Coronavirus (COVID-19) crystallised our urgent need for research operations, a relatively new discipline that supports user researchers. Tom Adams talks about research during COVID-19 and this new role.
DfE Digital is hiring people to help us grow a modern software engineering culture. Our teams build services that meet the needs of our users - teachers, students and parents. Here our principal software developer Lewis Wilson talks about our approach, culture and tech stack.
Katie Pether talks about seven things our recruitment team is trialling to make sure the way we hire people is anti-racist and free from bias. If you work in recruitment and you're interested in anti-racist processes this is for you.
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.
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.
For the product managers in DfE our weekly product meetup is rapidly becoming everyone’s favourite meeting. Here Isabelle Andrews explains what makes them so special - and why growing a community of practice is so worthwhile.
Our Manchester office is becoming a really important centre of expertise in digital delivery and transformation. Jack Collier explains how what he and his team do in the North West, and with teams across the country, is a crucial part of our aspiration to provide a world class education for every child.
Service owners play an integral role here in DfE where we focus on making things better for our users. Strengthening our community of service owners is important to us. Here we explain why that is, what the service owner role itself entails and the benefits and challenges service owners face.
Our digital team in Manchester is growing and a range of jobs are being advertised in the next few weeks. Jack Collier - Deputy Director for Digital - talks about why it's a great place to work, the team's values and what motivates them.
Emma Stace, Chief Digital Officer, reflects on her trip to Coventry to catch up on the progress of the Apprenticeship Service.