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Podcast – the second series of ‘Think digital, act human’: job application do's and don'ts

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Here is the second series of our ‘Think digital, act human’ podcast. In this episode, host Adaobi Ifeachor, speaks to Vita Shapland-Howes about recruitment in the civil service. Tune in to hear about name-blind recruitment, negotiating salaries, essential criteria and more.

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

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In this festive bonus episode, Shaf Gunton talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about her role as a programme delivery manager in the Get help with technology service. She has advice for people interested in joining this digital profession, and tells us why she set up an engineering academy in Scarborough.

Coding bootcamp helped me retrain as a developer

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Steven Woods's day job didn't quite suit him plus he'd very recently become a dad. So breaking into software development seemed like a daunting task. But an opportunity to become an apprentice software developer came up. He talks here about how the Northcoders bootcamp helped him learn a new craft, and the challenges he's overcome.

More usability means more diversity - the 'Apply for teacher training' service is live

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Screenshot of a page on the 'Apply' service. it reads: You can ask for support if you have a disability. You might benefit from extra support if you're disabled, have a mental health condition or educational needs. If you choose to tell us you need support, we'll let your training provider know. They can then make adjustments so you can attend an interview or do the training. Examples of support could be: organising equipment like a hearing loop or an adapted keyboard, putting you in touch with support staff if you have a mental health condition, making sure classrooms are wheelchair accessible

People are now using the new, live 'Apply for teacher training' service. Feedback so far has been positive especially in relation to how easy it is to use. Laura Tennant talks about how improving the usability of the service makes a big difference to who applies.