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Podcast – Think digital, act human: a spotlight on Shafiqa Gunton

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Here is our sixth, holiday bonus, episode of the ‘Think digital, act human’ podcast series. This series shines a light on the stories of the people behind our digital and technology projects.

In this podcast our host, Adaobi Ifeachor, speaks to Shafiqa Gunton, Programme delivery manager. This is a continuation of Shaf’s conversation from our previous Get help with technology episode.

Shaf gives us an overview of what a programme delivery manager is, her career progression in government, and what made her set up an engineering academy for young people in Scarborough.

Have a listen and let us know what you think.

If you’re short on time, fast forward to:

  • 01:21 Shaf introducing herself and her role
  • 02:48 rebranding the ‘Get help with tech’ service
  • 07:19 Shaf’s career progression - from building her first website to becoming programme delivery manager
  • 09:46 words of advice to her younger self and those looking to get into the profession

Read the podcast transcript and subscribe to future DfE Digital and Technology podcasts on Podbean.

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