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How GDS Academy developed live online learning and what we have learned

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How did the GDS Academy respond to the COVID restrictions? Barbra Webber, GDS Academy facilitator, explains how they pivoted from face-to-face classrooms to live online learning and shares what they have learned from the experience.

Swapping policy for digital: how I changed my career path to become a digital, data and technology professional

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Liz Catherall, senior delivery manager at Department for International Trade explains how
the digital, data and technology profession is open to all

How I Co-Created the Delivery Managers Learning List

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In this post Myles Jarvis, a Delivery Manager at the Department for Education, takes you behind the scenes of the creation of the Delivery Management learning list, a useful resource for delivery managers, with the support of the cross-government delivery management community.

The Civil Service and tech industry pitch solutions to solve public sector challenges

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Tech Connect, a 12 week digital skills programme, saw teams of civil servants and private sector participants collaborate to find solutions for public sector challenges. Find out more about their ideas, and what happened at the Finale.

How do you attract more Software Developers into your department?

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The Software Developer Accelerated Apprenticeship offers an opportunity to existing civil servants to retrain as junior developers. Departments, apprentices and their line managers explain what they liked most about the programme.

How we use data to make the Digital, Data and Technology Profession more diverse

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Making better use of data can help us improve the diversity of our workforce. We’re asking government departments to give us anonymous data - particularly on gender, pay, ethnicity and age - so we can identify patterns and trends.