduate Graham Stanex is moving on, both in terms of his department and country as he returns to his native Northern Ireland to take on a new role in the Home Office. He shares his story so far.
Inspiring our Young People in Further Education is an exciting new project from Civil Service Local in the North West. We are piloting the project with All Saint’s Catholic High School (Kirkby, Liverpool) Sixth Form students. The programme will join together Civil Servants from five different departments with a group of Year 12 students.
2 staff from our region appear in the new publicity material for the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme. Find out more here
Volunteer in a local primary school: we are looking to find civil servants that are willing to talk to groups of primary school children to give them a positive outlook on the world of work, relating it to your own job and experiences.
Would you like to hear more about the practicalities of going digital? Find out more about how to register for this discovery session taking place in Newcastle
Two network meetings (1. Continuous Improvement and 2. Equality & Diversity) are to meet in March in Southampton. In Portsmouth, CS Learning are running a workshop to get help you get the best from their offerings. Read more and sign up to share, learn and develop your skills.
If you are a public sector buyer for digital services, find out more about how to join the regional buyers event being held in Bristol on 12th March.
13 Civil Servants from 6 different departments helped Bournemouth Churches Housing Association support their customers in improving their work skills. Find out more about what was involved and how you can take part in future events.
Lorraine Edgar from HM Courts & Tribunals Service encourages you to consider applying for an Apprenticeship.
Neil Healy and his Academy group, the Quills are hoping to share positive messages from the north west public sector by tweeting with the hashtag #OpeningDoorsCSNW
On 6th February 2015, Civil Service Local North West welcomed John Manzoni (Civil Service CEO) to Manchester for a Discovery Session. The event was held to enable John to hear from some of the volunteers about the work they had been a part of.
Steering group memeber Carla Prendergast, North West Area Manager for the Child Maintenance Group shares her thoughts on her first year of involvement with Civil Service Local and her recent visit to Manchester to meet John Manzoni, our new Chief Executive Officer for the Civil Service.
Learning and Development Facilitator sought for our Early Talent Management Programme: CS Local in the east of England is looking for someone who can help to deliver our programme over 2015-16. This exciting development opportunity will need up to 6 weeks input and can be undertaken in conjunction with an existing role.
I say it's all Brendan Rodgers' fault - the Liverpool football team manager's unique style made me believe they could win the cup. If that could happen - then anything was possible. So, I applied for the Institute of Learning and Management's Level 5 Apprenticeship Programme. Brendan let me down, the course didn't.