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Being on the Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream

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In this blog post you can read 2 different perspectives on the scheme. Both Fast Streamers are in their third year and work at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), but one joined after nearly 30 years in the Civil Service and one joined straight from university.

How digital, data and technology communities of practice can benefit you and your organisation

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Cross-government communities of practice are growing across the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession. Find out about how the groups support their members, help career progression and increase DDaT capability across organisations.

Companies House: building a more rewarding workplace for Digital, Data and Technology Professionals

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Companies House has been working to make sure that all their employees have rich and rewarding work lives. This has included implementing the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework.

What the first Emerging Technology Development Programme graduates learned

Emerging Technology Development Programme

Students have graduated from GDS Academy's first Emerging Technology Development Programme. In this post, civil servants who took the course tell us what they learned, and the academics who taught them talk about their experience of 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.

How we’re developing the product leaders of the future

product management community

As heads of product in government, we believe that product management is best ‘learnt by doing’.