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Building an Innovative Civil Service

Civil servants at the One Big Conference on data in November 2023

  A Modern Civil Service is our vision of a skilled, innovative and ambitious organisation equipped for the future. We've discussed what we mean by 'skilled', but what do we mean by 'innovative'?" Innovation has a wide range of applications, …

Skilled: ODP Fest 2023 - A Celebration of Learning

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The Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest of the 28 government professions, making up over half of the Civil Service. More than 255,000 members work in operational delivery roles across nearly every department. The profession is the face of …

A Skilled Civil Service: the Policy Profession

Policy profession showcase in the South West

A guest blog by Toyin Owolabi, Policy Profession HR Business Partner Civil Service policy professionals live and work in locations all across the UK. Some are based in cities, others in more rural areas. Regardless of location, they live alongside …

Skills: Wargaming and Red Teaming - How the MoD is challenging defence thinking

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How do you test ideas and policies? The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is using a range of new tools to examine complex global problems as well as sharing its methods with other departments to improve decision making across government - …

A Skilled Civil Service: Reforming the Fast Stream

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The Fast Stream has long been the Civil Service’s flagship emerging talent development programme. It rivals the best graduate programmes in the UK, currently sitting in the number two spot of the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. Every year around …

Skilled: Meet the ONS Data Science Campus - data science for the public good

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. The ONS Data Science Campus was set up in 2017 with a mission to enhance understanding …

Skilled: How Civil Service Languages Network (CSLN) is improving language capability

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  The Civil Service Languages Network (CSLN) aims to improve language capability across government, equipping colleagues with the necessary skills and ambition to achieve the shared goals of A Modern Civil Service. The CSLN is a vibrant community of over …

Skilled: How the Government Campus supports your learning and development

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The Government Campus was launched in 2020 by the Government Skills and Curriculum unit. It plays a vital role in improving capability across the Civil Service, helping all civil servants build the skills, knowledge and networks they need to serve the government now and in the future.