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.
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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.
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.
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
A very valuable session which included so much information about how elections work in the UK, an inspirational story about attending the north west Academy, and even a premier showing of a short film!
The Going Forward project begins anew this week. We'll bring together a new team of civil servants to work with offenders at Her Majesty's Prison Thorn Cross.
Steven Paul was so inspired and motivated by last year's Civil Service Local Academy in Preston, he decided to harness and share his enthusiasm back in the workplace.
Find out more about an exciting and unique opportunity to gain a University level qualification through Civil Service Local. We're working in partnership with Lancashire Adult Learning to offer Level 5 Apprenticeships in Leadership and Management.
Jackie Southcombe tells us about another successful Continuous Improvement event organised by the Civil Service Local network she leads in order to focus on that expertise in the north west.
Are you a civil servant in the north west of England? Would you like an opportunity to exchange skills, knowledge and expertise with others and increase your flexibility? Our Exchange to Change programme may be the way for you.
The Government Access Project - known as GAP, recently helped 65 patients as well as staff and carers at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool. Our team of cross-government volunteers are now looking forward to returning to Trinity and other local hospices in 2015 to develop their skills further and continue to support our community.
The Citizen and Celebration Event in the north west of England was a day dedicated to achievement and commitment. Our volunteer civil servants working with Civil Service Local give more than just their time to our citizen-focused programmes. The three projects which led to our winning a Civil Service Award for Excellence in Reform work with young people, offenders and those accessing hospice care to make a real difference. The day was a chance to showcase the innovation and creativity that comes from encouraging civil servants to work across government.
A good news story that has it all - networking, continuous improvement and cross-government collaboration. Find out how Jen Frankish proved that it really is worth showing some initiative to help get things done.
Linda Goulding speaks about the "really invigorating experience ... working with some great people" in a fantastic week as a facilitator at a Civil Service Local Learning Development Academy in Newcastle.
When I was offered an opportunity to take part in the Going Forward Project to deliver a series of workshops to youth offenders at HMP Hindley, I had no idea what to expect. What I found was an incredible bond between co-workers and a huge insight into a whole new world.
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.