Engaging our young people

The thrill of going off-script

“There is no script and no process’. These words could be unsettling to civil servants, accustomed as we are to plans, procedures, standard work instructions and the like. But the idea of working without the usual restrictions can also be liberating, as I found out on my first day with Civil Service Local.

Inspiring Young People / Ysbrydoli Ieuenctid

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!

Inspiring Young People in Liverpool

Liverpool, Liver buildung

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.

Citizen and Celebration Event

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.